john-madden-returns-to-the-cover-of-madden-nfl-for-the-first-time-in-more-than-20-years

The very first John Madden Football launched for the Apple 2 on June 1, 1988, kicking off one of the vital profitable and longest-running videogame collection of all time. 34 years later, on June 1, 2022, Electronic Arts has introduced that the legendary NFL coach and commentator, who died in December 2021 at age 85, will return to take the quilt of Madden NFL 23.

“Coach Madden has been synonymous with the sport of football for more than 50 years and to honor his legacy for the next generation, Coach Madden returns to the cover of Madden NFL 23 for the first time in more than two decades,” Electronic Art stated.

Madden NFL 23 will probably be accessible in three completely different covers, every of which can “pay tribute to a different chapter in Coach Madden’s unforgettable life.” One exhibits Madden celebrating after teaching the Oakland Raiders to victory over the Minnesota Vikings at Super Bowl XI in 1977; one other showcases Madden in his later-career analyst function, drawing play patterns on a simulated glass display screen; and the third, for the All Madden Edition, is a throwback to the unique John Madden NFL cowl, created by artist Chuck Styles. Each of the covers bears a be aware saying, “Thanks, coach.”

This will probably be Madden’s first look on an NFL game bearing his identify since Madden 2000, launched in 1999. He had been on each cowl previous to that, however in 2001 EA started utilizing NFL gamers for Madden cowl artwork as a substitute—a change that additionally gave us the notorious Madden Curse.

Madden NFL 23 will probably be absolutely unveiled with a reveal trailer that may go stay tomorrow, June 2, at 10 am ET.

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