Fifa 17 Updated Information | Zatu Games

    Zed has hand-picked an exciting and varied selection of games in his subscription box. Expect to receive some of the best games as well as a few surprises!

    Subscribe Now »

    Looking for the latest new releases? Then this is the subscription for you, each month you’ll receive an amazing box full of just the newest & biggest games!

    Subscribe Now »

    Our two new Mystery Box offerings will help you pick up some of the latest top of the range games and exclusive goodies, but at a much lower price!

    Order Now »

    Menu

    Buy 3, get 3% off - use code BOARD3 · Buy 5, get 5% off - use code BOARD5

    Fifa 17 Updated Information

    Since its initial reveal last month there has been plenty of news and updates for FIFA 17. To bring you up-to-date here is everything that you need to know so far.

    The main slogan for this year's installment is that 'Football Has Changed' and from what we know at this point it seems that FIFA 17 will have plenty of fresh introductions - which is nice given that we haven't had any major changes for a few years.

    The changes begin on the case with Lionel Messi being replaced by four of the world's top footballers - Eden Hazard, Antony Martial, James Rodriguez and Marco Reus.

    The game will also look significantly different thanks to Electronic Arts (EA) switching the game's engine to Frostbite, which is the same engine used on Battlefield and Need For Speed.

    They were the two major revelations during the unveil but now we have been treated to more entertaining news about the game.

    Journey Mode

    The huge new feature in FIFA 17 is the story mode, otherwise known as The Journey! Now this is something that we are very excited about here at Zatu Games!

    The Journey will see players take on the role of Alex Hunter, who is starting his football career. At the very start of the story you will choose a club for Hunter to join as he begins life in the world of professional football.

    This is basically your chance to live the life of a footballer. Every action you make on the pitch will have an effect on Hunter's story. Between each game there will be scenes from life off the pitch - such as meetings with your manager and post-match interviews.

    The answers you give in press conferences and the way you play in matches will affect what happens next in the game. Will you impress your manager? Or will you be dropped to the bench or sent out on loan?

    The second character in The Journey is Gareth Walker. Walker plays Hunter's friend and teammate and will become his main rival throughout his football career.

    Players will earn 'Trait Points' as they progress which can be used to improve Hunter's attributes as a player. There are 15 areas that can be improved including shooting, passing, defending and dribbling.

    A number of Premier League players have been used as voice actors for the game and will pop out throughout Hunter's career. Premier League managers also appear on the game for the first time.

    It is certainly a risk going down this route, given that similar modes in WWE and NBA games haven't always been given a positive response. At this point though it does look like a great addition to the series and we are very excited to get our hands on it.

    Japanese League 

    FIFA 17 will include the main league in Japan - the Meiki Yasuda J1 League. This may not seem like a big deal at first but is actually a huge coup for EA.

    This is because up until now the J1 League was exclusively on the Pro Evolution Soccer gaming franchise. Taking anything away from your main rivals is always a big deal!

    All 18 clubs will be on the game, including teams such as FC Tokyo, Urawa Reds and Sagan Tosu. The Suita City Football Stadium has also been added to the game, as are all of the authentic kits, logos and players.

    New Set-Pieces

    Free-Kicks have been revamped for FIFA 17. New mechanics allow gamers to move their player around in front of the ball - which means the outside of the foot strike is now an option.

    The camera now stays behind the player so that you can improve your aim and the trajectory of the strike.

    The way you take penalties has also been changed thanks to a new kicking mechanic. You can also change the way you run-up to take the penalty. Players can approach the ball slowly or by curving their run to try a trick the goalkeeper.

    Corners also allow you to place the ball exactly where you wanted it to land thanks to an aiming reticule. You can also switch to the receiving player like you can can during throw-ins on FIFA 16.

    FIFA 17 Release Date

    FIFA 17 is due for release on September 29 and will be available on all of the major consoles and PC. EA have announced that The Journey will not be included on the Xbox 360 and PS3 editions.

    Gamers will also be able to purchase a standard and Deluxe edition of the game. The latter includes the following features:

    • 20 FIFA Ultimate Team Jumbo Premium Gold Packs
    • 3-Match FUT Team of the Week  loan player
    • 8-Match FUT loan item of Hazard, Martial, Reus or Rodriguez
    • Custom FUT Kits created by designers or FIFA soundtrack artists

    Keep checking our blog for all the latest news surrounding FIFA 17 as we edge ever closer to its release date.

    *Photo Credit – EA Sports

    UPDATE: This product is no longer available to purchase from Zatu Games. All information above including prices were correct at the time of publishing but may not be accurate in present day.

    Excellent
    08000075444
    Bowthorpe Main Centre, Unit 15, Norwich NR5 9HA
    Zatu Games is rated 4.90 based on 11516
    Reviews

    Easy and pleasant experience shopping with Zatu. All the games you could ever want at unbeatable prices. Excellent service and quick delivery as well. Always happy to shop with them.

    Easy and pleasant experience shopping with Zatu. All the games you could ever want at unbeatable prices. Excellent service and quick delivery as well. Always happy to shop with them.

    Have ordered several times in the past few months and prices are competitive, delivery is fast and items ordered are well packaged. I know I'll find a game for every kind of player on the site. Highly recommended!

    Have ordered several times in the past few months and prices are competitive, delivery is fast and items ordered are well packaged. I know I'll find a game for every kind of player on the site. Highly recommended!

    Lowest price by far on many competitive GW models and box sets. £5 cap on loyalty point spend could be set a little higher and would make this your go to place for great deals and being rewarded for your loyalty. Yet all round a top site for hobbyists. Thank you zatu. *****

    Lowest price by far on many competitive GW models and box sets. £5 cap on loyalty point spend could be set a little higher and would make this your go to place for great deals and being rewarded for your loyalty. Yet all round a top site for hobbyists. Thank you zatu. *****

    quick easy purchase with tracking on the parcel you know when it is coming easily negotiated web site

    quick easy purchase with tracking on the parcel you know when it is coming easily negotiated web site

    My son wanted the Pokémon trainers toolkit, zatu games was the place we found that offered best value. The parcel arrived within the expected time frame. So happy with our purchase

    My son wanted the Pokémon trainers toolkit, zatu games was the place we found that offered best value. The parcel arrived within the expected time frame. So happy with our purchase

    Fast delivery, no complications. Will order again

    Fast delivery, no complications. Will order again

    I made a typo in my address, and the package still made it to me just fine! Thanks!

    I made a typo in my address, and the package still made it to me just fine! Thanks!

    Excellent service and very nice prices too. Will use again.

    Excellent service and very nice prices too. Will use again.

    Very good communication, safe and fast delivery, very recommended - an honest and great place for every kind of boardgames and more

    Very good communication, safe and fast delivery, very recommended - an honest and great place for every kind of boardgames and more

    Best selection of games on the market. Excellent customer service. Highly recommend.

    Best selection of games on the market. Excellent customer service. Highly recommend.

    Read All Reviews