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FIFA 22 cover star is still Mbappé full reveal due on Sunday

FIFA 22  cover star is still Mbappé  full reveal due on Sunday


FIFA 22: PSG star Kylian Mbappe confirmed as sole cover star Sat, 10 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +0100-EA is promising a FIFA 22 reveal for this weekend and has already confirmed who will be on the game's cover.

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FIFA 22 cover star is still Mbappé – full reveal due on Sunday before Euros

July 09, 2021

EA is promising a FIFA 22 reveal for this weekend and has already confirmed who will be on the game’s cover.

It’s that time of year again. While EA Play Live isn’t happening until the end of July, EA intends on formally announcing this year’s FIFA game, unsurprisingly titled FIFA 22, this weekend.

The announcement of an announcement was made via Twitter, with the reveal trailer due to air on YouTube on Sunday, July 11 at 4:30pm BST.

It’s already confirmed who this year’s cover star will be and rather than go with a new player, EA has brought back Kylian Mbappé, the French player who adorned FIFA 21’s cover.

No explanation has been given as to why EA went with Mbappé again, but he is still considered one of the best footballers in the world, so that probably had something to do with it.

— EA SPORTS FIFA (@EASPORTSFIFA) July 9, 2021

Anyone paying attention to the Euros, however, will remember how he missed a decisive penalty during the France vs. Switzerland match, which cost his team the game.

But the deal with EA was likely formed way before the Euros even started and they’re hardly going to replace him after one missed penalty.

Considering the reveal trailer is planned for the same day as the Euros finals, with England playing Italy, the timing is obviously intentional on EA’s part. The finals won’t be starting until 8pm so fans have plenty of time to enjoy watching both.

EA is running several presentations throughout the coming weeks, until EA Play Live, with one of them dedicated entirely to its EA Sports games. Even if the reveal trailer on Sunday doesn’t contain too much info EA will likely share further details at the EA Sports presentation on July 20.

Although there’s no chance the game will be anything other than cross-gen, it’s going to be interesting to see how much it takes advantage of the next gen consoles in terms of graphics and features.

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EA is promising a FIFA 22 reveal for this weekend and has already confirmed who will be on the game’s cover.

It’s that time of year again. While EA Play Live isn’t happening until the end of July, EA intends on formally announcing this year’s FIFA game, unsurprisingly titled FIFA 22, this weekend.

The announcement of an announcement was made via Twitter, with the reveal trailer due to air on YouTube on Sunday, July 11 at 4:30pm BST.

It’s already confirmed who this year’s cover star will be and rather than go with a new player, EA has brought back Kylian Mbappé, the French player who adorned FIFA 21’s cover.

No explanation has been given as to why EA went with Mbappé again, but he is still considered one of the best footballers in the world, so that probably had something to do with it.


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FIFA 22 cover star is still Mbappé – full reveal due on Sunday Sat, 10 Jul 2021 00:00:00 +0100-The youngster has featured on the promotional material for FIFA games previously, but is now taking the stage front and centre alone, following in the footsteps …

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Paris Saint Germain superstar Kylian Mbappe has been officially confirmed as the new face of the FIFA console games, ahead of the new season.

Mbappe will feature as the sole cover star of the new FIFA 22 offering, which is set to hit stores later in the year, the second time in a row he has fronted the popular video game series.

On Friday the official online accounts of the creators of FIFA football, EA Sports, released a preview in which they told fans they were ‘delighted’ to have Mbappe on board.

PSG superstar Kylian Mbappe has been unveiled as the new cover star of the FIFA 2022 game

The youngster has featured on the promotional material for FIFA games previously, but is now taking the stage front and centre alone.

EA Sports also teased fans by adding: ‘Stay tuned for the game-changing reveal on July 11th.’

Last year, following the first talks which outlined that Mbappe would now be the main face of the franchise, the Frenchman spoke of his pride at being given the top honour. 

Mbappe follows in the footsteps of his idol Cristiano Ronaldo, who used to be the main face

As a young child in Bondy, Mbappe had posters of Ronaldo covering his bedroom walls

Honoured to welcome back Kylian Mbappé The #FIFA22 cover star 🌟 Stay tuned for the game-changing reveal on July 11th 👉 http://youtu.be/o1igaMv46SY

He said: ‘Being on the cover of FIFA is a dream come true. From my time at Bondy to Clairefontaine to the World Cup, this marks another big milestone.

‘I’ve been playing this game since I was a kid and I am honored to represent a whole new generation of footballers and be in the same group as many other amazing footballers who I now share this honor with.’

Mbappe will feature on all three editions of FIFA 22, which includes the Standard, Champions and Legends editions of the game.

Previously Real Madrid’s Eden Hazard – who took the cover spot for FIFA 2020 – had been the face of the game after a long period in which living football legend Cristiano Ronaldo fronted the series.

Mbappe replaces Eden Hazard as the new cover star after the Madrid winger’s poor season

Mbappe replaces fellow countryman Zinedine Zidane as the cover star of the Legends Edition

Mbappe, who has made no secret of his idolisation of Ronaldo when he was younger, now follows in the footsteps of his hero. 

Mbappe will also feature on the cover of the ‘ultimate edition’ of the game, which provides a host of hidden extras for dedicated fans. The previous cover star on this iteration was French football legend Zinedine Zidane.

Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold, Atletico Madrid’s Joao Felix and Borussia Dortmund star Erling Haaland will all feature heavily in the in-game menus and other graphics in the game.

The new game is penciled in for a release date on October 9. 

Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold has also been named as FIFA 22 ambassador for the game

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