Electronic Arts Inc. announced earlier today that New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has been chosen by fans to be featured on the cover of Madden NFL 11. This announcement comes at the heels of a first-ever online fan vote, empowering fans to select the highly-debated cover athlete. In a partnership with Doritos, the “Change the Game” initiative allowed fans to submit their vote online. Drew Brees went on to say:
“I’m honored to be the first cover athlete chosen by Madden NFL fans and it’s a great way to cap off an amazing year for the Saints and the city of New Orleans.”
Drew Brees was named Super Bowl XLIV MVP after leading the New Orleans Saints to their first ever Super Bowl title. Brees joined the New Orleans Saints in 2005, after a career threatening injury ended his stint with the San Diego Chargers. Since the move, Brees has helped rebuild the city and the football team, following the disaster of Hurricane Katrina.
Electronic Arts went on to reveal what fans can expect in Madden NFL 11. It will “redefine” videogame football for both veteran and rookie players by providing a “Simpler, Quicker and Deeper” experience:
- Simpler: Call plays like an NFL coach with ease using an all-new play-calling system, GameFlow, which executes an authentic, situational game plan.
- Quicker: The new play-calling system will enable players to spend more time on the field and less in the playbook – completing games in half of the time.
- Deeper: Madden NFL 11 is feature-rich, with improved animations and control options, enhanced online functionality, and new broadcast and audio presentation that delivers the NFL experience fans have come to expect.
Madden NFL 11 will hit retail shelves on Tuesday, August 10, 2010, for both PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.