We're less than a month away from the launch of Madden NFL 10 , which means EA is already gearing up for the inevitable mania.
As announced over at the official Madden site , there will be two separate playable demos available for the hotly anticipated football simulator. Both will come to the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Marketplace, and your first chance to get an early taste of Madden NFL 10 will come on July 23: if you pre-order your copy from GameStop, you will gain access "to an exclusive demo featuring a Super Bowl XLIII rematch between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Arizona Cardinals with 5 minute quarters." Now, as a matter of clarification, this is not the same demo that will be available to all on July 30; that one will boast a night game in a snowstorm between the Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants. Obviously, EA wants to showcase their considerable ability to provide us with authentic and dazzling visuals, and we're convinced it'll be pretty darn impressive. Also, you can bet on your local GameStop offering a midnight launch for Madden NFL 10 when August 14 rolls around. If you're a true franchise follower, you'll be standing in line a good hour before midnight, right?
We really like the idea of two distinct demos for the game, though. It actually gives us more of an incentive to pre-order the game; that incentive isn't as evident when we only gain access to the same demo a week or two early. We wanna play both.
Related Game(s): Madden NFL 10