Regardless of what happens with the NFL lockout, Madden NFL 12 will be ready to go on August 30.
After reiterating the announcement that Cleveland Browns running back Peyton Hillis would grace the cover of the new entry, EA unloaded with a ton of new details . At the top of the list is an "all-new collision system," which is described as follows:
"Now maintain full control of players up to the point of impact — from tackling to blocking — providing the most authentic collisions in franchise history. This new system uses a player's momentum and over 100 new tackle animations, including 40 gang tackles, to provide more impactful hits, stolen tackles, and consecutive hit tackling."
They also cite "over 100 defensive AI enhancements," a "refined broadcast," and "unprecedented on-field authenticity." Oh, and one last thing for all the hardcore pigskin fans out there- custom playbooks. That's right; EA Sports says it was the #1 requested feature from fans in recent years, and this new element "allows you to build the ultimate game plan by modifying an existing playbook or creating your own by selecting up to 400 offensive or defensive plays from 75 different playbooks." < /p?
They also have new info on the various modes, another all-new feature called "dynamic player performance," and the Madden NFL Ultimate Team. …this should be one hell of a year for Madden followers.
Related Game(s): Madden NFL 12