If there's such a thing as a United States soccer super-star, it's Landon Donovan. He has 57 goals as part of the national team, 58 assists, and 156 game appearances. For this year's World Cup in Brazil, however, Landon Donovan was not invited. Setting that controversy aside, EA Sports has an alternative for Landon. In a newly released trailer for FIFA 15, titled "In the Game", Landon shows how even though he's not in Brazil he's still... in the game.
Sure, it's not a gameplay trailer or even a cinematic trailer at that, but this might be my favorite FIFA trailer yet despite it all. It's no joke that soccer in the United States isn't the most hallowed of sporting events. Despite that, the sport does have its heroes and Donovan is that. Having a bit of fun and letting Donovan cheer on his team, all with very little advertising for the game itself, is a pretty outstanding thing to do. Plus, it's pretty damn funny.
Considering today's the first day of the United States' World Cup run, with their match against Ghana starting later today, the trailer has been released with perfect timing.
Earlier today FIFA 15's platforms were announced, including PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PC, Nintendo 3DS, PS Vita, and the Wii. It should be noted that the Wii U will not be a supported platform for FIFA 15.