New Online features log into Madden's online area and see a customizable live ticker, which can communicate real-life sports scores to you, as well as updates on what your online friends are up to. You can set up tournaments either in the game itself or on your PC through a web-based interface. Tournament alerts and messages from other players can be sent your way via an upgraded EA messenger function, which can be set to forward text messages to you via e-mail or to your cell phone via SMS when you're not online.
New Hit Stick Change the momentum of a game by using the right analog stick to make a huge hit, force a turnover, and send the crowd into a frenzy. Time it just right or you?ll get burned for a big play.
New Defensive Playmaker Control You are now in complete control on defense. Modify pre-snap assignments, including double teams and player-specific match ups, for any defensive player on the field.
New Storyline Central Get inside the NFL like you never have. Now your games are impacted by the stories that surround your team. Satisfy your star WR?s demands or watch your team chemistry suffer. Get the scoop from local and national newspapers, email from assistant coaches, and Tony Bruno?s weekly radio talk show.
Enhanced Franchise Mode Players now react to everything that happens in the franchise reward a hard-working player by naming him team captain or trade away unhappy players. The new game-by-game progression system rewards players for their performance during the season.
New Fan Presentation Your team?s crowd is now customizable with new Create-a-Fan. Be on the lookout for team-specific super fans via all-new 3D fan scenes.
New EA SPORTS Online Compete in a mini-game of Rushing Attack. Improved EA SPORTS Fair Play keeps the playing field level.
Soundtrack - featuring an all-star line-up of emerging rock and hip-hop artists:
Wylde Bunch - Last Day of School
New Found Glory - This Disaster
Earshot - Wait
Hoobastank - Same Direction
Ozomatli - Saturday Night
Jazze Pha - Da Heavy Hittas
Strata - Piece By Piece
Yung Wun - Yung Wun Anthem
Z-Trip feat. Soup of J5 - Listen to the DJ
The D.O.C. vs. Earshot - The Madden Re-Match
Will.I.Am - Go!
Hazen Street - Fool the World
Midtown - Give It Up
Alter Bridge - Open Your Eyes
Green Day - American Idiot
JR Ewing - Time to Get Dirty
The Hives - Two-Timing Touch and Broken Bones
Mooney Suzuki - Alive and Amplified
Chevelle - The Clincher
Faith No More - From out of Nowhere (Throwback Track Powered by Rhino)
Franz Ferdinand - Take Me Out