EA has revealed the athlete on the cover of Madden 23 and is none other than the man himself - coach John Madden! To commemorate Madden’s death in December last year, EA called June 1 “Madden Day” and also included what they call “the first interactive experience.”
Here’s what fans of EA’s Madden NFL game can expect from John Madden:
Cover: Coach Madden returns to the cover of Madden NFL 23 for the first time in more than 20 years. The coach is celebrated in three unique covers that highlight him as a broadcaster, NFL coach and, in the art created by Philly artist Chuck Styles, as a game icon in the digital version of Madden NFL 23 All Madden Edition.
Madden NFL 23’s first interactive experience: Two versions of Coach Madden lead opposing teams of “All Madden” athletes facing off at Oakland Coliseum in the 1970’s. his legendary days as a broadcaster.
Madden Day: June 1 is #MaddenDay, the original release date of John Madden Football in 1988. To celebrate the date, in addition to the indoor launch of Madden NFL 23, EA will officially dedicate a renovated field to EA’s Redwood Shores headquarters “John Madden Field ”in a ceremony with EA CEO, Madden family members, EA employees and more.
It is the first time in more than two decades that the legendary coach and broadcaster has put on the cover of the game. The first Madden game was released on June 1, 1988 and was titled “John Madden Football”.
You can read more about Madden Day and the EA tribute to the football legend right here.