E3 2015: Australian Version of FIFA 16 to Showcase Female Cover Star – UPDATED

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FIFA 16 will feature a female cover star in Australia, marking the first entry in the series to include women’s teams.

EA Sports have announced that one of Kyah Simon, Steph Catley or Katrina Gorry – all Aussie players in the current Women’s World Cup – will stand alongside Barcelona hero Lionel Messi on this year’s cover. Gamers can vote from now until July 6th on who should appear on the box’s artwork.

Similarly, for the first time ever, players around the world can vote for their local FIFA 16 cover star. Whilst Messi will of course feature globally, his partner in the UK, Latin America, France and Mexico, will be decided by the fans.

It is not clear yet whether these options will be male, female, or comprised of both. The final results for all voting will be announced on July 8th.

The US is an obvious omission from that list, as are many European nations. With the States leading the ladies version of the sport, one would have to think that the US cover will also feature a female footballer. I’d predict a marketable superstar such as Hope Solo, Sydney Leroux or Alex Morgan would oust FIFA 15’s US cover athlete, Clint Dempsey.

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UPDATE:

The candidates for the cover vote in France and the UK have been announced, alongside a points system for voting.

British gamers can vote for Sergio Aguero, Jordan Henderson, Harry Kane or Thibaut Courtois. The French version will be contested between Blaise Matuidi, Raphael Varane, Antoine Griezmann and Alexandre Lacazette.

Voting on the website will grant the chosen footballer 1 point in their bid to be the cover star of FIFA 16. Professing your love for that player on Twitter nets them a further 10 points. Also, they will earn 0.5 points for every game you play on FIFA 15, another 0.5 for every win, and 0.25 points for each goal you score.

Henderson

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