Joining the previously announced cover athlete, Lionel Messi, the United States box art for FIFA 16 adds US Women’s National Team Forward Alex Morgan, while the Canadian box art adds Christine Sinclair, Captain of the Canadian Women’s National Team.
Marking the first time a woman has appeared on an EA Sports FIFA cover, Morgan said:
It is an incredible honor to be one of the first women featured on the cover of EA Sports FIFA. I know people all over the world play this game and I’m really excited that FIFA 16 is putting such an important spotlight on women’s soccer. And now to share the cover with today’s greatest player is surreal.
This year’s World Cup showcased the unbelievable talent and skill in women’s soccer. I’m thrilled that EA Sports is celebrating female athletes in FIFA 16. To be featured in the game and to promote women’s soccer with Alex is really special and another exciting step for women in sports.
You’ll be able to use the 12 Women’s National Teams in FIFA 16 in Kick Off, an Offline Tournament, and Online Friendly Matches.
FIFA 16 releases on September 22 in North America and September 25 in Europe for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC. As EA adds, “Not all features available on all gaming platforms.”