Electronic Arts today announced that the Meiji Yasuda J1 League, Japan’s top football league will be added to EA Sports FIFA 17 when the game launches on September 27.
The J1 League is one of the most watched leagues in Asia and has been one of the most requested league additions by fans of the FIFA franchise. In addition to all 18 clubs featuring authentic logos, kits, and rosters, the new Suita City Football Stadium, home of Gamba Osaka, will be available in FIFA 17. Content from J1 League clubs will also feature in FIFA Ultimate Team and across other game modes in FIFA 17.
“The partnership with the J1 League is great news for our global fan base,” said Nick Channon, Senior Producer of FIFA. “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 said, “I am very pleased today to announce the integration of Meiji Yasuda J1 League into the 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.”