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Xbox 360 & PS3

  • In this years Madden EA has added a new “Adaptive Difficulty Engine” which will change the AI’s strengths depending on the player’s skills. The game’s tag line is “The first sports game that adapts to you“. Players will be able to determine their skill in a holographic environment with the help of John Madden.
  • Backtrack will show the user their error after a bad play such as a failed 4th down conversion or an interception. The computer will be able to show the player his/her mistake while the user will be able to re-do the play with EA Sports Rewind. Backtrack and Rewind will not be available during online play.
    Picture-in-Picture window
  • The play calling window has been replaced with a picture in picture interface where the player will be able to access up to the minute information.
  • EA has updated last years Total Control Animation System by adding in new animations, feet planting, the ability to return short field goals and more.
  • This is the first year that a Madden game will feature true online leagues with 32 human players. Drafts, trades and a full playoff system will be in place.
  • Cris Collinsworth and Tom Hammond will be replacing the Radio Broadcaster.
  • Players will be able to celebrate TD’s
  • Madden Moments will let the players re-live the highlights of the 2007 NFL season. This will be much like the Super Star Challenges of last years Madden for the PSP.
  • Stadium, weather, player and grass graphics have all be improved.
  • A handicap feature has been implemented in multiplayer games. This allows two players playing against eachother choose different difficulty settings.

Wii

  • This year the game will be called Madden 09 All-play thanks to a new button scheme that lets the player control the action with only 1 button
  • A new playbook will make it easier for new players to jump into the game as will the ability to create a passing play on the fly. Simply point the Wii mote to a spot on the field and the WR will run to it.
    Wii play calling screen
  • A celebration system much like the one on the 360 and PS3 will be put into place.
  • New 5 v. 5 mode

Nintendo DS

  • 8 player wireless mode, Wi-fi enabled, single card play available.
  • DS exclusive mini-games.

Receiver Icons in Madden 09 on the PSP

PSP

  • EA Sports Rookie mode lets players play the game using only 1 button.
  • Receiver Icons let the players know which wide receivers are open.
  • New coach tips and easy to use playbooks are aimed to help new players.

PS2/Xbox

  • Points based Franchise mode lets you earn points by drafting high profile players, winning games and making stars out of no-name players.
  • Fantasy Challenge: A tier based mode where the player must complete each league and beat its champ to move onto the next round.
  • SuperSim lets you sim 1 play, 1 quarter, 1 half or the full game.
  • QB Avoidance Stick – Lets your QB get out of pressure in the pocket.
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