Hi Madden NFL fans, I’m Patrick Bellanca, designer for Madden NFL 13. The start of the NFL season is almost here and Madden NFL 13’s August 28th release date is rapidly approaching, which means it’s time to talk about the Madden NFL 13 demo. The demo will be available as a free download on Tuesday, August 14th! This year’s demo is your first chance to experience the Infinity Engine, our all-new real time physics engine, and a sneak peek at a couple of home, away, and throwback Nike uniforms.
The Madden NFL 13 demo offers two Play Now matchups. One features the Super Bowl XLVI champion New York Giants visiting the San Francisco 49ers in a rematch of last season’s NFC Championship game. The other involves the Seattle Seahawks traveling to the Washington Redskins, who are of course led by rookie QB Robert Griffin III. Trailers for both games can be found below. And before you step onto the field for either of these matchups, you’ll get to check out the redesigned pregame presentation. That includes a broadcast TV-inspired segment that features some top players in the upcoming game you’re about to play, and is followed by Jim Nantz and Phil Simms in the booth talking about the story of the game.
On the field, you have access to everything that’s new in Madden NFL 13. This includes Total Control Passing to accurately place the ball anywhere on the field as the QB; the Ball Hawk mechanic to aggressively play the ball in the air as a defender; play action abort to cancel out of a play action when sensing pressure as a QB; use of Kinect (Xbox 360 only) to control pre-play audibles and adjustments with your voice; and of course the Infinity Engine that brings physics you can feel on every play.
We’re also going to be giving away free copies of Madden NFL 13. For a chance to win, complete a Madden NFL 13 demo game and share the results (from the end of game menu) across Twitter with the hashtag #Madden13Demo. One lucky winner every day will take home a VIP edition of Madden NFL 13 complete with some bonus swag.
We also encourage you to use the Madden NFL 13 demo to create yourself with a Game Face for use in the full version of the game on August 28th. This year marks the first time you will be able to put yourself in the game as a player or coach using your Game Face before leading a virtual version of yourself to gridiron glory. Visit http://www.easports.com/gameface for details.
The demo has a lot more too, like the new Main Menu Action Grid, new theme music, improved lighting with HDR, motion blur, an instant replay overhaul, and more. To sum it up, Madden NFL 13 is the most complete overhaul this series has seen in a generation, and we think fans have a lot to be excited about. And, of course, it all starts with the Madden NFL 13 demo on Tuesday, August 14th.