Connect with us
Advertisement

News

First glimpse of the FIFA Switch version

Is it a port of FIFA 17, or an as-yet unseen FIFA 18, or something else again?

Published

on

FIFA Switch version

Is it a port of FIFA 17, or an as-yet unseen FIFA 18, or something else again?

You’d have to be going full Nintendo fanboy ostrich to have missed that there’s a paucity of release games for the Nintendo Switch, particularly third-party ones. While the promise of excellent third-party support – at least, far better than the Wii U – has been music to fans’ ears, there has been little in the way of actual release dates. Written down. On actual paper. Or metaphorical, online paper, for that matter.

Talk is good and promises are important, but the proof of the pudding is in the eating, and today, we got a little amuse-bouche (and that’s the end of the confusing food metaphors).

Advertisement

There hasn’t yet been an announcement of when we’ll get our hands on the FIFA Switch version, but we’ve seen the next best thing: some footage of it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=29&v=KNST_AtBb8I

We don’t even know which version of the game this is. This first glimpse at the FIFA Switch version – FIFA 17? FIFA 18? Something else? – comes in the form of a Japanese advert for the console, and shares a platform with a Dragon Quest title.

It shows a couple of footie fans taking advantage of the Switch’s local multiplayer – one of the console handheld consheld’s killer features – though we can’t imagine the coffee shop pictured will be too happy with the rowdy competitiveness that inevitably comes with playing FIFA in local multiplayer.

We’ll keep you posted when we have more official details on the FIFA Switch version’s release date.

We hate to ask, but...

Thumbsticks has a couple of goals. We want to write interesting articles and cover games that most outlets won't, and we want to give opportunities to new writers and new voices. And right now, with the current state of online publishing? It's tough to meet those goals! We hate to ask, but if you want us to continue writing what others won't, or to keep covering weird indie games, or to be able to give opportunities to new writers – and only if you can afford it – then please consider supporting us on Patreon.

Recommended for you

Tom is an itinerant freelance technology writer who found a home as an Editor with Thumbsticks. Powered by coffee, RPGs, and local co-op.

Advertisement

Latest from Thumbsticks

Rainbow Six Siege - Xbox Rainbow Six Siege - Xbox
News2 hours ago

Three great games are free to play on Xbox this weekend.

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and Xbox Live Gold members can play three new games for free until Sunday.

Xbox Games with Gold - Xbox Series X Xbox Games with Gold - Xbox Series X
News1 day ago

Here are the Xbox Games with Gold for December

In case you missed it, here are the four games available through Xbox Games with Gold in December 2021.

Pac-Man - Birth of an Icon cover Pac-Man - Birth of an Icon cover
Reviews2 days ago

Pac-Man – Birth of an Icon review

Pac-Man - Birth of an Icon details the meteoric rise of Namco's groundbreaking arcade game in glorious, vivid detail.

13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim
News2 days ago

13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim Nintendo Switch release date confirmed

13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim, the critically acclaimed strategy adventure game from Vanillaware, will be released for Nintendo Switch in April...

Icarus - Dean Hall Icarus - Dean Hall
News3 days ago

Icarus from DayZ creator Dean Hall is out this week

Icarus is the latest title from Dean Hall's post-DayZ studio. Will it fly too close to the sun like DayZ...

New PlayStation Store releases - PS4 - PS5 New PlayStation Store releases - PS4 - PS5
News4 days ago

New PlayStation Store releases: November 29 – December 3, 2021

This week's lineup of new PlayStation Store releases for the PS4 and PS5 includes Evil Genius 2: World Domination and Solar...

New Nintendo Switch eShop releases New Nintendo Switch eShop releases
News5 days ago

New Nintendo Switch releases: November 29 – December 3, 2021

Big Brain Academy: Brain vs Brain and Danganronpa Decadence headline this week's lineup of new Nintendo Switch eShop releases.

New Xbox One game releases New Xbox One game releases
News6 days ago

New Xbox releases: November 29 – December 3, 2021

Upcoming Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One releases include Evil Genius 2: World Domination, Beyond a Steel Sky, and Chorus.

Advertisement