Nintendo News | Exclusive Revolution Version of Madden

By Adam Riley 27.04.2006 19

Over on GameSpot it is being reported that for the first time in many years, a home console version of extremely popular American Football game Madden is being shipped out to a development team other than Tiburon. Instead this exclusive Revolution version of the game is being worked on by EA's Burnaby, British Columbia studio. This is thought to be because the game is set to take complete advantage of the Revolution's specific capabilities, with in-depth details likely to air at E3 in a couple of weeks.

The gameplay is due to make great use of the controller's motion-sensing functionality. Gamers will be able to mimic real-life American Football movements, moving the ball and players around, and throwing inch-perfect passes by copying the movement on the freehand controller. The faster you move it, the harder the throw! To kick the ball, gamers must sweep the controller upwards in a similar fashion to a foot kicking upwards. You must be accurate, as the movement again will be transferred perfectly onto the screen, with the Footballer's leg moving in exactly the way.

Finally, it was mentioned how twisting the controller to the left or right makes the on-screen player dodge around on-coming people, and stabbing forwards helps to stiff-arm the opposition. With even EA showing such innovation for a popular series such as Madden, the chances of Revolution success just increased dramatically!

Keep it locked to C3 for further updates...

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Guest 27.04.2006#1

This can't be right. EA not using the shell?
I don't believe you!

LIAR!

Smilie

EA can be innovative too in shock story. Smilie

Madden pfftthh, we want Tiger Woods Revolution!

Woah....! It seems to me that even EA is starting to take the Revolution seriously. And if they can do it, who can't?

Good for the US people, but i want golf, rugby(!) and tennis with the revmote^^

If anyone can demonstrate how to not successfully take advantage of Rev's controller, it's EA.

It does seem abit wierd,swiftly moving up your arm to kick.I personally think that they have added to many uses for the sensor. In a good game the producers have to make the controller so that you can be fluent with hitting the bottons and that it doesnt become awkward. By the sounds of that its just abit odd.

But it is nice to see some football games on the Revo even if its American football. Smilie Hopefully it attracts the Attention so that there are a few more non mario sporting games.

"Study this revelation, you nest of adders!"

Introducing a game specific add-on;

The Leg Attachment!

A plastic holster with backpack type straps to tighten the Remote controller onto the shins of a player. This is used to simulate kicking and another can be held to simulate arm movements.

Use 4 Remotes to create full realistic movement capture!

Well, a guy can dream, but the probability of a developer making a game that REQUIRES 4 remotes for a one player game (though LANing Revs makes 2-4 players possible...) is little to none.

Though can you imagine... "Street Fighter Revolution" using that setup. A GUY CAN DREAM DAMN IT!

I thought that. With todays technology it would be possible but i dont think its gna happen. We can dream though.

"Study this revelation, you nest of adders!"

Well its nice to see that EA's comments about using the features haven't been missed. Tigers woods and maybe even some sort of tennis game (Sharapova tennis ne one?) Smilie

WOW hold on a second, is it raining cats outside, i think im seeing pigs flying aswell!!!
Does this mean the end of mankind!!!

I'l beleive it when i see it!!!!

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Robbo said:
Well its nice to see that EAs comments about using the features havent been missed. Tigers woods and maybe even some sort of tennis game (Sharapova tennis ne one?) Smilie

Perhaps there'll be DS connectivity using the mic allowing you to add your own grunts?

1"We're mentalist psychic Scots , which means we can read your mind. If you're lying, your head explodes and we laugh."

But according to an EA spokesman, the Rev doesnt make as much sense to him as the DS, whereas the 360 has one up on Rev because of the HD support, according to him we can see everything.
Steve Wonder may be impressed with that, but how can he make such a comment in the face of adversity, when his own crew are developing games of such potential callibre?

Ign have a great interview with the guy in charge of The Wii version

IGN Wii: Does you use the trigger buttons on the nunchuck unit?

John Schappert: You know, the buttons are all still being mapped out. It does use the trigger buttons right now. I don't know how much we'll have locked in for you at E3 because we are still working on the final button layout, but it does use the trigger buttons, and it does use the accelerometer in the nunchuck unit as well for juking.

Wii Madden Interview

XBL Gamertag: James2t3

Brilliant news, I really enjoy Madden games so I can't wait to see how this turns out. Excellent to see an innovative game being made from an established third-party multi-platform title.

Trying to think of a witty signature after 'Hacker-gate'...

Yeah it actually sounds really promising, there building up everything from scratch and the guy does not seem to like porting one bit with Wii games.

XBL Gamertag: James2t3


Gamers will be able to mimic real-life American Football movements, moving the ball and players around, and throwing inch-perfect passes by copying the movement on the freehand controller. The faster you move it, the harder the throw!

Sounds a bit smash brothers.. but also a bit gimmicky..

Possibly, if the gestures are big and not responsive, but if there tight and are just small flicks then it could be hell of a lot more intuative than using buttons.

XBL Gamertag: James2t3

Possibly, if the gestures are big and not responsive, but if there tight and are just small flicks then it could be hell of a lot more intuative than using buttons.

True. We will see. Smilie

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