First feature news on Madden NFL 18 and special edition details

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Posted May 12th, 2017 at 3:30 am

The first official news on Madden NFL 18 is imminent but an early listing on Amazon has provided some details on the upcoming game. There will now be three different play styles (Arcade/Simulation/Competitive), a new “Play Now Live” mode to play the weekly matchups along with the season, Target Passing, Coverage Assignments, and visual improvements that come with the Frostbite Engine including “stadium exteriors surrounded by vast cityscapes.”

Pre-Order: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PS4 GOAT Edition, XB1 GOAT Edition

Copying a tactic employed by the NBA 2K series those who pre-order the game will get it early. While the details on that aren’t entirely clear, it may only be for the GOAT special edition, which is listed for release on Tuesday, August 22 while the standard edition is for Friday, August 25.

Though not active on the listings yet, Amazon Prime members who pre-order will also get 20% off the price, taking the $60 standard edition down to $48 and the GOAT Edition from $80 down to $64. The standard’s pre-order incentives are an Elite player from your favorite team and 5 Squad Packs for Ultimate Team, while the GOAT provides an Elite Player, 12 Squad Packs, 2500 Contracts, and a Uniform Pack.

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  • I’m Just Saying

    “Target passing”

    Because the laser guided passing system that we saw in Madden 17 wasn’t precise enough.

    • RandomDude

      bringing back the cone…

    • Rich

      With sliders I think it worked pretty good. Wish there were less throw aways by CPU QBs and a bit more errant passes. But still pretty good 🙂

      • I’m Just Saying

        My sliders are set at 5 and I still had Nick Foles go 13-15.

  • MCJedi1

    Just pre-ordered the goat on amazon! Thanks Pasta for the post, looking forward for the screens & videos!

  • BravesFan24

    Wow, Madden is adding a “Play Now Live” mode. Wasn’t expecting that. Looks like EA may have finally heard you, Keith.

  • HeatFan786

    Gotta see some gameplay video and then play with EA Access before “pre-ordering Madden.”

    • MoneyMayweather

      it’ll probably look and play the same but the lil things are what’s gonna make it different the lil nuances of football a lil move there a tackle here the locomotion of the play is probably gonna be beautiful. You’ll probably be disappointed if you expect in overhaul in graphics or the way players look.

      Just look for how the game flows I bet that’s where Madden put all it’s time.

  • Roth Wood

    Please EA Sports, you have to do for deserving to have this exclusive NFL license from now on.

  • joey

    This game stopped being important or relevant years ago.