Posted on August 11, 2012 AT 03:15pm
Clear the field and get ready to warm up your consoles, because Madden NFL 13 finally has a set date for its upcoming demo. It’s going to be available this next Tuesday, August 14th, on Xbox Live and PlayStation Network, and the far inferior PlayStation Vita version will also be available on that same date.
Madden NFL 13‘s demo will allow you to play two full games with two different headliners: the N.Y. Giants’ and S.F. 49ers’ NFC Championship Game from last season, and a Seahawks-Redskins match.
All you Xbox 360 owners will also get to test out the voice command features supported with the Kinect, so there’s a little icing on the cake if you want to call plays on the fly.
Here’s the full breakdown of new gameplay elements that the dev team is highlighting, plus a neat little contest alert for free copies of Madden NFL 13, courtesy of EA Sports designer Patrick Bellanca:
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.
In short, you’ll want to pay close attention to the graphics if you take a run through the demo, as it will feature the game’s new Infinity Engine real-time physics, arguably one of the most important improvements in this installment.
EA Sports put together a couple of teaser videos to boot, but there’s sadly no gameplay footage to be seen. What they do show you is the lead-up to the kickoff in both stadiums, including opening commentary from Phil Simms and Jim Nantz, plus the coin toss.
Source: EA Sports
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