EA has announced the cover star for FIFA 22, revealing that Kylian Mbappé will grace the cover of the football series for the second year in a row.
The 22 year old Paris Saint-Germain Forward became the youngest ever player to feature on the cover of a FIFA game on his own when he graced FIFA 21. It seems EA Sports were quite happy with his work, given he’ll be appearing once more on this year’s entry and, from the image posted, that includes the game’s Ultimate Edition.
Meanwhile, the official Twitter account for the game has also announced it’ll be holding the world premiere trailer for this year’s entry during – of course – this year’s UEFA Euro 2020 finals between England and Italy. While there’s little in the way of information right now, we can discern the subtitle is ‘Powered by Football’. We can also spot a ‘Dual Entitlement’ logo on the art, so we can be certain it’ll be on both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 as well as the Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5. Last year, the next-gen versions launched a few weeks after the main release, mainly because the new consoles weren’t out yet.
As for everything else, we’ll presumably find out on Sunday if we’re not too busy cheering on/despairing at the performance of the England team. (Delete as appropriate on Sunday.) You’d hope EA might at least be shelling out the license fee for the Lightning Seeds, unless we’re all sick of that song by the time FIFA 22 launches, presumably later this year.
Honoured to welcome back @KMbappe
The #FIFA22 cover star 🌟
— EA SPORTS FIFA (@EASPORTSFIFA) July 9, 2021