EA has announced that their Madden, their all-star franchise, will be available in some form for the 3DS at launch. The game will try to give as close an experience as possible to HD consoles on the powerful potable device.
Not only will the title be completely in 3D, but will have a “Call Your Shots” feature – Taking advantage of the 3DS touch screen, “Call Your Shots” allows you to draw your own plays directly on the screen.
The game will also focus on playing Madden casually on-the-go. Within three game modes (GameFlow, Classic, and Arcade) you will be able to tweak your experience and shorten the game’s length for a quicker experience.
Hereis the full press release:
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – November 10, 2010 – Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) announced today that Madden NFL Football, the first EA SPORTS title available for the highly anticipated Nintendo 3DS™, will be available in the first-half of 2011. Madden NFL Football will deliver captivating gameplay in 3D, providing a robust and authentic NFL experience consistent with the celebrated football video game franchise.
Madden NFL Football will offer a comprehensive handheld experience with exciting modes, such as authentic 11-on-11 football, fast-paced 5-on-5 action and Season Mode. Additional features jump off the screen with 3D graphics, such as “Spotlight Moments” and “Call Your Shots”. Utilizing the remarkable power of the Nintendo 3DS Touch Screen, “Call Your Shots” allows users to draw their own plays, on-the-fly, directly on the screen.
With three types of play calling—GameFlow, Classic, and Arcade—Madden NFL Football provides an enjoyable experience for gamers of all skill levels. GameFlow automatically selects the best play for the situation based on real NFL team gameplans; streamlining play calling and shortening overall game length for a more accessible experience. Classic play call allows users to experience the full depth of selecting formations and individual plays, while Arcade play call simplifies options through a more concentrated playbook.
Madden NFL Football will bring each of the 32 NFL teams and stadiums to life like never before with a presentation optimized for viewing in 3D, including 3D specific cameras that provide new levels of depth, making Madden NFL Football the perfect on-the-go game for every football fan.
Madden NFL Football has been rated “E” for Everyone by the Entertainment Software Ratings Board (ESRB) and will be released in the first-half of 2011.
Madden NFL Football for Nintendo 3DS is developed in Raleigh, North Carolina by the EA North Carolina studio.