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access_time May 15, 2012 at 7:37 PM in Culture by Drew Robbins

Third Madden NFL 13 Playbook Focuses on New Audio Features

Every year, the team at EA Sports and Tiburon attempt to improve on the success of past Madden NFL games with a series of innovations and new features sure to entice the franchise’s veteran consumers. Each year is a little different than the last; past seasons have focused on such important facets as the quarterback position, improved tackling, and the title’s implementation of physics. Madden NFL 13, on the other hand, is turning its focus towards presentation this year, a fact that is most clearly illustrated in this edition of their regular feature, the Playbook, that discusses audio improvements made to the annual series.

Gone this year are Gus Johnson and Cris Collinsworth, the former announcing team that will now be replaced by CBS standouts Jim Nantz and Phil Simms. Nantz and Simms are their network’s top two announcers and are responsible for calling the week’s biggest games and, occasionally, the Super Bowl. The new commentators will be supplemented by the sound archives of NFL Films, a nationally renowned studio that will be providing Madden NFL 13 with authentic snap counts, on-the-field player discourse, and crowd noise that is bolstered by 24 tracks of upbeat rhythm. Last and perhaps most interesting of all, the team at EA Sports and Tiburon have collaborated with compose Collin O’Malley in the creation of a theme song for Madden NFL 13.

Madden NFL 13, a title that just this past month named Calvin Johnson as its cover athlete, will be available towards the end of this summer and ahead of the upcoming 2012 NFL regular season.


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