New features and first look trailer for Madden NFL 16

The latest iteration of EA Sports’ Madden Football series will have a greater focus on the passing game this time around, and EA’s recent screenshot release shows a bit of what to expect from Madden 16.

While the game largely looks the same, Madden always adds some very minor details to improve the aesthetics and fine tunings to the gameplay to make a game that feels even better. Madden 16 puts the spotlight on receivers with new animations off-the-line between the defenders and the wideouts.

EA promises greater “WOW moments” with a new risk/reward catch and pass-defend system for more exciting explosive plays. The system is benefited by a improved QB mechanics including body-relative throws and greater touch control on the ball.

Quarterbacks are capable of pinpointing throws relative to the receiver's body.

Quarterbacks are capable of pinpointing throws relative to the receiver’s body.

Madden 16 is due to release on Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, and PS3 August 25 for $59.99.

An additional “Deluxe Edition” will also be available for $69.99 giving fans 36 Pro Packs and a Playmaker Pack in the Ultimate Team mode. Also tying in as a promotion for the popular Ultimate Team mode, gamers preorder the game now can get $15 worth of content with 10 Pro Packs and a Playmaker Pack.

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