EA Sports has posted their schedule for feature reveals relating to Madden NFL 13. Though the descriptions are vague there is quite a bit to glean from them. We do already know that a new announce team of Jim Nantz and Phil Simms are being introduced. A focus that lays heavily on defense has also been discussed.
The first big news will come this Wednesday which is also when the winner of the cover tournament will be announced – presentation and gameplay details are expected. “Connected Careers” and the announcement of a “monumental change to gameplay” will come out of the EA press conference leading into E3. Later in the summer will bring info on “Madden Social” which is likely related to the “online universes” the company has discussed for all their brands.
It’s worth noting that no specific mention of improvements to Online Franchise (which was pretty much guaranteed to be coming for M13) or Kinect for Xbox 360 implementation (which we know for sure is coming) are listed but they could find their way into other categories or their own info releases down the line.
Continue on to check out the full schedule with brief descriptions and leave any thoughts on the upcoming news in the comments!
Presentation (April 25)
Madden NFL 13 delivers world-class presentation with an entirely new look and feel; plus, new commentators bring the game’s broadcast to life.
Gameplay Part 1 (April 25)
With a revamped passing game and the all-new Read and React Defensive AI system, Madden NFL 13 achieves greater realism on the virtual gridiron on both sides of the ball.
Audio (May 14)
Madden NFL 13 delivers a superb audio experience that faithfully replicates NFL Sundays with a new commentary team and the implementation of innovative technology along with unique resources provided by NFL Films.
Gameplay Part 2 (June 4)
A monumental change to Madden NFL gameplay creates the most authentic football experience to date, blurring the line between virtual and reality.
Connected Careers (June 4)
With Connected Careers, Madden NFL 13 will revolutionize the way sports video game career modes are played.
Madden Ultimate Team (July 9)
Madden NFL 13 Ultimate Team is the definitive way to experience virtual card collecting with new content and updates that mirror exciting NFL events throughout the entire year.
Madden Social (TBD)
A whole new way to experience Madden against your friends – anytime, anywhere.