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Madden NFL 13 Details Revealed at E3

  • Posted on 04 June 12 at 22:35Permalink
    No two tackles will ever be the same, says EA

    EA took the stage soon after Microsoft exited for their annual press briefing at E3. Of course, any game expo of theirs would just seem incomplete without news on one of their biggest franchises: Madden NFL. This year, Madden NFL 13 reinvents the physics engine of the series, providing unique tackling animations on every play and the ability to continue a play mid-tackle (previously, a wrap-up essentially meant the play was over). They also introduced cross-mode connectivity for Online, Superstar, and Franchise, and all new Kinect features which core fans won't want to miss. Check out this new trailer from the folks at EA Sports.

    http://www.gametrailers.com/video/e3-2012-madden-nfl/730994


    Here's some new gameplay featuring the all-new Infinity Engine, which will incorporate momentum, player size, and tackling impact to decide each tackle as it occurs, rather than selecting a pre-canned animation.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQ9Kpmd60qQ

    And here's new screens highlighting the unique tackling.

    https://www.trueachievements.com/customimages/007109.jpg
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    For information on the re-imagined game modes of Madden 13, it might be best to read it straight from the developer's blog, as it is a bit confusing. To recap it though, Connected Careers replaces the three primary modes of Madden -- Franchise, Online Franchise, and Superstar -- and replaces them with one overarching mode that allows you to do whatever you want by offering all of the features you want from each mode.If you want to play as a GM, you can. If you want to restart the career of a legend, you can. If you want to just play a season mode, like the old days, you can. Again, the blog information is far too long to repost here, but it's definitely worth a read for fans of the series.

    Madden NFL 13 is due out on August 28th.
  • JakeythedudeJakeythedude703,849
    Posted on 04 June 12 at 22:42Permalink
    No two tackles will ever be the same, says EA
    Uh huh. I seriously doubt that.
  • Posted on 04 June 12 at 23:04Permalink
    I havent been too fond of Madden lately . Ive been hooked on NBA and MLB more .
  • Posted on 04 June 12 at 23:09Permalink
    Still a rental for me.
  • Barad 007Barad 007779,030
    Posted on 04 June 12 at 23:10Permalink
    Madden..meh.
    Battlefield 3 Gamer !
  • Frost622Frost622429,582
    Posted on 04 June 12 at 23:35Permalink
    bought every Madden since '96. After the weak 2011 and 2012 games, I'm done spending $60 for a roster update and different tackle animations.
  • LORDOFDOOKIE69LORDOFDOOKIE691,063,301
    Posted on 05 June 12 at 01:17Permalink
    Hey lets fix things that don't really need to be fixed and ignore huge things like menu freezes, superman AI, unrealistic stats when you sim games (Free safeties and cornerbacks who are starters ending the year with under 15 tackles????). Also the hot and cold feature in Madden 12 sucks. I can understand players having an off week but too many times the same players have 5+ weeks of terrible play and their ovr is above 85!
  • LORDOFDOOKIE69LORDOFDOOKIE691,063,301
    Posted on 05 June 12 at 01:24Permalink
    I do like the look of the tackling though.
  • PebsterPebster265,250
    Posted on 05 June 12 at 06:00Permalink
    Wow, I'm actually very impressed with the new engine.
  • Removed Gamer

    Removed Gamer

    Posted on 05 June 12 at 07:08Permalink
    as long as you can adjust the rules to no offsides penalties, I don't care what the tackles look like.
    Hmmm... what does this button do?
  • NickHawkeyeNickHawkeye183,108
    Posted on 05 June 12 at 13:55Permalink
    Frost622 said:
    bought every Madden since '96. After the weak 2011 and 2012 games, I'm done spending $60 for a roster update and different tackle animations.
    Yeah, just wait until march-may when they are trying to sell off the stock before 14 comes out then you can get it for $20 and still have a month or so until the servers close
  • Posted on 05 June 12 at 16:48Permalink
    The new engine sounds promising but Madden has more issues that need attention as well. NCAA 13 is looking better at this point in time.
  • JuicyjamsJuicyjams747,789
    Posted on 05 June 12 at 17:18Permalink
    Did anyone else notice when that guy in the video called Joe Montana, John?!?!?!?!! I about died laughing what a friggin idiot, Joe is a football hero how could he mess that up lol. And I quote- "Thanks John"
  • BeachemBeachem273,687
    Posted on 05 June 12 at 18:30Permalink
    All the Madden talk during the EA conference was putting me to sleep.
    Jump right out of a creek!
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