EA Sports today revealed its lineup of players that will help launch FIFA Soccer 13, the world’s top player, Barcelona and Argentina superstar Lionel Messi, will appear on FIFA Soccer 13 covers around the world with nine other top players. The two-time FIFA Ballon d’Or winner will be joined by stars Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Joe Hart in the United Kingdom, Karim Benzema in France, Roberto Soldado in Spain, Claudio Marchisio in Italy, Tim Cahill in Australia and others all over the world to launch FIFA Soccer 13 on September 25 in North America and September 28 worldwide on any available game system, PC, and mobile phones. The stars will grace the cover of FIFA Soccer 13 packaging, be integrated into marketing and advertising campaigns, and utilized in social media activities around the world.
The FIFA Soccer 13 demo for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC will launch around the world beginning September 11, 2012.
Here is the full list of cover athletes:
Lionel Messi (FC Barcelona) All covers
Joe Hart (Manchester City FC) UK Only
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Arsenal FC) UK Only
Karim Benzema (Real Madrid FC) France Only
Claudio Marchisio (Juventus FC) Italy Only
Roberto Soldado (Valencia CF) Spain Only
David Alaba (Bayern Munich FC) Austria & Germany Only
Tim Cahill (Major League Soccer´s New York Red Bulls FC) Australia and possibly USA Only
Jakub Błaszczykowski (Borussia Dortmund FC) Poland Only
Balázs Dzsudzsák (Moscow Dynamo FC) Hungary Only