Madden 2012 Information & Screenshots
It’s that time of year again folks, EA Sports have released information and a huge number of screenshots to showcase Madden 2012. The real NFL season maybe under threat however the folks at EA are pushing ahead and are preparing the game for an Autumn release. So those of you UK fans of the game don’t have to worry about your American Football fix for 2011.
There are a host of new and upgraded features for the next in the popular series. As standard are the graphical tweaks and updates to the rosters that one would expect from EA. On the graphical front they have given each individual player their own set of expressions unique to the real life counterpart. There are also entrances featuring team mascots and cheerleaders for each of the 32 NFL teams.
Madden also has an improved defensive AI system that means man coverage is more responsive to the plays and they have the ability of breaking out from assignments if possible. EA say that there are over 100 changes to the AI to make the team work better and give a more realistic feel to the game.
Coupled with the AI changes, the game also includes an all new collision system. This gives the player complete control of tackles and blocking up until the point of contact. This uses momentum of the running player and mixed with 100 new tackle animations builds on the successes of the franchise.
Finally after something the fans of the series have been asking for EA have listened and have included a customizable playbook. What this gives is the opportunity for players to build their own playbook by selecting over 400 plays from both the offence and defence.
There will also be of course the return of the online play however more details on what systems and the specifics will be released by EA on 20th June.
For those interested, this year’s cover player will be the Cleveland Browns running back Peyton Hills. This was after a massive campaign by EA and ESPN saw over 12.7 million fans choose this year’s cover star. Peyton beat the likes of Michael Vick, Drew Brees and even the Super Bowl MPV Aaron Rogers of the Green Bay Packers.
The screenshots can be found below: