Madden 2003 ships to stores
Electronic Arts announced today that it will be shipping Madden 2003 to retailers for the Playstation 2. For the first time, people can play the game on the internet against competitors from around the world, via the Sony Network Adapter. The game will feature all-new commentary with John Madden and Al Michaels providing the play-by-play. Melissa Stark will report from the sideline, completing the Monday Night Football crew.
"Two new modes will please everyone from the first-time Madden player to the most hardcore Madden NFL 2003 football fans. The innovative Mini-Camp mode allows players to join John Madden's Cruiser Bus traveling to all 32 NFL cities to compete in fun and challenging mini-games. Gamers have the opportunity to take controls of players in practice gear and become an expert in eight positions while trying to earn unique Madden cards. The new Create-a-Playbook mode allows you to customize receiver routes, player formations and a team's entire playbook for both offense and defense, allowing the gamer to create virtually any play imaginable and use it on the field immediately."
8/12/2002 Matt Stensrud