Say goodbye to your social lives, FIFA fans: the demo for FIFA 16, the popular soccer video game, launched today. And what’s more, an Argentine club is again included among the list of 12 sides that you can play as on the demo.
River Plate fans will have more cause for celebration since the “Champions of America” are the only representatives of Latin America available to play in the demo. (It has not been a good few days for Boca fans: Boca Juniors was the Argentine team of choice in previous versions.)
In monumental news, River’s stadium, El Monumental (I’m not even sorry), will be included for the first time on the game alongside Boca’s stadium, La Bombonera.
FIFA 16 has (finally) joined the 21st Century and included women’s national teams in the game, with the US and Germany available in the demo. Women’s teams can only play against each other, though.
The other nine clubs available to play as on the demo alongside River, Germany Women and US Women are Barcelona, Borussia Dortmund, Borussia Mönchengladbach, Chelsea, Inter Milan, Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid and Seattle Sounders. River fans will be able to play against Barcelona in what could potentially be the final of the Club World Cup which takes place in Japan in December.
The full version of the game will be released on September 22 in North America and from September 25 in the rest of the world, arriving in Argentina on October 12, and is available on PlayStation, Xbox and PC. FIFA 16 and rival soccer video game Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 (released in Argentina on October 5) are already available for pre-order.