The fans of EA's FIFA series have spoken – Borussia Dortmund'sMarco Reus will be the face of this year's entry in the franchise.
The German player beat three other competitors in a fan vote to decide FIFA 17's cover star – James Rodriguez ofReal Madrid C.F.,Anthony Martial of Manchester United, and Eden Hazard of Chelsea FC.
Over 3.1m votes were cast.
It is incredible to see how fans get behind their favorite player – Marco plays for a great club, is really fun to watch, and he is very popular in FIFA Ultimate Team, so it makes a lot of sense that the fans picked him,” said FIFA senior producer Nick Channon.
Reus joins an elite group of international football superstars who have appeared on the cover of FIFA over the years.”
Reus himself added: I'm honoured to join a very distinguished group of footballers to appear on the cover of FIFA. Most of all I am humbled that the fans have chosen me, and I will strive to make them proud with my performance on the pitch.”
FIFA 17 launches in September and features a narrative story mode, described by Channon as ‘the biggest new addition since Ultimate Team'. The game has also moved engine from Ignite to Frostbite.