THE FANS have spoken and Western Bulldogs Premier League prodigy Marcus Bontempelli will appear on the cover of the upcoming film. Evolution of AFL video game.
Following a fan survey on AFL.com.au At the end of last year, dog club champion Bontempelli received 23 percent of the 128,000 votes cast by fans.
‘The Bont’ will be attached on the cover of Evolution of AFL by Port Adelaide star Chad Wingard and Sydney youth Isaac Heeney.
The cover design was revealed Thursday today by AFL licensee Tru Blu Entertainment, who is working on production in conjunction with Wicked Witch Software.
Evolution of AFL, slated for release in the first half of the 2017 season, will be available on next-gen PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC Steam consoles.
In December, Darren Birch, then AFL’s director of business operations, said: “Evolution of AFL will provide a unique experience for soccer fans, taking them to the heart of the action in a virtual soccer world. “
As part of AFL Evolution’s formulation, players from all 18 clubs participated in photo shoots where 24 cameras photographed them simultaneously to create highly detailed likenesses.
AFL Players’ Association communications manager Rebecca Chitty said the players were delighted to be involved in the project.
“This generation of AFL footballers grew up playing video games and this is an opportunity to be a part of it that will certainly have very engaged football fans,” said Chitty.
“Digital is a constantly evolving space and players see it as another way to develop the game by reaching new audiences and presenting it on different platforms.”