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Madden NFL Football to Be 3DS Launch Title

by Neal Ronaghan - November 10, 2010, 9:32 am PST
Total comments: 2 Source: (Press Release)

From EA's North Carolina studio, Madden 3DS will feature a season mode, a 5-on-5 mode, and 3D effects.

Madden NFL Football will be a 3DS launch title, according to publisher EA Sports.

The latest iteration of the popular football title will feature every NFL team in 3D graphics. Utilizing the different play call modes, ranging from conventional to GameFlow, popularized in Madden NFL 11, the title will feature a season mode instead of the series' typical franchise mode. The season mode can be played through with the traditional 11-on-11, or the arcade-like 5-on-5.

Madden NFL Football will also make use of two features used in the Wii versions of the series. Call Your Shots will allow you to use the 3DS touch screen to change your plays on the fly. Spotlight Moments focus in on game-changing plays and require to perform quick mini-game-esque events to make your player do better.

This is the first Madden game on a Nintendo handheld since Madden NFL 09 for DS.

EA's Award-Winning Madden NFL Franchise Available at Nintendo 3DS Launch

First EA Sports title for the highly anticipated handheld features every NFL team and player in 3D graphics.

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Nov 10, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Electronic Arts Inc. (ERTS 16.18, -0.17, -1.01%)  announced today that Madden NFL Football, the first EA SPORTS title available for the highly anticipated Nintendo 3DS(TM), will be available in the first-half of 2011. Madden NFL Football will deliver captivating gameplay in 3D, providing a robust and authentic NFL experience consistent with the celebrated football video game franchise.

Madden NFL Football will offer a comprehensive handheld experience with exciting modes, such as authentic 11-on-11 football, fast-paced 5-on-5 action and Season Mode. Additional features jump off the screen with 3D graphics, such as "Spotlight Moments" and "Call Your Shots". Utilizing the remarkable power of the Nintendo 3DS Touch Screen, "Call Your Shots" allows users to draw their own plays, on-the-fly, directly on the screen.

With three types of play calling--GameFlow, Classic, and Arcade--Madden NFL Football provides an enjoyable experience for gamers of all skill levels. GameFlow automatically selects the best play for the situation based on real NFL team gameplans; streamlining play calling and shortening overall game length for a more accessible experience. Classic play call allows users to experience the full depth of selecting formations and individual plays, while Arcade play call simplifies options through a more concentrated playbook.

Madden NFL Football will bring each of the 32 NFL teams and stadiums to life like never before with a presentation optimized for viewing in 3D, including 3D specific cameras that provide new levels of depth, making Madden NFL Football the perfect on-the-go game for every football fan.

Madden NFL Football has been rated "E" for Everyone by the Entertainment Software Ratings Board (ESRB) and will be released in the first-half of 2011.

Madden NFL Football for Nintendo 3DS is developed in Raleigh, North Carolina by the EA North Carolina studio.

For more information about Madden NFL Football please visit maddenNFL.easports.com. For logo and screenshot assets for Madden NFL Football please visit http://info.ea.com.



FlipsterNovember 10, 2010

Although I'm not buying this because I loathe sports games, I gotta say, nice graphics. I am really excited for the 3DS, it might be the first video game system that I pick up at launch.

No franchise mode = no purchase from me.

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