Another year rolls around, and EA has another Madden NFL game to announce—this time with wide receiver Terrell Owens as the cover star.
Madden NFL 19 is set to release on August 10th on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and will release with both standard and premium editions. The standard version costs $60, and gives players access to one elite player and 5 gold team fantasy picks. The premium version of the game costs a little more at $80, and lets players jump into the game three days ahead of schedule on August 7th. It also comes with 12 gold team fantasy packs and an elite legends player for ultimate team, as well as two custom uniforms and one training pack.
Terrell Owens is on board with his appearance as the cover player, and posted a mock interview about the announcement on Twitter.
— Terrell Owens (@terrellowens) May 25, 2018
“There’s been a lot of speculation as to what I’m doing, so after a lot of discussion with my family, and everyone, my coaches and stuff, I’ve decided that it’s time to come back to the game,” Owens said jokingly. “So with that being said, I’ve officially signed with Madden NFL 19!”
EA also plans to add some core updates to the game itself. One of these central features is what EA calls Real Player Motion, a system “designed to deliver hyper-realistic animations with a higher level of gameplay.” According to EA’s description, this new movement system will let players push blocks, accelerate, and stop on a dime in the middle of plays.
Additionally Franchise mode will receive some new additions and Ultimate Team will receive some improvements, though EA didn’t go into many details yet on what new solo challenges and leaderboards will be added.
Madden NFL 19 launches worldwide on August 10th.
Source: EA Sports