FIFA 23, Marvel Team Up For Comic-Inspired Ultimate Team Heroes
FIFA 23 has partnered with Marvel for Ultimate Team. EA Sports has confirmed in a blog post that the two companies have collaborated to bring iconic footballers back to the pitch in FIFA 23. It will bring iconic stars from around the world, reimagined as legends from Marvel comics. Recognizing their momentous careers for club and country, each FIFA World Cup FUT Hero will receive a unique picture card at the start of the mode. The new game mode is set to feature in the upcoming FIFA 23 – September 30, on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X, and Windows PC.
For now, EA Sports has confirmed that five players will receive the special treatment of the Marvel Player Card. At launch, the FIFA 23 Ultimate Team World Cup mode will include retired legends such as American Landon Donovan The Brave, portrayed by Captain America. Then there’s Portuguese defender, Ricardo Carvalho The Anticipator, who is a clear nod to Loki, the god of mischief.
Former Juventus midfielder Claudio Marchisio is Il Principino, which also happens to be his nickname in the dressing room, meaning The Little Prince. Former Manchester City and FC Barcelona midfielder Yaya Touré represents The Citadel, while Korean legend Park Ji-Sung is Tigerheart. Since this promotion applies to 21 FIFA World Cup FUT Cards, they will be sold in FUT packs and can also be purchased on the FUT Transfer Market. The collaboration also includes other special items inspired by Marvel heroes such as kits, balls and other cosmetics.
More information on this will be revealed closer to the holiday season in the United States, alongside the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar in November. EA has also confirmed that a special Marvel comic will be released at a later date, which may feature said players as main characters.
Those who pre-order FIFA 23 Ultimate Edition before August 21 will also receive a limited-time FIFA World Cup Hero item, along with other in-game benefits.
This year’s EA Sports football simulation game will be the last in the franchise to carry the “FIFA” moniker, following licensing disagreements over monetary compensation with the global federation.
FIFA 23 will launch on September 30 on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series S/X. Purchasing the Ultimate Edition or subscribing to EA Play Pro gets you three-day early access starting September 27. FIFA 23 Legacy Edition will be available on Nintendo Switch.