Madden NFL 11‘s graphics aren’t going to be a massive leap over last year’s title, if these screens are anything to go by. Yet while it’s visually similar, there’ll be something of an audio overhaul.
First up, EA has acquired Gus Johnson for the in-game commentary. If you’re unfamiliar with Mr. Johnson’s respective body of work, he seems the excitable sort. He’ll replace Tom Hammond as your play-by-play announcer for this year, and will have pundit Cris Collinsworth jabbering by his side.
You’ll also be able to hear team-specific chants, and licensed music that’s frequently played at real NFL games, such as Ozzy Osbourne’s “Crazy Train” and the Sport Chant Remix of Zombie Nation’s “Kernkraft 400.”
[Via press release]
This year, you’ll hear team-specific chants and fight songs. If you’re a Jets fan, I’m sure you’ll be happy to see Fireman Ed start up the “J-E-T-S! JETS, JETS, JETS!” chant. Madden 11 will also include the licensed music commonly played by sports venues everywhere, such as Ozzy Osbourne’s “Crazy Train” and the Sport Chant Remix of Zombie Nation’s “Kernkraft 400.” (That last one in particular is going to be great when the fans join in and sing along.)