In a press release sent out today, EA Sports has officially announced their followup to the successful 3-on-3 NHL Arcade franchise with Madden NFL Arcade. Madden was an obvious followup choice as the opportunity to put an arcade spin on a football title isn’t exactly unprecedented. According to the press release, Madden NFL Arcade will be available some time this December and will retail for $14.99.
We’ve included an excerpt from the release below.
“When you look around the office and see your whole team playing and having tons of fun with it, you know the game hit the right mark,” said marketing director Nathan Stewart. “We have diehard Madden fans who have worked on the franchise for a decade, and more casual gamers who are all playing together and enjoying it. If our productivity the past few weeks is any indication, we’ve created a game that everyone will love.”
As for the coolest feature that you’ll see in the arcade version of Madden? Well, how does 4-player co-op sound on a single console? Yeah, we’re loving it.
“Madden NFL Arcade is the perfect video game for gameday, allowing up to four players to play co-op on a single console. You can also take on the world online in head-to-head matches and track your performance via interactive leaderboards. If you like to commemorate your gridiron success, Madden NFL Arcade will also provide a host of achievements and trophies to boost your gamer score. ”
We can’t wait to hear more about this title down the line up until its release.