33 Comments
Posted by firecracker22

That's a cockeyed look if I've ever seen one.

Posted by Video_Game_King

Animated as a soulless puppet, judging by the thumbnail.

Posted by hustlerlt

So this years Madden will just have some team made up of legends with John Madden as their coach? Seems worth 60 bucks.

Posted by I_Stay_Puft

I think EA lost the point of what makes Madden, Madden. Just put him on the cover and that's it.

Posted by andrew2696

Holographic Madden was the best Madden.

Posted by depecheload

So this years Madden will just have some team made up of legends with John Madden as their coach? Seems worth 60 bucks.

It was in 1992.

Edited by WeaponBoy

As long as he tells me that I need to move the ball up the field to get yards, then I'm happy.

Posted by Terjay

PRE ORDER NOW TO GET THE EXXXXXXCLUSIVE FRANK CALIENDO SKIN!

Posted by Roger_Klotz

Without John Madden it would have been named after some other successful coach, player, or just NFL Football the Game. That's crazy.

Edited by Ironhammer

John Madden signed a $150 million deal with EA that allows them to use his name and likeness in their games for the next 10 years. So despite not having NFL exclusivity, they still own the rights to Madden and will continue making a Madden game every year.

Posted by MeatSim

The coach wants you to cook a turducken.

Posted by Seroth

Have they done polygonal Madden before? 'cause that's kind of a scary thing to see...

Posted by ThePickle

Only if I get Kenny Stabler BY NAME and DRUNK during a game with the '76 squad. I also want to be able to punch any Chiefs player at any time during the game.

Posted by burgavo

hold on guys, will John Madden even be alive in 2025?

damn now I'm thinking of the zager and evans song

Posted by juice8367

they always get me..... every year they get me.....

Posted by Blu3V3nom07

I might get this whenever. FIFA and NBA Live are up first!

Posted by Saga

Looks like Madden 2002-2013

Posted by bemusedchunk

Waiting out for Pat Summerall NFL 25

Posted by Vuud

Screw that. I'll wait for 2025 where they'll have CyberMadden with the laser eyes and chainsaw arm, and football is played in orbit with a live grenade.

Posted by DrX25

One day, I want to be called a "Ratings Czar".

Posted by greymeister

Don't really care about Madden games but that is an awesome preview image!

Posted by Benmo316

"Ratings Czar"? Are you joking? Player rating have had a lot of issues. They better get rid of the Czar and find a Ratings Genius. There might be one working at an Apple Store, I dunno.

Posted by namco51

Obligatory: http://youtu.be/Hv6RbEOlqRo

Edited by RoyaleWifCheese

Dear EA:

Thank you for reminding me that I'll be 25 next year. Totally needed that glimpse of my own mortality.

Posted by Godzilla_Sushi

Madden is the best coach of all time. We found this out because our insanely stale annual franchise is named after him. So who better......

.....indeed, who better guys?

Posted by TehJedicake

Ugh I hope this game isn't dumb

Posted by Berkie

Is it just me, or does that model of Madden look terrible? Like PS2 quality, minus the aliasing? The players are super detailed, but Ol' John looks......plastic? Robotic? Hmmmm...Hopefully that's not the Xbone/PS4 version...

Posted by HurricaneIvan29

@berkie said:

Is it just me, or does that model of Madden look terrible? Like PS2 quality, minus the aliasing? The players are super detailed, but Ol' John looks......plastic? Robotic? Hmmmm...Hopefully that's not the Xbone/PS4 version...

They're coaches models... they're not exactly the focus of development

Posted by Hulkamaniac

Without Madden, it wouldn't be Madden. Without peanut butter, it wouldn't be peanut butter. Without English, it wouldn't be English. Without.......

Posted by BisonHero

I can't believe that guy actually said "winningest".

I know you've probably heard someone say it, and thought "Hey, perhaps that's a proper word", but let me assure you that no, it is not.

Posted by WVUEers

@bisonhero: Except it is a word.

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/winningest

Edited by BisonHero

@wvueers: I said it's not a proper word. It's in the dictionary because they have to relent eventually if enough people keep using a word, but when I hear someone use it, they get about as much respect from me as I would give to someone who says "irregardless". You can't just invent a superlative by adding "-est" to the end of a verb.