Pele to play headline role in FIFA 16

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Football legend Pele will play a key role in the latest edition of FIFA, as announced by EA Sports at the latest E3 conference. 

EA have released the full trailer for FIFA 16 which begins with Pele discussing the game, what it means and explaining how it brings people together. (To see the full FIFA 16 trailer, scroll to the video below) 

Pelé, who is the all-time leading goalscorer for Brazil, will feature in FIFA Ultimate Team, where players will have to choose whether they want him or Messi in a five game loan.

Pele reiterates the slogan 'play beautiful' at several points throughout the trailer, and the gameplay matches such a phrase with Yannick Bolasie's sensational trick against Tottenham replicated. 

New defending features will be implemented, including the ability to defend as a unit, and being able to track skilful attackers with a new attribute known as defensive agility.

Upfront the game is set to focus on 'moments of magic', giving players the chance to utilise skills and tricks to out-manoeuvre the opposition. 

FIFA trainer will be available for those who perhaps never got the hang of the harder aspects of the game, as feedback will be available to help players raise their game to the next level. 

Women to feature

FIFA 16 is one of the most highly anticipated editions in recent years, as EA have already announced that international women's teams will feature for the first time in the games history. 

England captain Steph Houghton and her team-mates have been included alongside 11 other women's sides which will be available for play in one of several game-modes.

Houghton, who is currently leading England's side at the women's world cup, expressed her delight at EA's decision to include women's international teams.

Speaking to the BBC, she said: "To be one of the first female players included is something we'll always be able to look back on,"

"Hopefully it will help raise the profile of the women's game even further,"

"Quite a few of us in the team play Fifa so I'm sure there will be a bit of banter about our ratings. I'm looking forward to scoring as myself for the first time."

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