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Madden NFL 13 is following in the footsteps of NCAA in many of its presentation and gameplay changes. This overhaul is definitely needed.
After Madden NFL 12's lackluster showing, developer EA Tiburon is rebuilding the franchise starting with gameplay. The studio hopes improvements to the passing game and defensive AI can take it out of the rut it's been in.
The changes to the game's presentation and gameplay are just the beginning, so be sure to check back through the summer as more details on the game – including its feature set and modes – are revealed.
Madden NFL 13 comes out for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, and Wii on August 28.
The Madden series took strides in the past few years to make its presentation a highlight for the franchise, but last year was a big misstep. In particular, the commentary between Gus Johnson and Chris Collinsworth was awful.
The Madden series has rightly been criticized for its host of legacy issues, many of which reside in the passing game. This year's title attempts to tackle both the passing game and player AI in general.
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Cool. Looks like they are revamping a TON of stuff. I bet this year's Madden and NCAA's are going to be pretty good.
cant wait to play madden 13 after hearing about all these changes
I love and play every Madden aton but I did feel like Madden 12 was a step back.
Good to see. I have been waiting for a massive overhaul of the Madden franchise. I'll probably still skip this year's edition (unless it gets some great reviews) and wait til next year for the refinements of these changes.
appreciating the kansas city love in these screenshots
I can't wait to get this. The last Madden game I liked was Madden NFL 09. This has just became one of my most anticipated games of the year. The realism that's going to be in this game is a major factor. Definitely worth $60.
The got rid of Collinsworth?! OMG I may just buy this one! That guy kills me on '12 with his horrid comments and his voice makes me wanna kill babies!
Also if all these changes stay true and they pull it off this will definitely be the best Madden in YEARS!
nice too see they're finally making changes too the announcers commentary. I was so pissed when i got madden 12 and realized it had the same commentary from madden 2009. Not to mention it just sounded cheesy and kind of robotic every time they spoke, and Collinsworth just gives me a headache after awhile. thought game play was Ok but still it will be interesting to see what the do this year with the game.
It looks like they finally realized that people are enjoying the NCAA games more so maybe they should change their game to match up with what NCAA is doing. Just about all of these updates sound exactly like what NCAA is improving this year. Good move. I buy Madden and NCAA every year and this year I may actually enjoy both equally...nah! NCAA Football is still better than Madden!