The worlds of music and football joined forces once again in London for the launch of EA Sports FIFA 18… and Sport Playlists was there.
A host of Premier League and music stars, including Tottenham Hotspur‘s Dele Alli, Arsenal‘s Alexandre Lacazette, Olly Murs and Wretch 32 dropped by to get a taste of the latest edition of the world’s favourite football game.
Manchester United‘s Ashley Young, Arsenal’s Alex Iwobi, West Ham‘s Michail Antonio, Crystal Palace‘s Wilfried Zaha, Southampton duo Nathan Redmond and Virgil van Dijk, England legend Rio Ferdinand, Blossoms, Tiggs Da Author, Lethal Bizzle and Yungen were also getting to grips with the game’s new features.
On the main stage, Soccer AM presenter Lloyd Griffith hosted a programme of epic matches with Murs and Alli teaming up as Tottenham to take down the Arsenal duo of Lacazette and Wretch 32 4-0 in a one-sided North London Derby.
Away from the heat of the arena, fans, press and other faces from the sport and entertainment industry got to do battle on an sea of screens and have a photo with the Premier League trophy.
The game, released September 29 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and FIFA Ultimate Team, has various improvements, including high-res crowds and regionalised atmospheres in stadiums, plus a more detailed Journey Mode (‘The Journey: Hunter Returns‘) in which you take wondered Alex Hunter through his professional career.
For the nostalgic fan or old school gamer, ‘Icons’ have been added to Ultimate Team mode, with legends such as Pele, Ronaldinho, Ronaldo, Thierry Henry, Eusebio and Diego Maradona all available.
Also, don’t forget to check out the ever-popular FIFA 18 Soundtrack, containing great music from the likes of Run The Jewels, Tom Grennan, alt-J, The Amazons, Stormzy, Avelino and Vessels.
As usual EA Sports have picked a diverse (representing a dozen countries) and exciting squad of artists for this season’s edition of the world’s favourite football console game as they score with a soundtrack that truly reflects the sport across the globe.
As well as the tracks to fuel those late-night FIFA sessions, a host of kits specially-designed by artists such as Glass Animals, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Bloc Party, Capital Cities, Saint Motel, Zhu, and Lemaire are available to those who pre-order the game.