FIFA 14 cover star is Gareth Bale – New Gameplay and Mocap footage

EA have announced that in this year’s offering in the mega huge FIFA franchise of games will be headlined by five-time player of the year†, Gareth Bale.

Bale will be following on from Lionel Messi from the 13 offering as the face of the game and EA are getting on board by showcasing some gameplay of the incoming title with Bale playing.

Regarding the partnership with Bale, EA SPORTS, Dan Holman, Head of UK Product Marketing EA SPORTS said:

“We’re delighted to be working with Gareth Bale. He’s a natural goal scorer and is a perfect fit for FIFA 14’s new Pure Shot feature that allows for numerous new exhilarating and rewarding ways to score.  Renowned for his outstanding game-winning goals last season, we’ve worked closely with the EA SPORTS team in Vancouver to motion-capture and 3D head scan Gareth so he will be even more authentic than ever in FIFA 14.”

Being the face of the FIFA Franchise of games for one year is a high honor indeed with some of Footballs biggest stars have all appeared on the cover including Wayne Rooney, Jack Wilsher Frank Lampard and Ronaldinho.

With bale being on the Cover he will also be treated as an ambassador for the 2013/14 season, as well as being the face of all of the marketing. So if you are not a fan of the man, then things won’t be getting any easier this year!

Bale will be appearing on the cover of the FIFA 14 on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation®3 consoles  and UK customers can pre-order the exclusive limited edition copy of the game here with 24 FIFA Ultimate Team Premium Gold Packs and a host of other bonus content before 1st August 2013.

Vids of Gareth Bale being motion captured for FIFA 14 can be seen below:

FIFA 14 will be releases on current-gen consoles and PC on September 27, 2013.