Madden NFL 21 is EA’s brand new American Football game. The game is developed by the American company Electronics Arts. The game is one of the best-selling games in North America every year, because the sport of American Football is so extremely popular there. The first version of this series was released in 1988, under the name John Madden Football. The game owes its name to the football coach John Madden, who was very successful in his time. Play Face of the Franchise mode and build your career to become an NFL star or create your own Ultimate Team to play with the best NFL players. Furthermore, the gameplay has been improved in this version, which makes the game even more realistic.
Madden NFL 21 release date
The release of Madden NFL 21 was on August 28, 2020. Via EA Early Access it was already possible to play the game on August 25. The Early Access was available by purchasing the Deluxe Edition or the Standard Edition. Purchasing one of these editions will also earn you 12 to 17 Gold Team Fantasy Packs in Ultimate Team mode and 1 of 32 players in the NFL Team Elite Packs.
See the official Madden NFL 21 trailer above. Revealing the game, player, teams, coaches and gameplay. The official cover star for Madden NFL 21 is Lamar Jackson. Lamar Jackson is the American quarterback for the Baltimore Ravens. Last season, he was named the NFL’s Most Valuable Player for his outstanding performance throughout the season.
Madden NFL 21 new features
The new version of Madden NFL naturally also brings better gameplay and new features, this is what’s new in Madden NFL 21:
Gaming will soon be on a level higher, the PS5 and Xbox Series X will offer the “next level” gaming. This means, among other things, that as a gamer you can feel the game much more through the haptic controller of the Playstation 5. Due to the much faster loading times of both consoles, the games can start much faster. The game is also a lot more realistic due to the improved display of the game, authentic environments are created and the parts of the stadium have been significantly improved. The players also get newly designed player bodies, the next-gen technology provides the player bodies with more details. This and many other improvements can be discovered on the new Playstation 5 and Xbox Series X.
Only the very best top players have the potential to develop the Super Star X Factor. These are exclusive skills that make the player even better, they were already present in the previous Madden NFL editions. In Madden NFL 21, more skills have been added such as the Wrecking Ball, Ankle Breaker, Avalanche and Momentum Shift.
A brand new mode is introduced in the game, The Yard. A mode where you play 6 against 6 on a smaller field that is comparable to a spacious backyard. With new rules and unique locations, it’s kind of like American Football’s freestyle fashion. Create your own avatar and play in unique uniforms, build reputation by playing in The Yard.
There are also gameplay improvements for current consoles. For example, the new “Skill Stick” is introduced for improved attack combinations. Furthermore, the game has improved tackling capabilities when you are defending. Also, ball holding when in attack mode has been improved.
Which console will Madden NFL 21 come on?
From the end of August, Madden NFL 21 can be played on the following consoles:
- Playstation 4
- Xbox One
- PC, the game can be played via Steam but also via Origin..
The game will also be playable on Sony’s new Playstation 5 and Microsoft’s Xbox Series X. After purchasing the game on Playstation 4, the game can be transferred to the Playstation 5 for free, the same applies for an Xbox One to an Xbox Series X.
How Much Will NFL Madden 21 Cost?
How much Madden NFL will cost varies by edition and store and console. See the overview below:
- Madden NFL 21 Standard Edition: €59,99
- Madden NFL 21 Deluxe Edition: €79,99
- Madden NFL 21 MVP Edition: €89,99
These are prices according to the EA site, this can sometimes vary per purchase location. For example, you pay € 10 more in the Playstation Store and Microsoft Store than at other locations.
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