First gameplay trailer for Madden NFL 18

Posted July 21st, 2017 at 10:30 am

There hasn’t been much promotion for Madden NFL 18 since its appearance at EA Play in mid-June. Then the new story mode took center stage with it being used as the main selling point in an effort to reach more casual consumers.

Today things have finally shifted towards gameplay with new features and improvements put on display in the first gameplay trailer. Though the trailer flashes glimpses at features like the Target Passing it does nothing to explain at all their significance or how they work – almost surely EA Sports will be following up on those with detailed blog posts in the near future.

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Madden NFL 18 releases on August 22 to those willing to pay the extra $20 for the G.O.A.T. edition and August 25 for the standard edition. Those with EA Access on Xbox One will get to start playing the 10 hour trial on August 17.

  • PorHawj2016

    Hey Pastapadre, What you mean Default in Franchise Mode for SImulation play style in Madden 18 ?

    • Simulation style is what Franchise mode is set to at the start. It can be changed to the others if desired.

      • PorHawj2016

        Thank alot, i hopefully simulation style affect stats on players and teams standing record that could look realistic like real life

  • MCJedi1

    Nice promotional presentation! But Pasta, will there be any player vs player gameplay videos anytime this weekend?

    • I don’t think we’ll be seeing pure gameplay for a little while still, but I’m not certain of their plans regarding that.

  • MoneyMayweather

    absolute horseshit.

  • Roth Wood

    The incompetent Rex Dickson and his EA’s gang took a month to show just that? 90% of this video is CGI only.
    And they still want us to buy this crap still in the pre-sale.
    EA Sports is abusing the lack of competition in the market.
    One more thing, this song made me even more pissed off.

  • Rob

    Pasta – On Amazon all I see is an option to pre-order the digital version and not the hard copy. Do you know anything bout this and is there an option to order again that helps this site?


    • Have not been able to get an answer as to why that is. Not actually just Madden but all sports games upcoming including FIFA and NBA 2K.

  • MoneyMayweather

    Can we mix and match the playstyles pasta? I read up on em and I like some things in Arcade and I like other things in Competive I like how throwing with your feet set gives you a boost.I also like how throwing to covered recivers will make making the catch harder. It’s lil things in competive that make the game enjoyable. for me. but I also like the high light catches and Jukes outta your shows it would be nice if there was like a slider to add things one one game play mode and have the game the way you want it.

    • Not that I’m aware of, but that’s a suggestion I could see them implementing in the future

      • Iown You

        I wouldn’t hold my breath for that one.

  • MCJedi1

    Pasta, online H2H play will be “Competitive” only?

    • Correct. I’m guessing you could choose Sim for unranked, but Comp is set for ranked and MUT

  • WilsonRamos

    Seriously they had better put real players on the sidelines

  • jbstoner44

    As long as people keep wasting their money on buying Madden, there is absolutely no way that EA will change it pathetic practices. EA and EAsports is a sad excuse for developer, then they get you again by lumping all of their sorry games into a bundle package with EA access.

  • Pasta, I can’t seem to find it, but is Madden confirmed this year as an Xbox one X enhanced game? I should have an X by the time this comes to the vault in EA access, so it would be the perfect time for an updated and enhanced patch for 4K 60fps.