EA Sports have today confirmed that UK gamers will learn the identities of the new cover stars for this year’s FIFA 13 this Monday, as they unveil just who will be lining up on the cover of the game alongside the already revealed Lionel Messi.
Crucially EA Sports have been careful to call the chosen cover stars their “new signings” who will be up to the pedigree to follow in the footsteps of past cover-stars. So you’d suspect that means that Wayne Rooney won’t feature, and neither will least year’s star Jack Wilshere, who was probably unfit when it came to the photoshoot anyway…
But who does that leave us with? Speculation elsewhere has already pin-pointed Robin Van Persie as a likely candidate, and the spikey hair and high cheek bones of the figure on the left on the blacked out cover below might well point to that. And the fella on the left bears a fair resemblance to Yaya Toure, who might be chosen thanks to his role in Man City’s title victory, though there’s certainly an argument that it could be Papiss Cisse, based on the shape of his shoulders…
Perhaps I’m just pulling at straws here… Personally I’d quite like to see Shola Ameobi included, but I’d imagine I’ll be in the minority. Perhaps with brother Sammy Ameobi flanking him. Now there’s an idea.
So, which football stars will grace FIFA 13′s cover? Well, we’re all set to find out this coming Monday, as EA Sports takes to YouTube and Facebook on Monday at 6pm UK time to reveal the stars chosen to stand alongside Lionel Messi. Following the grand unveiling, both players will be chatting live and there’ll even be an opportunity for viewers to pose their questions via twitter by using the #FIFA13UKCOVER hashtag.
You’ll be able to follow the grand unveil here.
FIFA 13 is set for release on the 28th of September. Buy your copy here.