EA announces Madden NFL 2005 Collector's Edition

EA plans to release a collector's edition of its upcoming Madden football game to celebrate the series' 15th year.

Electronic Arts has announced that it will release a Collector's Edition of Madden NFL 2005 exclusively for the PS2 in August. The $59.95 Collector's Edition, which celebrates the popular series' 15th year, will ship with what can only be described as a lot of Madden-related goodness not included with the regular version of the game.

In addition to the regular version of Madden NFL 2005 in limited-edition collectible packaging, the Collector's Edition will include: playable classic versions of Madden from the 16-bit era and two from the PlayStation era, a Madden trivia challenge with over 1000 questions, "Madden Moments" spanning the past 15 seasons, and historical playoff teams from the past 15 years--each with their authentic uniforms. Other goodies exclusive to the Collector's Edition will include: bonus video content including footage of "The Madden Phenomenon," "The Music of Madden," and a documentary looking into how the game is developed every year from scratch.

Online play using the Madden NFL 2005 Collector's Edition will, of course, be compatible with the regular PS2 version of the game. Online play will also be featured in the Xbox and PC versions scheduled for release in August and September, respectively.

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