Madden NFL Football graces 3DS launch. Features trailer

Madden NFL Football 3DS screenshot
EA Sports graces the launch of the 3DS with “Madden NFL Football”, the first game in the best-selling, long-running sports line for the new handheld and the first that I can remember that lacks a year in the title. A little odd, but it lets players instantly know they are getting the debut of the series on all-new hardware. Naturally, this nicely fills the “Sports” category for launch with a seasoned footballer.

Madden NFL Football for the Nintendo 3DS brings your favorite NFL teams to life like never before, in 3D graphics. The action jumps off the screen as you compete in traditional 11-on-11 games or high-flying 5-on-5. Whether you’re a Madden NFL rookie or an All-Pro, three types of playcalling options provide the right amount of depth for every player.

And thanks to the graphics capabilities of the 3DS, Madden NFL Football is a more authentic console experience, something that EA Sports hasn’t been able to fulfill on previous Nintendo consoles to this level. It includes all the responsive gameplay, broadcast-style presentation and commentary, and authentic stadiums, teams, and playbooks that fans would hope to see, even though they are playing on a handheld. The new viewpoint on the 3DS is also closer to the player than before, which accentuates the stereoscopic 3D effect.

New to the 3DS Madden NFL Football is “Call Your Shots”, a feature that allows you to instantly change your play via the touchscreen, pre-snapping to your desired change. “You can make new assignments for your defenders, maybe switch someone to a flat zone or a man assignment, or draw new routes for your receivers if you’re doing a passing play. You just tap the player and drag to where you want him to go.” said Anthony Marinello, Associate Producer on Madden NFL Football in an interview with NintendoLife.

Here is the debut trailer for Madden NFL on 3DS.

Key features of Madden NFL on 3DS include:

  • Madden NFL Football offers a comprehensive handheld experience in 3D, making it the perfect on-the-go-game for every football fan.
  • NFL Football in 3 Dimensions – Experience all the drama of Madden NFL with 3D graphics. Madden NFL Football brings the NFL to life like never before with a presentation optimized for 3D viewing, including 3D specific cameras that provide all-new levels of depth.
  • Authentic Madden NFL Experience – Madden NFL Football delivers all 32 NFL teams and stadiums in 3D graphics, making Madden NFL Football the perfect on-the-go game for every football fan.
  • Football for Everyone – With three types of playcalling including Gameflow, Arcade and Classic, Madden NFL Football offers an enjoyable experience for gamers of all skill levels. The GameFlow feature automatically selects the best play for the situation based on authentic NFL team gameplans. Use Arcade playcall for more control over plays or Classic to experience the full depth of your favorite team’s authentic playbook.