FIFA 17 is now available worldwide. The latest edition of EA’s football franchise was released in North America on Tuesday (September 27), but today it is making its debut across the world.

FIFA 17 is now powered by Frostbite, an industry leading game engine that delivers stunning, true-to-life action.

Also new to FIFA this year is The Journey, the RPG-style career mode where gamers experience the story of Alex Hunter, a young footballer destined for greatness in the Premier League.

David Rutter, GM and Executive Producer of FIFA 17, had this to say about the launch: “This is truly a special year for FIFA. We’re delivering a brand-new engine for FIFA, a brand-new mode, and so much more. It’s incredible all the things the team were able to include in this year’s edition, we’ve seen a record-setting pre-season in the FIFA 17 demo, and we’re ready for our fans to get out on the pitch and experience it for themselves.”

FIFA 17 also brings changes to FIFA Ultimate Team. Squad Building Challenges ask gamers to complete special themed challenges such as building teams composed of players from the same nation or league. Completing squads provides gamers with in-game rewards, and additional challenges will be added throughout the season.

Also new to FIFA Ultimate Team is FUT Champions, which allows gamers to compete for the chance to qualify for the Weekend League—an elite online league where FIFA’s best go toe-to-toe. FUT Champions also lets gamers climb monthly leaderboards, and higher placement leads to bigger in-game rewards. Top-performers may have the opportunity to compete in the FIFA Interactive World Cup and the EA Sports FIFA 17 Ultimate Team Championship—two of FIFA’s most prestigious eSports tournaments.

FIFA 17’s gameplay improves the way footballers think and move, how they physically interact with opponents, and how they execute while attacking. New gameplay features include Set Piece Rewrite, Physical Play Overhaul, and Active Intelligence System.

You can check out our full review of FIFA 17 here.

FIFA 17 is available for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PC, PS4, and PS3.

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Will Mazgay
Will Mazgay lives in Toronto, Canada. He studied journalism at the University of Toronto, and he has worked as a freelance writer specializing in video games, movies, and television for the past two years. Will has a keen interest in all sports, but he loves baseball and hockey and is a diehard fan of both the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Toronto Blue Jays. In his spare time, Will enjoys playing rugby, skiing, hiking, camping, reading, gaming, and binge-watching Netflix. Will also loves to travel.