EA Sports and Marvel Entertainment will be featuring new FIFA Ultimate Team Heroes in FIFA 23—illustrating the iconic, real-life soccer heroes.
Today, Electronic Arts Inc. (EA Sports) and Marvel Entertainment are proud to announce their huge, new collaboration in FIFA 23. The team-up is said to include “a new cast of FIFA Ultimate Team (FUT) Heroes…reimagined and inspired by Marvel Comics.” This special addition would also mark the special highlights of soccer’s fan favourite players and celebrate their real-life hero status—with illustrations done by Marvel Comics artists.
The collaboration will also include other perks for FIFA 23 players and the new FUT heroes. Each FIFA World Cup FUT Hero will receive an exclusively-illustrated, untradeable FUT item at the launch of the World Cup game mode, with base versions of FUT Heroes being available at launch of FIFA 23. Other vanity or aesthetic items will be included such as Marvel Heroes-inspired tifos, kits, balls, and more.
One of the best items included in this special collaboration is an online Marvel Heroes comic book that includes Marvel written biographies, which will be sold in limited edition physical versions later on. The two collaborators noted that more info on the special aesthetic items and comic book availability would be further revealed closer to the holidays…so, potentially closer to December time.
EA Sports also announced that players who pre-order the FIFA 23 Ultimate Edition by August 21 will also receive “a limited time FIFA World Cup™ Hero Item”, along with other perks such as 3-Day Early Access to the game (September 27), an upgrade to the PlayStation 5 version for free, an untradeable FUT “One to Watch” player item, 4,600 FIFA Points, a FUT Team of the Week 1 player item, a Kylian Mbappé loan item, a FUT Ambassador loan player pick and access to “Career Mode Homegrown Talent.”
FIFA 23 marks the 30 years EA Sports has produced games for the FIFA franchise. EA Sports already announced the game will launch on September 30, 2022, which will feature its latest gameplay technology called “HyperMotion2”, built from FIFA 22’s technologies. It is meant to elevate one’s movements on the pitch and add more realism to the gameplay. The game highlights its capabilities to push the boundaries of cross-play and more.
FIFA 23 will also be commemorating its various competitive leagues for men and women, making it the biggest addition of various clubs and leagues to play with such as UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, UEFA Europa Conference League, Premier League, Bundesliga, LaLiga Santander, CONMEBOL Libertadores and CONMEBOL Sudamericana. This also means players will be able to access over 19,000 soccer players across 700 teams in 100 different stadiums.
This could be a cool partnership where famous players could be showcased for their stoicism on the pitch and off, also there is a player named “Hulk”, so the comparison to the Marvel heroes Hulk and She-Hulk is uncanny. And Christano Ronaldo already has the playboy-millionaire-philanthropist vibe to be compared to Tony Stark’s Iron Man.
Pre-orders for FIFA 23 and the FIFA 23 Ultimate Edition are currently available now. The game will be playable on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, Google Stadia and Steam (PC).