Earlier this month Electronic Arts showed off the global cover for its upcoming title, FIFA 15. Those who had been waiting to see which player EA picked up as the cover athlete were not disappointed, its Lionel Messi. This marks the fourth FIFA cover for Messi who has previously been the face of FIFA Street, FIFA 13 and FIFA 14. Its no surprise, Messi is ranked as one of the best players in the world, scoring 28 league goals for FC Barcelona in the past season and captaining Argentina to the 2014 FIFA World Cup finals. But on the North American cover of FIFA 15, he won’t be alone.
The North American cover features Seattle Sounders and US Men’s National Team Captain Clint Dempsey alongside Lionel Messi. This cover will be exclusive to the U.S. and Canada.
There will be a subtle difference between the North American cover of FIFA 15 for Xbox and PlayStation. On the former Dempsey will be seen wearing his Seattle Sounders shirt since the team is sponsored by Xbox. On PlayStation Dempsey will be seen wearing his U.S. national team shirt.
Electronic Arts has teased that this is the first of regional covers for its upcoming title, FIFA fans would no doubt be excited to see which players accompany Messi in their particular region.
FIFA 15 will be released on September 23rd, 2014 for PS3, PS4, PS Vita, Xbox 360, Xbox One, 3DS, Wii and PC.