EA Sports has confirmed that Journey Mode will return for FIFA 19, as has main protagonist Alex Hunter. The story-driven game mode will likely remain in FIFA titles for years to come, but it will be the final chapter in Hunter’s tale.
Since FIFA 17, we’ve watched and helped Hunter score in the park to become a world-class striker. Now 19, the young boy from Clapham has secured a dream transfer to Real Madrid.
He took the Premier League by storm at the age of 17, he won an MLS Cup with LA Galaxy and now you are going to help Hunter in the biggest competition of his career: the Champions League.
EA Sports announced Journey Mode will return to FIFA 19 as Alex Hunter joins Real Madrid
This will be the last part of Hunter’s story as you play in the newly licensed Champions League
With EA finally getting the lucrative Champions League licensing rights, there was no doubt that we would see the mode cast in every mode on FIFA 19.
With Hunter’s career path, it makes perfect sense to see him compete in the biggest club competition in the world. Stepping onto the pitch with the iconic theme song in the background will be a special moment and something we’ve all dreamed of experiencing.
The trailer shows Hunter demonstrating his goalkeeping skills at the Bernabeu as part of the traditional welcoming ceremony. On top of that, he can also be seen wearing Real’s new pink third kit that was revealed as part of the Journey trailer. The entire kit is made from recycled ocean plastic.
The trailer revealed Real Madrid’s new pink third kit, made from recycled ocean plastic
During the trailer, we see videos of Raphael Varane, Dani Carvajal, Theo Hernandez and Dani Ceballos welcoming Hunter to Real. EA Sports’ release also suggests that Luka Modric, Sergio Ramos and Toni Kroos will feature in the mode.
One man potentially to appear in the mode was Cristiano Ronaldo, who already has close ties to EA Sports as the cover star of FIFA’s latest additions. However, his move to Juventus could have caused them serious problems which had been written as an important part of the story.
It seems that was not the case as the story revolves around Hunter becoming one of the key players in Madrid. Similar to FIFA 17-18, Hunter stats and appearance from your previous Journey mode campaigns should carry over to FIFA 19 if desired. No further details on the Journey have been released yet.