It’s no shock that FIFA 19 has been announced at E3 2018, but the classic round ball game still has some surprises in store.

Chief amongst these is a new UEFA Champions League tournament mode, along with the UEFA Europa League and UEFA Super Cup. We’ll be able to play from the group stage right through to the final, and even play a custom version with any European club that’s included in the game.

It’s a feature that’s been a long time coming.

“The UEFA Champions League has been one of the most requested features from players for over a decade, and we’re so excited for one of the world’s biggest competitions to join The World’s Game in FIFA 19,” said Aaron McHardy, executive producer for EA Sports FIFA. “We are elevating the experience this year in so many ways, from integrating UEFA Champions League content across the game, to adding a variety of new features that bring more control to gameplay.”

Meanwhile, story mode ‘The Journey’ will conclude with ‘Champions’, and Alex Hunter will star for another year.

FIFA 19

Players will also be able to build their dream squad in FIFA 19‘s ‘Ultimate Team’, which will feature live and authentic content from the world’s most prestigious club competitions, including the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League.

There’ll also be plenty of the usual gameplay tweaks, including a new ‘Active Touch’ system that changes the way players receive and strike the ball, 50/50 battles where reactions, and player attributes determine the outcome for winning loose balls and greater ability to setup squads and customise tactics.

FIFA 19 is set for a September 28 release on PS4, Xbox One, Switch and PC, with Cristiano Ronaldo returning as the cover star.

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