Madden NFL 09 Demo Coming This Week to the PLAYSTATION Store [Update]
While doing my research into the weekly updates for the store (full post coming soon), I stumbled upon information that I personally was excited about and wanted to share. After not getting a Madden demo last year, PS3 gamers will be happy this Thursday when they fire up the PS3 to find a demo of this year’s Madden available.
[Update: Apparently to cut down on the size of the demo, it will not include audio commentary.]
EA confirmed the news of the demo:
The Madden NFL 09 Demo showcases some of the new and exciting features in Madden NFL 09. The demo begins with the user being loaded into the all new Virtual Trainer to begin the Madden Test. The Madden Test is a Madden aptitude test of sorts, that is used to assess your Madden IQ, which drives the users custom difficulty and play settings. The Madden Test consists of 4 core game play mechanics: Passing, Rushing, Pass Defense, and Rush Defense. Gamers will be taken through the entirety of the Madden test and then given their final Madden IQ.
Once the Madden Test is completed and with the your Madden IQ decided, gamers are then brought into yet another all new feature, Madden Moments. Madden Moments allows for users to replay a team’s key moment from the 2007 season. Upon entry into this mode, you’ll see a brief overview of the moment, which is the Giants final Super Bowl-winning drive. With about 2 minutes to go, you will take over the reins of Eli and the Giants and begin their march to victory. Once the moment has been completed, users will be allowed to restart the moment as many times as they want.
The demo will be available for free download on August 1st on Xbox Live and PSN.
Note that August 1 mentioned above is Friday, but the demo will be arriving on Thursday, July 31 along with the other scheduled PSN store updates.