AFL fans have chosen Western Bulldogs young star Marcus Bontempelli as the face of the league’s new video game, AFL Evolution.
Launching in 2017, AFL Evolution will be available on next generation consoles PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC Steam, with the fans given the task of voting for the player they want as the face of the game.
Almost 128,000 votes were cast, with 23 per cent selecting Bontempelli as their favourite ahead of St Kilda forward Tim Membrey (19 per cent) and Collingwood midfielder Adam Treloar.
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Bontempelli became a premiership player in 2016, a year were he also collected All-Australian honours and won the Bulldogs’ best and fairest award – all before his 21st birthday.
In the development of AFL Evolution, AFL players participated in photo shoots taking place at all 18 AFL Clubs with no less than 24 cameras used to simultaneously photograph the players in order to create highly detailed likenesses within the game.
All 18 clubs were representative by one young player in an online poll conducted by AFL.com.au.