Madden 18 Cover Star Tom Brady Jokes About Madden Curse In Silly Video
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Last week, EA announced Tom Brady as the cover star for Madden 18. Given his stature as one of the league's best, most reliable players, some Patriots fans might be concerned about the so-called Madden Curse. Brady himself said in a statement that he doesn't believe in it (despite what happened last year) and now his team has put out a very silly video that expands on that even further.
In this TB12 video, Brady attends a fake board meeting of sorts where he criticizes his team for making him wear a "TB12 Performance Safety Bubble" that prevents him from injuries but negatively impacts his lifestyle and training. It gets better from there, leading up to something even worse (for Brady) at the end. Take a look:
In other Madden 18 news, creative director Rex Dickson has teased some of the new game mode styles that players can select in the upcoming pro football game. The options include Arcade, Simulation, and Competitive. You can see full descriptions for each of these in the image below.
Brief description of game styles. Much more info to come. pic.twitter.com/zwr78pM5gD— Rex Dickson (@RexDEAFootball) May 12, 2017
Brady is one of the NFL's more polarizing players. A lot of people love him and a lot of people love to hate him. Not everyone on EA's own Madden development team likes him. Dickson, the game's creative director, (jokingly?) tweeted that he wished EA would have OK'ed the following cover art proposal:
Madden 18 launches on August 25 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, though there are multiple ways to play early. The game's first teaser trailer suggests that it will have some kind of story mode, possibly not unlike FIFA's The Journey. More details will be announced at EA Play during E3 in June.