Electronic Arts have announced
that for the first time, the Meiji Yasuda J1 League and J.League Cup tournament will feature in FIFA 17
The J1 League is one of the most popular in Asia, and has been frequently requested for inclusion by FIFA gamers. All 18 J1 teams will feature authentic logos, kits, and player rosters, and they will also appear in FIFA Ultimate Team. In addition, the brand new Suita City Football Stadium, home of Gamba Osaka, will be available in the game.
Nick Channon, Senior Producer of EA SPORTS FIFA, said:
The partnership with the J1 League is great news for our global fan base. It adds authenticity to the game, depth and new content to game modes, and most importantly, it answers a big request from football fans around the world.
J.League chairman, Mr. Murai, released the following statement:
I am very pleased today to announce the integration of Meiji Yasuda J1 League into the EA SPORTS FIFA franchise, which is enjoyed by fans worldwide. I expect that J1 League fans and supporters in Japan and football fans across the world will enjoy playing with the J1 League in FIFA 17.FIFA 17
is coming to Xbox One and Xbox 360 on September 27th in North America. A worldwide release will follow on September 29th.