We posted the pixelated version recently and asked who you thought it was. Some of the more obscure guesses ranged from Bobby Charlton to Maradonna, but the general consensus was that it was Lionel Messi.
And you were right, No longer under contract with Konami, Lionel Messi has switched sides and will be the cover star for FIFA Street. You can read the official EA press release on EA.com.
Here’s a nice little promo showing off some of his skills, as well as some more of the arenas we’ll see in the game.
*UPDATE* Looks like the cover has also been released. Thanks to @azraelpc09 for the link and confirming its authenticity.
*UPDATE 2* Along with the cover, there’s a couple more screenshots of Messi in game.
*UPDATE 3* To run alongside the announcement, Rom and Stevie have recorded a “Messi Special” Podcast. You can subscribe via iTunes, or just listen to it on Youtube.