EA confirms Juventus to return in FIFA 23 with Marchisio as FUT Hero
FIFA 23 will officially feature Juventus for the first time in four years after EA struck a multi-year deal with the Serie A club to use its names, kits, stadium, and even a new FUT Hero.
As the last game before the series is rebranded as EA Sports FC, FIFA 23 is set to feature more licensed leagues, teams, and stadiums than ever before. Being able to recreate the world’s most recognizable teams with their proper kits and stadiums goes a long way to making Career Mode and Ultimate Team feel as immersive as they do.
However, Italian giants Juventus have been missing from the roster in the last four editions, as the Turin side struck a deal to appear exclusively in Konami’s eFootball.
Serie A fans can now relax, though, as EA have confirmed that Juventus will be making a return in FIFA 23, and have celebrated the news by revealing Claudio Marchisio as a FUT Hero.
In an announcement on July 25, EA Sports revealed they had secured the licensing for Juventus to appear in FIFA 23, as well as future games.
The deal means that the Italian club will appear in this year’s game complete with the iconic crest, authentic kits, and the spectacular Allianz Stadium. Juve had featured in past titles under the name Piemonte Calcio, with a fake badge and kits, but will appear in FIFA 23 in all its glory.
“We’re excited to reaffirm our deep commitment to Italian football through this exclusive partnership with Juventus,” said David Jackson, Vice President of brand for the series.
“This phenomenal club means so much to us and our fans, and will enable EA SPORTS to continue to deliver the most authentic and comprehensive interactive football experiences possible in FIFA 23 and beyond.”
On top of the news that Juventus will be back in the FIFA series once again, EA also revealed that Claudio Marchisio will be one of FIFA 23’s FUT Heros.
These unique items were a popular addition to FIFA 22 Ultimate Team, giving fans the chance to use some of their favorite retired players who might not have quite achieved Icon status.
Marchisio won Serie A seven times with Juventus, all of which came back to back between 2011 and 2018, securing his place as a fan favorite among Italian fans.
Juventus are one of the biggest and most historic clubs in world football, so there’s no doubt that players will be happy to see ‘The Old Lady’ back in FIFA 23.
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