'FIFA 18': Japanese Nintendo Switch Commercial Possibly Shows Gameplay

By Michael Augustin , Updated Feb 16, 2017 04:02 AM EST
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With just a few more weeks until the Nintendo Switch becomes officially available, Nintendo has been sharing more information and showcasing some of its upcoming games.
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With just a few more weeks until the Nintendo Switch becomes officially available, Nintendo has been sharing more information and showcasing some of its upcoming games. Nintendo is doing their best to highlight the new game system's gimmicks and how it will translate into the gameplay. One of the games fans are apparently interested about is FIFA 18, which is speculated to be programmed differently for the Switch, according to EA.

Fans have yet to see screenshots or gameplay videos of the football game, but the company has been reportedly hesitant to share anything until now. However, a recently released Japanese commercial for the Switch possibly showcased actual gameplay footage of the title. The commercial started with some highlights showcasing "Dragon Quest Heroes," then shifted to the football match played by two people, reports Game Rant.

Given that some of the speculations claim that FIFA 18 for the Nintendo Switch might be a scaled-down version of the original, it is surprising for fans that the gameplay in the commercial seems to be same with the releases for other platforms. However, it does not highlight anything out of the ordinary as indicated by EA when they said that the Switch version will be "custom-built" for the gaming system.

In the video, the game was seen being played in a regular Joy-Con configuration, but players might see some unique features or gimmicks once the developer has finalized its plans for the Switch version. Another thing that viewers noticed was the local multiplayer option feature in the video, which could allow several gamers to link their systems to play together.

Gamenguide recently reported that Peter Moore from EA confirmed that FIFA 18 for the Nintendo Switch will be unique. He also confirmed that it will launch together with other platform versions this year. Until the developer officially confirms its complete features, players will continue to speculate the worst possible scenario about the game's Switch version.

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