It’s been revealed that Wales and Tottenham Hotspur player Gareth Bale will star on the cover of FIFA 14 alongside Lionel Messi, which will be Bale’s debut appearance on the game’s box art. Bale was very excited to be chosen, saying:
“The players on the front cover since I was a kid have obviously been legends of the game. It’s a great honour for me and I’m very proud of it.”
Bale was chosen for good reason, too, having been awarded the ‘Best Young Player of the Year’ for the 2012-13 football season. Bale will also serve as an EA Sports Football ambassador along with his duties as cover star.
You can see a quick video showing how EA Sports has captured Bale’s free kick technique, and other on-field manoeuvres, below:
FIFA 14 – Capturing Gareth Bale’s Technique
Arturo Vidal of Juventus and Mexico’s Javier “Chicharito” Hernández have also been revealed as FIFA 14 cover stars in different territories, who will also appear next-to the game’s global cover athlete, Lionel Messi.
FIFA 14 will be available on September 24th in North America and September 27th in Europe across Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, with Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions arriving when the consoles are out.