A new trailer for Madden NFL 15 has surfaced thanks to E3, and this new video shows Electronic Arts’ continued attempts to make the Madden series as realistic as possible.
Aside from visual realism, Madden NFL 15 is trying to bring a greater emphasis on defense. EA has underlined this approach by making Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly the pitchman for this year’s game.
Softpedia is reporting that the game will also include more realism by incorporating a greater television broadcast element. The Madden series has always tried to take on a kind of game broadcast lean. EA has worked hard to improve the presentation over the last few years.
The defensive focus in Madden NFL 15 is aided by a new feature that allows you to move the cameras around you so that you can better plan out your defensive approach, according to Gameranx.
In Madden NFL 15, there is also a greater emphasis on open field tackles. Gamers will now be able to determine from which angle you will take when you are chasing down the ball carrier. By doing this, NFL 15 is bringing the pain to offenses in ways other football video games have never managed to do.
While you’ve always been able to select whether you wanted to try and do an all out, mega force hit, or just trip the ball carrier up, the fierceness of the tackle in Madden NFL 15 can now be changed depending on the situation.
Presumably, players will be able to say whether they want to go conservative, if a sure tackle is the most important thing, or go for the big hit and strip the ball if a turnover is needed.
The real league is taking a more aggressive approach to beefing up the offense and it appears that EA is trying to counter that. Electronic Arts has underlined its dedication to defense with the recent announcement of the cover athlete.
Richard Sherman will be gracing the cover of Madden NFL 15, and it seems there couldn’t be a better choice. Sherman is of course the Seattle Seahawks defense back who burst onto the national scene following his televised post game rant after the NFC Championship game.
Sherman is also one of the best defensive players in the league and, teamed with Kuechly, who was the AP defensive player of the year last year, the game is taking a “no offense allowed” approach.
Madden NFL 15 will be available for the Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3 and PS4 on August 26.