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'Madden NFL 06' (ALL) Kicks Off In Stores Today

by Rainier on Aug. 9, 2005 @ 5:29 a.m. PDT

EA announced today that Madden NFL 06 is on store shelves today. Reflecting the focus on the passing game in the NFL, Madden NFL 06 has changed passing for the first time in ten years with the all-new QB Vision Control and QB Precision Placement and introduces the all new NFL Superstar mode, where you can live the life of an NFL Superstar.

Madden NFL 06 continues to be at the forefront of innovation and gameplay with all new features this year. Madden NFL 2005, since the launch has sold over six million copies, and was the #1 selling sports videogame of 2005 in North America. Madden NFL 06 has already started a fan frenzy with pre-sell reservations outpacing last year's and numerous midnight store openings around the country to ensure all fans receive their copy as early as possible. Adding to early demand is the fourth annual EA SPORTS Madden Challenge, played exclusively this year on the Xbox(R) video game system from Microsoft, kicks off August 27th in Las Vegas with a $100,000 grand prize check for the Finals winner. Void where prohibited. Eligibility Restrictions Apply. Tournament runs on published dates in each city. For additional details and Tournament Official Rules see www.maddenchallenge.com.

For the first time in 10 years, the Madden NFL Football franchise has revolutionized its passing game -- giving Madden NFL 06 the most groundbreaking and innovative offensive arsenal ever created. The new QB Vision Control lets you scan the field, look off defenders, and make perfect throws within your quarterback's unique field of vision. QB Precision Placement lets you put the ball exactly where you want it. Plus, all new Truck Stick Control delivers the big hits on offense to break tackles, pancake defenders, and clear your path to the end zone.

NFL Superstar is an entirely new single-player mode allowing you to experience the life of an NFL player by earning one of more than 60 Personas ranging from MVP to Movie Star. Features include choosing your parents, hiring an agent, getting drafted into the NFL, visiting tattoo parlors, choosing different movie roles, and even getting the chance to play in the coveted EA SPORTS Madden Bowl.

Madden NFL 06 is the only video game to offer fantasy capabilities featuring EA SPORTS Fantasy Football integration for the first time. You are now able to check your fantasy scores, get trade notifications and earn trophies in Madden NFL 06. This year's game continues to have unprecedented depth and upgrades with more robust online features including sharing files via your EA Locker, allowing more online players to these files with friends or backup those crucial files you don't want erased. It is essentially an online memory card that you can make accessible to friends. Madden NFL 06 comes to the PSP on September 20 with a unique version of the game, allowing consumers to take the biggest sports franchise ever on the go with the PSP (PlayStation(R)Portable) entertainment system.

In its 16th year and with more than 43 million copies sold, Madden NFL Football continues to stand out as the most popular football videogame franchise of all time with a combination of innovative new features and the most authentic football gameplay. Developed in Orlando, FL by EA Tiburon Madden NFL 06 is now on the PS2, Xbox, Gamecube, NDS and GBA. PC will be available August 17 and PSP launches on September 20.

Madden NFL 06 is rated "E" (Everyone) by the ESRB and has an MSRP of $49.99 for the PlayStation 2 console , Xbox, Nintendo GameCube and PSP, $39.99 for PC and Nintendo DS, $29.99 for Game Boy Advance.

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