Later this week, the limited-edition Nike X EA SPORTS Hypervenom 3 will be available for fans to get their hands on. This is the second collaborative boot created by Nike to celebrate the millions of EA SPORTS video game players out there. It is also a nod to Nike footwear design team’s obsession with both playing the game and the nuances of its production.
Fittingly, the graphic treatment on the upper of the boot is a nod to “Real Player Motion Technology”, which was leveraged for the first time in creating the 2018 version of the game. This new motion capture technology brings data to life to ensure gameplay accurately represents players like Cristiano Ronaldo, who graces the cover of the game. The goal is to highlight the strike zone of the boot, with the inclusion of a bold and standout reflective Swoosh. There is also reflective branding on the heel, where a graphic inspired by the iconic EA SPORTS power bar is depicted. Additional EA SPORTS touches appear on the sockliner, lace aglets and shoebox.
The Nike X EA SPORTS Hypervenom will make its virtual debut on September 21 and will be worn on pitch by Mauro Icardi and Edinson Cavani. These individually number boots are limited to 3000 pairs in adult sizes, with an additional 1000 pairs available in youth sizes.
These follows up the Nike X EA SPORTS Superfly that was released last year, there were 1,500 pairs on that occasion. They featured an authentic EA Sports iconography across the design, highlighting the progression from 16-bit graphics on the original ‘94 game to today’s high definition output.
If you are looking to get your hands on a pair, don’t be surprised to hear there is going to be a real rush and they are likely to sell out in a very short amount of time. We know that both nike.com and soccer.com will have pairs available on September 15th, but stay tuned for more details on how you can be sure to secure your pair!