Fans of EA Sports’ FIFA series will see an unexpected addition to the new iteration of the game, world heavyweight champion boxer Anthony Joshua will appear as a playable character in FIFA 21.
Developers, EA Sports have introduced a number of new measures to freshen up the football video game franchise with the introduction of crossover characters including Anthony Joshua and DJ Diplo.
EA announced on Thursday that boxer Anthony Joshua and DJ Diplo are among a host of names from the “worlds of football, music, fashion, and beyond” that will be playable in the game’s Volta mode.
Volta, introduced in FIFA 20, saw a return to five-a-side football for the series, for the first time since 2012’s FIFA Street 4. The mode allows you to create your own player and take part in tournaments across a variety of locations, and recruit people to your team.
Joshua and Diplo will feature as ‘Groundbreakers’, a new feature in the mode in which you face off against famous figures each week with the chance to add their firepower to your team.
Aside Joshua and Diplo, a number of actual footballers both past and present will be available to add to your team as well, including Icons like Kaka and Eric Cantona, and current superstars like Kylian Mbappe and Trent Alexander-Arnold.