EA Sports is pulling out the big guns for Madden NFL 25 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Madden video game franchise, so they were hoping to blow fans away with every aspect of the game. Of course, the visuals are stunning and the new physics engine (EA Sports Infinite) looks incredible but there may be some concerns about the actual in-game experience.
Madden NFL 25 will give us the commentary of Jim Nantz and Phil Simms, which is no surprise, but the EA developers went with a very odd choice for the sideline reporter in the game. Who is the lucky guy or gal that will be bringing you the latest news from the sidelines? None other than Danielle Bellini. Who?
Don’t feel bad if you don’t know who Bellini is, but she is apparently a very accomplished reporter and on-air personality. Her Twitter bio says that she is and “Emmy Award-Winning Host & On-Air Anchor/Interviewer”. Something tells me that being close to the league offices in New York had something to do with landing the gig.
Don’t completely discount Bellini, though. Her talents as a host and co-producer of a weekly sports show in Orlando are what earned her the Emmy Award, so she has got some chops.
If you want to learn more about the Madden NFL 25 sideline reporter, check out her official site.
When it’s all said and done, the announcers and sideline reporters are not what make us love the Madden video games. It is the strategy, game-planning, graphics and roster building that make us love the most successful football franchise there is.
As far as those key factors go, EA Sports seems to have hit them out of the park.