Madden Season Officially Begins Today
REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Madden Season is in effect as Electronic
Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA) officially launched Madden NFL 15 on
Xbox One, the all-in-one entertainment system from Microsoft, and the
PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system. Madden NFL 15 allows
fans to own their rival with a new arsenal of defensive pass rush moves
and tackling mechanics, as well as a new and improved playcalling
system. The game also showcases the most impressive visuals in franchise
history, and a comprehensive Skills Trainer that teaches not only game
skills, but football strategy as well.
Madden NFL 15 delivers on defense, providing a variety of new
pass rush moves to help players disrupt the backfield, as well as new
tackling mechanics that make it easier than ever to wrap up your
opponent or make the big hit in the hopes of making him cough up the
football. Furthermore, the revamped playcalling system presents
suggested plays in a whole new way, providing context for each
recommended play as well as a snapshot of its historical success. You
can also utilize the wisdom of the Madden Community, with constantly
updated community-suggested plays that are pulled from actual Madden
NFL 15 matchups from around the world.
The improvements extend beyond gameplay, with new gameday presentation
that tells the story of your matchup, including new pregame and halftime
shows with highlights, commentary and analysis. Fans can also utilize
the enhanced Skills Trainer mode to not only improve their mastery of Madden
NFL 15, but also learn basic football concepts. Once you feel
confident head over into the brand-new Gauntlet to put your skills to
the ultimate test.
“Madden NFL 15 has taken a huge leap forward in so many areas,
including the visuals, new presentation and defensive gameplay,” said
Cam Weber, VP and Group GM at EA SPORTS. “But what I’m most pleased with
is how the whole package hangs together as a cohesive, high quality
experience. I think people are going to love it.”
Madden NFL 15 allows players to transform into their rival’s
worst nightmare with a new breed of defense, built to challenge the best
offenses in the NFL. A new arsenal of pass rush moves, an intuitive
tackling system, improved coverage logic, and immersive new camera
angles make defense more exciting and fun than ever. Fans can call plays
with confidence thanks to an all-new crowd-sourced recommendation engine
built from millions of online games played by the Madden NFL
community. Add in all-new NFL Films inspired presentation and it’s not
just football, it’s Madden Season.
Those looking for a NFL experience on the go can jump into Madden
Mobile, available today for free on the App Store and Google Play.
This all-new NFL experience will allow fans to build a dominant team
composed of the league’s best talent from past and present. Players can
take their squad into head-to-head matchups against friends, play their
favorite team’s full NFL season or jump into the always fresh Live
Madden NFL 15 is developed in Orlando, Florida by EA Tiburon and
will be available on August 26 in North America and on August 29 in the
EU for Xbox One and the PlayStation®4. A version of Madden NFL 15
is also now available for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment
system and the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. To learn
more about Madden NFL 15, visit http://www.easports.com/madden-nfl.
For Madden NFL 15 assets, please visit info.ea.com.
All player participation has been facilitated by NFL Players Inc., the
licensing and marketing subsidiary of the NFL Players Association
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world, with top-selling videogame franchises, award-winning interactive
technology, fan programs and cross-platform digital experiences. EA
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In fiscal year 2014, EA posted GAAP net revenue of $3.6 billion.
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