Madden NFL 12 demo kicking off August 9

Trial for upcoming football game coming to XBL and PSN in two weeks; sampler includes rematch of last year's NFC Championship with Chicago Bears vs. Green Bay Packers.

EA Sports' Madden NFL 12 was expected on the second Tuesday in August, but studio boss Peter Moore announced in April that the title would instead arrive on August 30. However, gamers won't need to wait that long to play the football sim, as a demo for the game arrives in two weeks.
Gamers can sample Madden NFL 12 on August 9.

EA today announced that a demo for Madden NFL 12 will arrive on Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network on August 9. The sampler has players reliving the 2010-11 NFC Championship, which pitted the Chicago Bears against the Green Bay Packers at Solider Field in Illinois.

In reality, the Packers won the game. However, players will have four five-minute quarters to repeat (or rewrite) history. For more on the forthcoming football sim, check out GameSpot's latest preview of Madden NFL 12.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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23 comments
jsososmooth4u
jsososmooth4u

Change is a good thing but for the better not worse and paying 60$ every year is wearing a bit thin

ZoTrAcK
ZoTrAcK

I wonder if they'll block the hit stick, juke, defensive moves & tip pass like they did for the ncaa 12 demo! it's gonna suck either way

TerrorformZero
TerrorformZero

Someone please rip the NFL license from EA's grasp...

anomaly3001
anomaly3001

Madden 12 go somewhere and die please! I haven't bought a madden game since Madden 10 thinking it would be a significant change, but nope its da same ol game!

cbb1018
cbb1018

cant wait to see the difference between madden 11 and madden 12 it should be noticable

-HCMF-
-HCMF-

This is still a pass, I picked up last years so I will not need to dump more money into this pit for 2-3 more years. I mean why pay $60 for a slightly improved version of last year, now with some useless gimick that will be omited from the 2013 game, and thanks to EA it will be incomplete, and I will have to purchase $15-30 more to get all the features that should have been included from the get go...

gimble21m
gimble21m

I have an old pc in a cupboard that can run madden 98 so I dont think I need to pick up the latest one

servb0ts
servb0ts

wait two weeks for a 70% price drop.

earnhardtfan77
earnhardtfan77

i doubt i will get this...i have madden 10 and this looks the same as that one...i think i will just keep playing madden 10

bvanbc
bvanbc

Still waiting for 2k

fkbwii
fkbwii

I haven't bought Madden new since 2007. I buy it used every 2 or 3 years for under $10.

MOwens9512
MOwens9512

Show of hands: who's ready to play the same game they've been playing since 2004, with updated rosters and a shiny new coat of paint???!! It has always amazed me since then how gungho people are to play this series. Last one I owned was 2008, and that was given to me. before that was 2004, before that 2002, and before that 2000. They were all the same game LOL After the debacle that was the NBA Elite demo, I've pretty much resigned myself not to purchase another EA Sports football or basketball game. At least they can do soccer and hockey well.

RageSet
RageSet

For the first time in years, I didn't pick up a NCAA football title from EA (the demo didn't wow me). Now here's hoping the Madden demo doesn't disappoint. (Bonus for me! My packers are in the demo!!!)

FallenOneX
FallenOneX

The last Madden I bought new was for the Wii...... I'll get the demo just to see what changes have been made since the last years'.

kgould01
kgould01

im done buying madden. its the same game every year except with updated rosters. plus too many ppl still cheat

nissanmaxima
nissanmaxima

So what, as far as I am concerned, madden 12 can go to h#*$!

Fonzee91
Fonzee91

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Vorodor21
Vorodor21

The demo has been out for almost a year, it was 60 dollars, called Madden 11, and released last August.

Son_of_Bmore
Son_of_Bmore

I don't need 2 download this I already own Madden 10

romedawg
romedawg

madden looks like another year of cut and paste with different letters under last years character models...I wonder what they are gonna focus on this year....maybe "REAL LIFE RECEIVING" where this year your WR lifts his left arm to catch the ball, or SIDE LINE SIT-DOWNS, where this year the "FANS SCREAM REAL PROFANITY" I know that ea has to release a madden for the stockholders to protect 4th quarter earnings but geeez.....OH yeah BIG F-in Thumbs up On SULAYMANQAZI comment

fizz
fizz

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sulaymanqazi
sulaymanqazi

thumbs up if you want to punch a wall because of the dept ceiling problem.