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Madden NFL 25 Anniversary Edition Offers Bonus Sunday Ticket Subscription

by Mike Futter on May 17, 2013 at 09:01 AM

There are few things more painful as a football fan than rooting for a team from somewhere else in the country. For those beleaguered by uncooperative local programming schedules, NFL Sunday Ticket has been a godsend, but it's not the most affordable package. EA and DirectTV are looking to make things a bit easier on your wallet this year.

The Madden NFL 25 Anniversary Edition comes packed with a season-long subscription to NFL Sunday Ticket (17 weeks, typically $49.99 per month for five months), which is even usable by those who aren't subscribers to DirectTV (via computers and mobile devices). Additionally, the upgraded version will bestow a new Madden Ultimate Team virtual trading card pack during each week of the regular season. The Anniversary Edition will retail for $99.99 and will be sold only through Amazon. 

The full press release is on page two.

May 17, 2013 –Today EA SPORTS and Amazon announced the Madden NFL 25 Anniversary Edition. Every copy of this limited-edition game will come packed with Madden NFL 25 plus exclusive offers for DIRECTV and NFL SUNDAY TICKET. Offers include:

  • Fans who are not currently DIRECTV subscribers but are able to receive DIRECTV service will receive a promo code entitling them to $10 off per month for their first year of service and one year of NFL SUNDAY TICKET MAX at no additional charge.
  • Fans who are already DIRECTV and NFL SUNDAY TICKET MAX subscribers can access NFL SUNDAY TICKET on computer and mobile devices using their current DIRECTV username and password.
  • For fans unable to receive DIRECTV service, each Madden NFL 25 Anniversary Edition will include a unique code to access the 2013 regular season (17 weeks) trial of NFL SUNDAY TICKET on computers, tablets, and mobile devices- including access to DIRECTV's award-winning RED ZONE CHANNEL®.
  • Owners of the Anniversary Edition will also receive an exclusive Madden Ultimate Team pack each week of the NFL season, starting week 1 through week 17.

“We’re delighted to offer our fans this special edition to celebrate the franchise they helped build over the last 25 years,” said Anthony Stevenson, Sr. Marketing Director for EA SPORTS.  “Pairing the ultimate football video game experience with the ultimate viewing experience in DIRECTV NFL SUNDAY TICKET will deliver incredible value and excitement all season long.”

With over $400 in value at an introductory price of only $99.99, the Anniversary Edition is available for pre-order in very limited quantities on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 gaming consoles, exclusive at Amazon starting today.

In Madden NFL 25, unlock the power, precision, and creativity of the NFL ball carrier.  Whether you’re a slashing running back, dual-threat QB, or ball-hawking safety, unleash 30 new moves and string together devastating combos with the all-new precision modifier.  For more details on all the innovative new features, check out the Madden NFL 25 Playbook.

Embraced by fans and honored by critics for 25 years, Madden NFL is known as the NFL’s “33rd Franchise” due to its authentic gameplay, the development team’s unparalleled access to NFL resources and its prominent place in NFL culture.

Madden NFL 25 is developed in Orlando, Florida by EA Tiburon and will be available for the Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system beginning August 27.To learn more about Madden NFL 25, visit http://www.easports.com/madden-nfl. Fans are also invited to become a Madden Insider for exclusive information on Facebook including the latest news, original content and more for Madden NFL 25, and keep up with franchise news on the Madden NFL 25 Bleacher Report hub.

Only available on DIRECTV, NFL SUNDAY TICKET enables fans to watch every out-of-market game every Sunday in HD. For more information visit: www.directv.com/sports/nfl.

All player participation has been facilitated by National Football League Players Incorporated (NFL PLAYERS), the licensing and marketing subsidiary of the NFL Players Association (NFLPA).

EA SPORTS is one of the leading sports entertainment brands in the world, with top-selling videogame franchises, award-winning interactive technology, fan programs and cross-platform digital experiences. EA SPORTS creates connected experiences that ignite the emotion of sports through industry-leading sports videogames, including Madden NFL football, FIFA Soccer, NHL® hockey, NBA LIVE basketball, NCAA® Football, Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® golf, SSX™ and Fight Night boxing.

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