Madden Marks 20th Anniversary
EA Sports’ Madden NFL, the longest-running franchise in sports video games, released its multi-platform blockbuster Madden 09 Monday at midnight at select retailers across the country.
This year’s revamped installment, the 20th in the series, features nearly a dozen new game modes, some of which are geared towards assisting first-time players.
Gamers will start off with the Madden Test, which will gauge passing, running and defensive skills and adjust the game’s difficulty based on strengths and weaknesses. Beginners can also watch a backtrack video where the game will show players how they could have saved a botched play.