The fine folks at EA Sports have announced the release date for the latest installment of their Madden NFL video game series. Unlike years in the past, this year’s game will not be following the previous trend — Madden ’11, Madden ’12, Madden ’13, etc. Instead, the game will be named Madden NFL 25 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the franchise.
Madden NFL 25 will be released on August 27.
“There’s no better way to celebrate and mark the culmination of 25 years of innovation than by naming this year’s game Madden NFL 25,” said Cam Weber, General Manager of American Football for EA SPORTS, via a release on the EA website. “This year’s game will push the boundaries with gameplay and feature innovations that will lay a very strong foundation for the next 25 years of this storied franchise.”
Like last year, the Madden cover athlete will be determined by an interactive fan vote. Voting will start on Monday, March 11 on ESPN.com/MaddenVote and you can keep up with the brackets and voting on ESPN SportsNation once again.
“It’s great to be back with another year of the award-winning Madden NFL Cover Vote for a brand-new game that will be the deepest and most innovative in the history of the franchise when it launches in August,” said Anthony Stevenson, Senior Director of Marketing at EA SPORTS. “This year we’re posing the ultimate question of who’s more deserving; one of the NFL’s all-time greats or one of today’s hottest players?”
Raphael Poplock, Vice President of Games and Partnerships for ESPN chimed in by saying, “This is the third consecutive year EA SPORTS and ESPN have collaborated on the Madden NFL Cover Vote in its current iteration. Each year has brought record-setting results as NFL fans come out in droves to support their favorite players and teams, and by going big this year with legends facing off against the league’s current leaders, needless to say it will be an interesting vote with much debate and discussion.”
Madden NFL 25 will be available for Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 for $59.99.
Stay tuned to FanSided.com for the latest news and developments on the latest installment of Madden NFL.