'Madden NFL 25' Demo Officially Released by EA Sports

Mike Chiari@mikechiariFeatured ColumnistAugust 13, 2013

Photo courtesy of EA Sports
Photo courtesy of EA Sports

With Madden NFL 25 set to be released for XBox 360 and PlayStation 3 on Aug. 27, football fans and gamers alike can barely contain themselves. Luckily, EA Sports has given them a little taste of what they'll be feasting on in two weeks in the form of the official Madden NFL 25 demo.

According to EASports.com, the demo can now be downloaded on the XBox Live Marketplace as well as the PlayStation Store. While demos of sports games generally only allow gamers to play a partial game between the two teams that met in the championship game during the previous season, Madden 25 is offering up much more than that.

While a demo game between the defending Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens and Super Bowl runner-up San Francisco 49ers is among the features included, there is plenty more to look forward to. EASports.com is also reporting that gamers can play a demo matchup between the Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks.

In addition, eager players can test out the Skills Trainer, which will prepare gamers for some of the new features they will encounter. The four drills that will be available on the demo release are Precision Modified Running, Total Control Passing, The Option and Ball Hawk.   

To find out more about what to expect from the demo, check out B/R's official review:

Experimenting with these drills will ensure that Madden fans will already be familiar with some of the changes when the game is officially released on Aug. 27.

The Option drill is particularly intriguing since so many teams are implementing that wrinkle into their offense. Niners quarterback Colin Kaepernick and Seahawks signal-caller Russell Wilson arguably do it better than anyone in the league, so it is only fitting that they are featured in the demo and in this tweet courtesy of EA Sports Madden NFL:

To top off the jam-packed demo, those who download it will be able to watch two never-before-seen videos as well. The first features New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft discussing Owner Mode and Connected Franchise, while the second hypes new Madden 25 features such as Madden Share, Madden Ultimate Team and Head-to-Head Seasons.

Madden nuts will be sure to check out this comprehensive demo to hold them over until Aug. 27.


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