FIFA 16 Box Art Features Female Athletes for First Time in North America
US Women's National Team Foward Alex Morgan and Canadian Women's National Team Captain Christine Sinclair have set a first for video game history.
EA Sports has announced that North American releases of FIFA 16 will feature female athletes on its box art for the first time ever. For the United States' version of FIFA 16, we can expect the US Women's National Team's Alex Morgan standing alongside international soccer star Lionel Messi. For the Canadian release of FIFA 16, we'll see Canadian Women's National Team's Christine Sinclair posing alongside Messi. FIFA 16 will also feature 12 Women's National Teams in Kick Off mode's offline tournaments and Online gameplay. Unfortunately, there will be no intergender matches between the ladies and the fellas. Also, there are no plans for any female athletes to grace the cover of FIFA 16 outside of North America.
"It is an incredible honor to be one of the first women featured on the cover of EA SPORTS FIFA," said Morgan. "I know people all over the world play this game and I'm really excited that FIFA 16 is putting such an important spotlight on women's soccer. And now to share the cover with today's greatest player is surreal."
"This year's World Cup showcased the unbelievable talent and skill in women's soccer," said Sinclair. "I'm thrilled that EA SPORTS is celebrating female athletes in FIFA 16. To be featured in the game and to promote women's soccer with Alex is really special and another exciting step for women in sports."
FIFA 16 will launch on Sept. 22 for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
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