It isn’t too early to start thinking about Madden 17. The game may still be months away but the team at EA Sports is already hard at work. Below, we have compiled every possible piece of information regarding the upcoming Madden NFL 17 game.
Madden 17 First Trailer
Madden 17 Pre Order Options
If you pre order Madden NFL 17 and are an Amazon Prime member, you will receive 20% off the prices below.
Madden NFL 17 Standard Edition ($59.99)
Pre-order your copy today and receive a 1 month EA Access Trial as well as bonus content including nine Madden NFL Ranked tickets and up to seven Madden NFL Ultimate Team Pro Packs.
Madden NFL 17 Deluxe Edition ($79.99)
Pre-order the Madden NFL 17 Deluxe Edition today and receive a one month EA Access trial as well as additional value including 30 Madden NFL Ranked tickets and up to 10 Madden NFL Ultimate Team All Pro Packs.
Madden 17 Release Date
EA Sports has confirmed that Madden 17 will be released on Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016. EA Access subscribers will get to play early as usual.
Madden 17 Cover Athlete
The Madden 17 cover athlete was announced on Thursday, May 12, on ESPN on the 3 PM PST/6 PM EST edition of SportCenter. Rob Gronkowski will be on the cover.
Madden 17 Features
Madden 17 Offense Improvements
We’ve added a tiered system to the types of special moves different players are able to pull off – depending on their attributes, ratings and speed. So now, expect your bigger bruising backs to be more effective with truck moves and stiff arms, while smaller, shiftier backs have more effective jukes and spins. Now don’t worry if you’re not a magician yet on the sticks.
New Ball Carrier UI Prompts help teach moves available to you, while the new Path Assist helps you navigate and anticipate down field. Additionally on lower skill levels, you can put the work on us and we will pick the appropriate moves for you, unlocking the fun for all of our players.
Madden 17 Defense Improvements
While the new tools on offense make you a better, more creative ball carrier, the New Defensive AI System is built on up to date NFL Strategies – such as Gap Play, Force Defenders and improved Zone Coverages. It’s time to force your opponents to stop being so one dimensional.
New Gap Play AI brings a new level of NFL authenticity and strategy to your defensive teammates. Each of your teammates has a gap assignment on run defense that puts them in position to better defend the run. Force defenders protect the outside of the field, pushing the ball carrier back inside allowing cut back defenders to make the big play. Finally Zone Coverage has been completely overhauled, with the addition of 8 new zone concepts never before seen in Madden.
Defenders have more awareness of threats to each zone and can pattern match receivers, creating defensive counters to stop virtually every passing concept. It’s our most realistic AI to date and it’s across the entire field.
Madden 17 Special Teams Improvements
Special Teams, the 3rd phase of football, is where big games are often won and lost. For the first time years we’re bringing the excitement back to special teams. A New Kick Meter is designed to increase the challenge of the kicking game like we see in today’s NFL.
Additionally, the ability to ice the kicker allows you to turn up the pressure on those late game winning field goal attempts. New trick plays and a new block kick mechanic add new elements to the risk and reward of Special Teams.
New Madden 17 Ground Game
Experience the most balanced gameplay to date on offense making you a better, more creative ball carrier, while new defensive AI puts your teammates into position to stop the run or passing game.
Madden 17 Franchise Mode
Take your team all the way in the deepest Franchise mode to-date, putting you at the center of your team’s Championship run.
If it happens in the NFL, it happens in Madden. Experience fresh content daily for your football fix.
Special Teams Improvements
Special teams finally being addressed with Madden 17. New more difficult kick meter, icing the kicker, trick plays, and block kick mechanic
Madden 17 Resources
- Madden 17 Ball Carrier Special Moves
- Madden NFL 17 Defense Changes
- 5 Best Madden 17 Teams
- 3 Madden 17 Sleeper Teams You Will Want To Use
- Madden 17 Offense Tips (Coming August 2016)
- Madden 17 Defense Tips (Coming August 2016)
- Madden 17 Strategy Guides and eBooks (Coming August 2016)
Madden NFL 17 Screenshots
The first Madden 17 screenshots can be seen below.
Madden 17 will be available on the XBOX One, PlayStation 4, XBOX 360, and PlayStation 3.
Madden 17 Wishlist
Join hundreds of other Madden fans by leaving your comments below on what you’d like to see in Madden 17. Whether it is the return of an old game mode, cleaning up a specific problem you have with gameplay, or improvements to an existing feature, let the community know what you want to see.