January 25, 2013; Ko Olina, HI, USA; AFC wide receiver A.J. Green of the Cincinnati Bengals (18) looks on during practice at AFC media day for the 2013 Pro Bowl at the JW Marriott Ihilani Resort. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
In celebration of the Madden video game’s 25th anniversary, EA Sports has announced that the next iteration of the best-selling franchise will be titled Madden NFL 25.
This year,the cover vote will be separated into two brackets, with 32 current stars begging for votes on one side while 32 legends compete for a shot at the finals on the opposite side of the bracket. The top vote getters from each side will then square off in a legend-versus-current-star final. The cover athletes will be decided by a fan vote through ESPN.com and SportsNation.
The game will launch on Aug. 27 for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, and in a recent interview with Bud Light, Bengals receiver A.J. Green talked about newest addition to the Madden franchise:
The official Madden cover vote kicks off on March 11, the same time that free agency will be starting up.