The Madden football game series revealed the new franchise title, Madden 18. No surprises for anyone who follows the sport closely, Tom Brady, quarterback of the New England Patriots, was chosen as the highlight of the game.
Brady was considered one of the big culprits for his team’s victory over the Atlanta Falcons in the Super Bowl LI, the final game of the NFL championship of the season that ended this year. Madden NFL 18 is the franchise’s first game to feature a story mode.
Dubbed “Longshot,” the campaign will accompany Devin Wade, a college football player who wants to become a pro and is struggling to do that. It will be made with Battlefield’s Frostbite Engine and will feature the presence of Maharshala Ali, Moonlight’s Oscar winner.
With that, Madden NFL 18 also marks the return of college football to the gaming world, something that has not happened since the NCAA Football franchise was discontinued.
Brady now falls victim to Madden’s feared “curse” as it is traditionally a bad thing to happen to athletes who star in the franchise. That was the case of Rob Gronkowski, also a New England Patriots player and featured Madden 17, who ended up injured this year and was out of the Super Bowl.
Madden 18 is the first game in the series to run on EA’s Frostbite engine. According to the company, the use of the new engine in the Madden series will allow a “visual leap” in the models of the characters, public and stadiums.
Madden 18 is released on August 25 and arrives on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. More details on the game will be revealed at Madden-Store. By the way, gamers can buy madden 18 coins online to make a finely personalized Madden team.