With the new edition of FIFA out this September, Alex Hunter is back again as he completes the third instalment of the Journey.
The Journey is EA's much vaunted story mode within the popular footballing game franchise, with the game's developers revealing that in the third iteration of the mode, players will be able to 'take Alex Hunter, Danny Williams, and Kim Hunter through their respective journeys as they reach some of the most significant moments of their careers'.
EA have also stated that all three characters' stories will intertwine and play out simultaneously, and that gamers may switch between all three at any time to change up your experience. Fans will also cross paths with some of the world's most famous footballers, including Neymar Jr., Alex Morgan, Paulo Dybala and Kevin De Bruyne.
Here is a recap of all three characters' stories in the game so far:
- As the original star of The Journey, Alex Hunter has already had a rollercoaster of a career in the first two instalments of The Journey. After signing for the Premier League club of his choice, Alex has gone on loan to the English Championship, spent half a season in Major League Soccer, and moved back to Europe to play for one of the continent's biggest clubs. But in The Journey: Champions, Alex has finally secured his dream move: to Spanish footballing giants Real Madrid.
- Alex first met Danny Williams during the National Football Academy exit trials, where they didn't really get along. The former rivals bonded as teammates while plying their trade in the second division and eventually become close friends. When Alex leaves for L.A., Danny joins his old club to pick up the slack in Alex’s absence. After a brief scare midway through The Journey: Hunter Returns, Danny fights for his place at the club after a string of solid performances.
- Kim Hunter is a young American soccer player with dreams of playing at the highest level of the women’s game—and she’s also Alex’s half-sister. Alex and Kim meet for the first time after Alex joins the LA Galaxy at his father's suggestion. Not long after, Kim gets her first cap for the United States Women’s National Team. Now she's ready to take her career to the next level in The Journey: Champions with a call-up for the Women’s World Cup.
Here is EA's official trailer for FIFA 19's 'The Journey':
In other FIFA 19 news, the game has rectified its cover with Ronaldo now sporting the black and white stripes of Juventus following his big money move from Real Madrid this summer:
FIFA 19 hits the shelves on September 25th.