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Madden NFL 2002 (Windows)

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Advertising Blurbs

www.nintendo.com – Nintendo 64:

    EA Sports dives for the N64 goal line.



    The last but scarcely the least pigskin Pak for the N64, Madden NFL 2002 delivers all the depth and fanatical attention to detail that fans have come to expect from this venerable series.

    We can't think of much higher praise than saying that this game is essentially an updated version of Madden NFL 2001. Enhancements include updated rosters, new John Madden commentary, the addition of the expansion Houston Texans and a stripped-down version of the very first Madden football game for the Super NES. If your current Madden Pak dates back to the last millennium, or if you've never enjoyed this series, Madden NFL 2002 makes a great addition to your sports game library.

    Contributed by Evil Ryu (53891) on Aug 16, 2005.

www.electronic-arts.de - PlayStation 2:
    Dieses Spiel wird nicht mehr hergestellt.

    150-Kilo-Kerle bewegen sich blitzartig über den Rasen, pfeilschnelle Receiver pflücken 50-Meter-Pässe elegant aus der Luft und tausende von Fans sorgen für eine gigantische Atmosphäre... Das ist die Faszination American Football!

    Mit MADDEN NFL 2002 wird eine lange Erfolgsstory fortgesetzt. MADDEN 2002 wird für 3 Formate erhältlich sein und mit zahlreichen neuen Features wie z.B. dem neuen Gameplay, den Referenzstatus aufrechterhalten.

    FEATURES

    • Völlig neuartige Darstellung der Spieler. Die Gesichter und Körper der Spieler wirken wesentlich authentischer und realistischer.
    • Traineranimationen ermöglichen völlig neuartige Darstellung der Trainer.
    • Neue Modi wie der Zwei-Minuten-Drill, wo der Spieler Punkte in der Offense und der Defense in einem actiongeladenen Spiel innerhalb des eigentlichen Matches holen kann.
    • Der Spieler hat die Möglichkeit, ein eigenes Team mit individuellen Trikots und Stadien zu erstellen.
    • Einschließlich des neuen NFL-Teams, den Houston Texans. Im Franchise-Modus kann der Spieler sie bis zum Erfolg in der Super Bowl führen.
    • Neue Madden Cards mit neuen Spielern, neuen Designs und Cheerleadern.
    • Hunderte neuer Animationen, wobei die Emotionen der Spieler und die Spannung des Spiels besonders im Vordergrund stehen.
    • Unterstützt Breitbild-Fernseher, so dass dem Spieler noch mehr Überblick über das Spielgeschehen ermöglicht wird.
    • Strategie-Tipps von echten NFL-Coaches und von John Madden selbst, bieten dem Spieler eine optimale Leistungssteigerung.

    Contributed by Xoleras (66236) on Jul 21, 2005.

Press Release - Windows, Nintendo 64, PlayStaion and PS2.:

    Madden NFL 2002 from Electronic Arts Launches on Four Platforms
    EA SPORTS’ Top-selling NFL Videogame Returns with All New Face and Body Technology

    REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – August 21, 2001 –For the hardcore football fans, today is the official kickoff of the NFL’ season, as Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS) ships Madden NFL 2002 for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and PC. Last week it became available for the PlayStation® console and will be available for the N64® on September 11.

    In its 12th year, this legendary franchise is looking to continue its dominance on all existing platforms and will be a launch title for the Xbox video game system from Microsoft and the Nintendo GameCube’ shipping later this fall. Madden NFL 2002 was developed by one of the leading sports game studios in the country, Electronic Arts' Tiburon Entertainment, and will be available on eight platforms by the end of the year. Each platform boasts new features such as faster gameplay, new modes, new graphics and deeper emotions.

    Last year when Madden NFL 2001 debuted on the PlayStation 2 console, the game looked so realistic that many people confused the videogame gameplay presentation with a television broadcast. This year Madden NFL 2002 is even more life like with all new player face and body technologies. Player faces and body shapes look even more like the NFL counterpart, with over 200 player faces and body models uniquely created for the game.

    The animations of all the coaches also feature new face and body technology, as each coach was personally laser scanned and photographed to ensure that they are portrayed on the sideline as realistically as possible. Madden NFL is still the only game where actual coaches can roam the sideline. The Madden producers worked with the NFL coaches such as the Kansas City Chiefs’ Dick Vermeil, Oakland Raiders’ Jon Gruden, Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Tony Dungy and John Madden himself to incorporate unique strategies for each team.

    “We’re bringing the gamer on to the field this year in Madden NFL 2002 with all new camera angles going inside the huddle with a helmet cam and featuring extremely deep emotion,” said executive producer Steven Chiang. “Last year was a benchmark for us in terms of what we could do with graphics and technology on the next generation systems. We have learned the extent of the capabilities and now, with all new face and body technology, you’re not just playing the game, you are ‘in the game’.”

    Madden NFL 2002 for the PlayStation 2 console also features several new modes including Two-Minute Drill, where points can be earned in a quick-hitting fast-paced game within the game; Create-a Team, featuring customized logos, uniforms, helmets and stadiums; and Training Mode, where the X’s and O’s of football can be learned from John Madden while perfecting in-game skills. Madden NFL 2002 has a new focus on player and high drama has been added with cool replays featuring camera angles that a TV broadcast can’t capture.

    Gamers can also play and draft with the newest NFL franchise, the Houston Texans, and can even take them to the Super Bowl in Franchise Mode. Madden Cards are back with new players, new designs and now cheerleaders. These cards are earned by performing certain tasks and they can unlock legendary teams, players, stadiums, and can also boost player ratings. Madden NFL 2002 lets gamers choose to play from hundreds of the greatest NFL players from the past with the inclusion of the All-Madden teams picked since 1984, All-Madden Super Bowl and All-Madden Millennium teams.

    With Madden NFL 2002 for the PlayStation and N64, gamers can play in Madden Classic Mode, where the golden days of 16-bit Madden can be relived by playing the gameplay style that brought Madden its fame. Among the enhancements to the current game engine, a new kick meter challenges the user with skill based kicking, you can get a “do-over” with the new mulligan feature and a defensive mode and head-to-head play have been added to the Two-Minute Drill. Training Mode, featuring instructions in the X’s and O’s of football from John Madden and cheerleader Madden Cards round out the features for PlayStation and N64.

    With an all-new graphics engine that was added to achieve a faster framerate, Madden NFL 2002 for the PC now has real-time lighting effects, time of day changes during the game and 3D sideline players and the chain gang. The new game engine also delivers new physics, smooth animation, multiple collision zones and many other gameplay enhancements to the PC. With the new and improved online play, gamers will now experience more stable and faster gameplay.

    Madden NFL 2002 is rated “E” (Everyone) by the ESRB and is available on the PlayStation 2, PlayStation, PC and will be available for N64 in September. Consumers may purchase the game directly at the EA Store (http://eastore.ea.com) or by calling EA Direct Sales at 1-877/324-2637, for a suggested retail price of $49.95 on the PlayStation 2.

    EA SPORTS (www.easports.com) is the leading interactive sports software brand in the world. Its top-selling franchises and games include FIFA Soccer, John Madden Football’, Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® Golf, NHL® Hockey, Knockout Kings’, NBA LIVE Basketball, Triple Play Baseball’ and NASCAR®.

    About Electronic Arts Electronic Arts (Nasdaq: ERTS), headquartered in Redwood City, California, is the world's leading interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, Electronic Arts posted revenues of more than $1.3 billion for fiscal 2001. The company develops, publishes and distributes software worldwide for the Internet, personal computers and video game systems. Electronic Arts markets its products under four brand names: EA SPORTS, EA GAMES, EA SPORTS BIG’ and EA.COM. More information about EA's products and full text of press releases can be found on the Internet at http://www.info.ea.com.

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    Contributed by skl (1140) on Mar 02, 2004.

Press Release - GameCube:

    EA SPORTS Ships Madden NFL 2002 for Nintendo GameCube

    World’s Best-selling NFL Video Game Franchise Offers Gamers a True On-Field Experience

    REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – November 8, 2001 – Madden NFL’ 2002 for the Nintendo GameCube’ video game system ships today, the first Nintendo GameCube title to ship from Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS) and the first sports title available for the new platform. In the 12th year of the legendary Madden franchise, Madden NFL 2002 is now available on seven gaming systems and will launch for the Game Boy® Advance on November 19.

    On Nintendo GameCube, the colors of the uniforms, fields, players and crowds are more vibrant in Madden NFL 2002 and there is a higher level of detail for the individual crowd members and field textures than has been seen before. Gamers will also enjoy the depth of field in this version. Coach animations feature new face and body technology, as each coach was personally laser-scanned and photographed to ensure that they are portrayed on the sideline as realistically as possible. Madden NFL is still the only game where actual coaches can roam the sideline. Adding to the overall gaming experience, Madden NFL 2002 brings the gamer closer to the action this year with all new camera angles, going inside the huddle with a helmet cam featuring extremely deep emotion.

    “This has been a big year in terms of developing this key franchise for so many different systems that offer improved memory and graphical capabilities,” said executive producer Steven Chiang. “The GameCube really shows off the intense and realistic gameplay experience we offer to gamers, with incredible colors and details to the players. It will be hard to tell the video game apart from an actual NFL game on network TV."

    Madden NFL 2002 for Nintendo GameCube’ features the Two-Minute Drill, where points can be earned in a quick-hitting fast-paced game within the game; Create-a Team, including customized logos, uniforms, helmets and stadiums; and Training Mode, where the X’s and O’s of football can be learned from John Madden while perfecting in-game skills.

    Gamers can also play and draft as the newest NFL franchise, the Houston Texans, and can even take them to the Super Bowl in Franchise Mode. Madden Cards complement the game with new players, designs and cheerleaders. These cards, earned by performing certain tasks, can unlock legendary teams, players, stadiums, and can also boost player ratings. Madden NFL 2002 lets gamers choose to play from hundreds of the greatest NFL players from the past with the inclusion of the All-Madden teams dating back to 1984, All-Madden Super Bowl and All-Madden Millennium teams.

    Madden NFL 2002 for the Game Boy Advance provides great Madden-style game play from the same engine of past 16-bit versions. With updated teams, rosters and full season play from the real NFL schedule, gamers have a portable version of their favorite franchise.

    Madden NFL 2002 is developed by Electronic Arts – Tiburon, one of the leading sports game studios in the country is rated “E” (Everyone) by the ESRB and is available on Nintendo GameCube, the Xbox’ video game system from Microsoft, the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, the PlayStation console, N64®, Game Boy® Color and PC. Consumers may purchase the game directly at the EA Store (http://eastore.ea.com) or by calling EA Direct Sales at 1-877/324-2637, for a suggested retail price of $49.95 on Nintendo GameCube.

    EA SPORTS (www.easports.com) is the leading interactive sports software brand in the world. Its top-selling franchises and games include FIFA Soccer, John Madden Football’, Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® Golf, NHL® hockey, Knockout Kings’, NBA LIVE basketball, Triple Play Baseball’ and NASCAR®.

    About Electronic Arts Electronic Arts, headquartered in Redwood City, California, is the world's leading interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, Electronic Arts posted revenues of more than $1.3 billion for fiscal 2001. The company develops, publishes and distributes software worldwide for the Internet, personal computers and video game systems. Electronic Arts ("EA") markets its products under four brand names: EA SPORTS, EA GAMES, EA SPORTS BIG’ and EA.COM. More information about EA's products and full text of press releases can be found on the Internet at http://www.info.ea.com.

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    Contributed by skl (1140) on Mar 02, 2004.

Back of Box - PlayStation 2:

    #1 FOR A REASON



    FEATURES

  • KICK OFF THE SEASON WITH THE NEWEST NFL FRANCHISE
    take the field with all 32 NFL teams including the expansion Houston Texans.


  • FOOTBALL IN YOUR FACE
    New player faces and on-field animations bring you closer to the drama and inside the huddle.


  • A GAME WITHIN A GAME
    Run the Two Minute Drill and earn points in this quick-hitting, fast-paced new game mode.


  • IT'S YOUR GAME. IT'S YOUR LEAGUE
    Create a custom league and start your own rivalries.


  • BANG-BOOM-POW!
    Perfect the X's and O's with the help of John Madden in the new Training mode.


    NEW PLAYER INTRODUCTIONS

    AUTHENTIC REPLAY'S AND TV CAMERA ANGLES

    ENHANCED DEFENSE PASS COVERAGE

    NFL COACHES CLUB

    Contributed by Corn Popper (69741) on Nov 04, 2002.