Back in June, it was reported that FIFA 18 would be on the Nintendo Switch. However, it wouldn’t use the Frostbite engine. Like everyone else, we at Sports Gamers Online were curious how it would look and more importantly, how it would play. NintendoEverything.com recently released a video of them and one of the developers of FIFA 18 playing it on the Nintendo Switch. Now, we can get a live look at the graphics and gameplay.

FIFA 18 on the Nintendo Switch

They also revealed a mode called Local Seasons. It will be an exclusive mode for Nintendo Switch players. The mode allows two people to connect via local WiFi. However, if you do want to play online on the go, they mention opening a hotspot with your phone and connecting.

The Nintendo Switch version will also have the Ultimate Team game mode. When the match starts, we get to see the character models up close. “It’s using physically-based rendering for all of the character faces,” the developer said. Comparing to recent screenshots of Frostbite games like Madden 18 and NBA Live 18, it’s an obvious a step back in graphics. However, the Switch isn’t meant to compete with the PS4 and Xbox One hardware. In a game where the players are a small collection of pixels majority of the time, that possibly won’t matter as much as gameplay.

FIFA 18 releases on September 29th, 2017 for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360.


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Jesse Galena
As a fan of spectacle in all forms, Jesse Galena particularly enjoys MMA, eSports, as well as professional and indie wrestling. Jesse’s always excited to try any sports game that leans toward the bizarre or unconventional, though nothing can replace a well-executed classic. Outside of video games, Jesse enjoys playing ridiculous table top RPGs, watching standup comedy, and losing at board games. He also writes fantasy/sci-fi novels and RPG material. You can follow him on Twitter @RexiconJesse.