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NIKE RELEASE MERCURIAL X EA SPORTS

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NIKE RELEASE MERCURIAL X EA SPORTS

To mark the imminent launch of 2017's edition of EA Sports' hit video game franchise FIFA, Nike have teamed up with the gamers to release a special edition Mercurial boot. 

The boot highlights the transition from the 16-BIT graphics of 1994's debut FIFA to today's high-definition masterclass. 

This collaboration came together rather organically. Our design team spends a lot of our free time playing football – both on the pitch and via video game – we’re pretty obsessed with both. We wanted to create something memorable that brings together the physical and virtual worlds.
— Nathan Van Hook, Senior Design Director for Nike Football

The boots will be available in EA's FIFA 17 from September 22 in the EA SPORTS Football Club Catalog (unlocked at level 7). The Mercurial x EA SPORTS boots will be available on September 26 from Nike Football App and Nike.com. Limited to 1,500 pairs, each boot is individually numbered on the heel.