FIFA 15, Madden NFL 15, and NHL 15 will each be available in a $69.99 (around R750-R900) “Ultimate Edition” featuring bonus content for the Ultimate Team mode.

Ultimate Team mode  is available for a ton of EA Sports titles that let players collect trading cards to put together their own fantasy teams. Players can then choose to compete online or against the computer with their created teams and earn virtual EA currency they can use to buy card packs; they can also spend real money on packs if they don’t feel up to earning coins and waiting (coins can actually be collected fairly quickly by completing Career Mode challenges)

FIFA 15 Ultimate Edition comes jammed packed with 40 Gold Packs for FIFA Ultimate Team (1 per week for 40 weeks – that could be enough to keep you interested until the launch of FIFA 16), along with the Adidas All-Star Team; access to Lionel Messi for 5 Ultimate Team games; 3 new goal celebrations; and more.


The Ultimate Edition of Madden NFL 15 will be loaded up with 30 Pro Packs for Madden Ultimate Team (3 per week for 10 weeks) and a Draft Pack featuring 10 first-round picks from the 2014 NFL Draft. NHL 15’s Ultimate Edition comes with 50 Gold Packs for Hockey Ultimate Team (2 per week for 25 weeks).

This really goes to underline just how important Ultimate Team is for EA as a digital revenue stream.

All Ultimate Editions will be available for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One and Xbox 360. FIFA 15’s Ultimate Edition will also be available on Windows PC.

Madden NFL 15 is set for release on Aug. 26, NHL 15 on Sept. 9 and FIFA 15 on Sept. 26.

Check out these awesome gameplay videos while you wait: