We found out yesterday that EA Sports would be launching the Madden NFL 13 demo on Xbox Live and Playstation Network this coming Tuesday, August 14th. While we found out what the release date would be for the playable demo, details were scare. What teams could be played and what would be the game modes we could sample? We were left with those questions but today we have the answers.
The playable demo will be our first chance to interact with the game’s new physics system – Infinity Engine. It will also feature the home, away and some throwback Nike uniforms.
The Madden 13 demo will feature two ‘Play Now’ matchups. The first matchup is a rematch of last years NFC Championship game between the San Francisco 49ers and the eventual Super Bowl champion New York Giants. The second matchup is the Washington Redskins led by second-overall pick Robert Griffin III and the Seattle Seahawks who have the biggest overhaul to their uniform by Nike.
A new feature will lead in to every game on the playable demo as we get to witness the new pregame presentation and the first taste of Jim Nantz and Phil Simms in the booth. Here are some more details on the demo released by EA Sports:
On the field, you have access to everything that’s new in Madden NFL 13. This includes Total Control Passing to accurately place the ball anywhere on the field as the QB; the Ball Hawk mechanic to aggressively play the ball in the air as a defender; play action abort to cancel out of a play action when sensing pressure as a QB; use of Kinect (Xbox 360 only) to control pre-play audibles and adjustments with your voice; and of course the Infinity Engine that brings physics you can feel on every play.
The demo has a lot more too, like the new Main Menu Action Grid, new theme music, improved lighting with HDR, motion blur, an instant replay overhaul, and more. To sum it up, Madden NFL 13 is the most complete overhaul this series has seen in a generation, and we think fans have a lot to be excited about.
You can also put yourself in the game using the Game Face feature from EA Sports. Be sure to download the playable demo on August 14th. While you wait to play the demo, check out this video which gives us a sneak peek at the action: