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EA announces Madden NFL Arcade for XBL and PSN

Wednesday, 14th October 2009 16:13 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

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EA has announced that Madden NFL Arcade will land on PSN and Xbox Live in December.

No exact date was given, but it will run you 1200 MS Points ($14.99).

It has pick-up-and-play controls, 32 team with home stadiums, five-on-five games, no field goals and no penalties. The first team that scored 30 points is the winner.

Also, it will support four players on a single console, has online modes, and the prerequisite leaderboards.

The full press release is below, and if you head on over to D’toid, they have some lovely pictures of it.

PRESS RELEASE: EA ANNOUNCES ALL-NEW FOOTBALL EXPERIENCE WITH MADDEN NFL ARCADE

5-on-5 Pure Adrenaline NFL Football Meets the Award-Winning Football Franchise

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – October 14, 2009 – Electronic Arts Inc. (Nasdaq: ERTS) announced today an all-new way to experience the Madden NFL franchise with Madden NFL Arcade – a fun, pick-up-and-play, 5-on-5 football game from EA Tiburon. Madden NFL Arcade is pure adrenaline football for both casual and diehard NFL fans, featuring a unique art style that brings your favorite players to life like never before! Madden NFL Arcade will be available as a download on Xbox LIVE Arcade and the PlayStation Store for 1200 MS Points and $14.99 respectively, just in time for the holidays in December.

“When you look around the office and see your whole team playing and having tons of fun with it, you know the game hit the right mark,” said marketing director Nathan Stewart. “We have diehard Madden fans who have worked on the franchise for a decade, and more casual gamers who are all playing together and enjoying it. If our productivity the past few weeks is any indication, we’ve created a game that everyone will love.”

Choose one of your favorite 32 NFL teams and distinctive home stadium for a battle with the best five players on each side of the ball, and let the excitement begin! Each team is given four downs to march 60 yards to pay dirt – no penalties or field goals allowed here, pal! Get your Madden NFL fix in a completely new way, with fast-paced games where the first team to 30 wins. Want to mix it up? Madden NFL Arcade can be tailored to fit your liking by changing options, such as skill level, points to win, and more; making each game unlike the one before. Take advantage of 13 unique “Game Changers” to break the game wide open on a single play. Add an entourage of lineman to get the sack, freeze an opposing player, turn off your opponent’s passing icons, and much more. No lead is safe in Madden NFL Arcade.

Madden NFL Arcade is the perfect video game for gameday, allowing up to four players to play co-op on a single console. You can also take on the world online in head-to-head matches and track your performance via interactive leaderboards. If you like to commemorate your gridiron success, Madden NFL Arcade will also provide a host of achievements and trophies to boost your gamer score.

Madden NFL Arcade is rated E for Everyone by the ESRB and is developed in Orlando, Florida by the EA Tiburon studio, which also produces NCAA® Football, Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® and EA SPORTS MMA.

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  1. Gekidami

    Thats a really decent set of features for a digital game… Shame its American football… Or a sports game at all for that matter.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. freedoms_stain

    Is ‘pick-up-and-play-controls’ code for ‘will play like a Mega Drive game’?

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Detale

    @freedoms_stain

    I hope so, have great memories of Megadrive Madden.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. ScreenTearing

    This looks a lot like the Wii version of Madden 10…

    #4 5 years ago
  5. blackdreamhunk

    yea madden is on a slow decline these days. maybe because of the same game play done over and over agin.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. pracer

    EA needs to jump to digital updates instead of full priced game discs each year. Only so much you can to the wheel when you try and reinvent it each year.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Free Online Games

    This is cool I like it !!!!!

    #7 5 years ago