EA Sports Properly Unveils Madden NFL 21, Ships Late August With Lamar Jackson As Cover Athlete

Posted on June 17, 2020 by Nick Moreno

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Just at the bend between May & June, Electronic Arts decided in support of the Black Lives Matters movements that have sprawled across the United States – the company would hold off on the coming reveal showcase for Madden NFL 21. On Twitter, the firm posted a letterhead stating to amplify lesser heard voices in a time where they are needed to be heard most.

Now this week, EA Sports has finally returned and has shared the debut trailer for Madden NFL 21 revealing that Baltimore Ravens Quarterback Lamar Jackson will be posing as this year’s cover athlete for the new game.

You can watch the full trailer in the video below:

In the latest Gridiron Notes for the new title, EA Sports reveals that Face of the Franchise will be making a return as the core story campaign for players eager to dabble in climbing the social ranks of football. Again, you’ll initiate your career in high school and make it to the NCAA where you will have to win two championships to reach the National Football League.

EA Sports emphasizes that this year’s iteration will hold more realism as you won’t start as the quarterback right off the bat. “While your career starts in high school, that doesn’t mean you’ll be the starting quarterback.” The team also discloses that while playing for college leagues, you can keep your quarterback position or rotate between other leading roles on the team.

What EA Sports brings new to the table for Madden NFL 21 is the new mechanics that will be imbedded in the core gameplay like Skill Stick which helps players link seamless maneuvers when in the rough of a play. Another is Push Rush Moves which is now unique to the right stick giving players full control of the opportunity when needed. Location-based Tackles gives players the advantage to cancel ball carrier reach-outs on either offense or defense.

What is most interesting is the announcement made its wave ahead of the coming EA Play Live which is scheduled to take place later this coming Thursday. If Madden will not be present, that timeframe does give Electronic Arts more room to showcase new games aside from its annual releases from EA Sports. It is suspected we will see NHL & FIFA as both have yet to be properly announced.

In other Madden-related news, Electronic Arts and the National Football League revealed to be extending its partnership until 2025 for future installments. You can read the full report by heading here.

Are you eager for this year’s Madden entry?

Madden NFL 21 is slated to arrive on August 25, 2020 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

Source: EA Sports

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