Madden NFL 18 Launches on August 25 for PS4 & Xbox One, Tom Brady Is the Cover Athlete

Madden NFL 18 is releasing worldwide on Friday, August 25 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, EA announced today. By pre-ordering the G.O.A.T. Edition for $79.99 USD, you’ll receive three-day early access to Madden NFL 18 on Tuesday, August 22, as well as one of five G.O.A.T. players of your choice for Ultimate Team.

Tom Brady is the cover athlete for Madden NFL 18, marking the first time Brady has appeared on a Madden game cover. With New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski on the front of Madden NFL 17, this also marks the first time in Madden history that teammates have been on the cover in back-to-back years.

In his statement, Brady said he doesn’t believe in curses:

The Madden NFL 18 cover is a great honor for me. Especially since I have been playing the game since growing up next to EA headquarters in the Bay Area. I’m not one to believe in curses, so I’m ready to take the challenge head on like always! It doesn’t stand a chance!!!

And here’s the description for Madden NFL 18:

Madden NFL 18 takes a significant visual leap with the power of the Frostbite engine. Play each matchup to your specifications by selecting from three new Play Styles or play the best real world matchups each week in Play Now Live! With the introduction of even more ways to play, coupled with your favorite modes, Madden Ultimate Team and Franchise, this is Madden like you’ve never seen before.

More information about Madden NFL 18, including details on a brand-new mode, will be revealed on June 10 during EA Play. EA adds, “Fans can expect to see big things in this year’s title, including new ways to play, and some of the greatest innovation in a generation.”

By pre-ordering the standard edition of Madden NFL 18, you’ll receive the choice of an Elite player from your favorite NFL team for use in Ultimate Team, as well as five Squad Packs (redeemable at launch).

[Source: EA Sports Madden]