FIFA 18 is certainly one of the big names at this moment as far as the sphere of video games is concerned. And following the release of the trailer for the new edition of the game in the FIFA series, there have been lots of discussions going on around among the fans. The developer of the game – Electronic Arts (EA) has made it clear that the game will be compatible with PS4, Xbox One, and PCs. Also, there is going to be one edition of the game for the Nintendo Switch.
It is beyond any question that everyone is already aware of the fact that Nintendo Switch will not get the standard edition of the game FIFA 18. An exclusive edition of the game for the Nintendo Switch will have a lot of things which would come with a number of exclusive features, and the fans are already discussing what these features might turn out to be.
It has been already reported that Zlatan Ibrahimovic could feature as the cover star of the game in Nintendo Switch while it is going to Cristiano Ronaldo in the standard edition. Definitely, it is not yet confirmed by the developer whether it is going to be Zlatan eventually or not. But chances are high that it is going to be the Swede star who will be on the cover of FIFA 18 for Nintendo Switch.
FIFA 18 on Nintendo Switch Features: The Hits & The Misses
The Misses First
It is known to everyone that FIFA 18 for Nintendo Switch will not run on Frostbite engine. And certainly, there are going to be lots of big things which will be missed in the game. And the biggest one, perhaps, is going to be the Journey Mode. The FIFA 17 thrived on the Journey Mode, and there are lots of expectations regarding the Journey Mode in the original version of FIFA 18. Hence, the fans will certainly be missing out on a lot of things when it comes to FIFA 18 in Nintendo Switch.
FIFA 17 did turn out to be one of the better editions from EA as far as the graphics are concerned, although there were few glitches. And the credit definitely goes to the Frostbite engine. Now the absence of the Frostbite engine will certainly hurt the graphics of the game in Nintendo Switch. And it remains to be seen how it manages to perform when it finally gets launched.
Certainly, there are going to be lots of misses particularly with the Frostbite engine missing out. And all the new features which are slated to come in with the launch of the new standard edition of the game are certainly going to be missing in the exclusive edition of the game dedicated to the new hybrid gaming console from the Japanese brand.
Now The Hits
FIFA 18 is going to be a portable game in Nintendo Switch. That is certainly one of the biggest things that the gamers can expect in Nintendo Switch. The hybrid gaming console is portable, and it is quite natural that the game which will be compatible with the device will be portable as well. Hence, the gamers will be able to play FIFA 18 on Nintendo Switch, with or without the Joy-Con attached to it. The game will run at 60 fps both on the handheld as well as the home console. But when it comes to the resolution, it does take a beating. In the portable device, it will run on 720 pixels while on the home console it is going to be 1080 pixels.
Regarding the portability, the producer of the game has been quoted saying to the Eurogamer, “It's a portable FIFA. It's the best portable FIFA we ever did.” He added, “It has a lot of features, and you can play in all of the possible configurations the console has. You can play handheld, docked, with a single Joy-Con, with dual Joy-Con, with a Pro Controller.”
The Ultimate Team: Since the arrival of the trailer for FIFA 18, the biggest one which has grabbed the attention of the gamers alongside CR7 being hailed as the cover star is the Ultimate Team. However, the FUT Champions is going to be a miss in this version of FIFA 18. The FUT Champions is the competitive format of the Ultimate Team. But the other things related to the Ultimate Team are going to be there in FIFA 18 for Switch.
FIFA 18 for Nintendo Switch Release Date
All the editions of the game FIFA 18 is slated to be released on September 29, 2017. And it is on that day, the version compatible with the Nintendo Switch is going to be launched as well.
FIFA 18 for Nintendo Switch Price
The game will come with a similar price tag of $59.99 which is also the price tag of the standard edition of the game. FIFA 18 is already up for grabs and you can pre-order the game now.