This week EA finally unveiled Madden NFL 18 which also reveals this year’s MVP / GOAT Tom Brady as the cover player.

Brady this year was honored with his four Super Bowl MVP award winning his fifth Super Bowl—a first for any NFL Quarterback player—so with that it was a no-brainer that he was going to star on the cover of this year’s Madden game. Now, the lore in the NFL community is that when a player is featured as a cover star for the annual game, it appears the moment the continuing season commences the star player is either injured or some other wild circumstance occurs—goes the now saying Madden curse. Brady was even asked in a recent press interview stating the following:

“The Madden NFL 18 cover is a great honor for me, especially since I have been playing the game since growing up next to EA headquarters in the Bay Area. I’m not one to believe in curses, so I’m ready to take the challenge head on like always! It doesn’t stand a chance!”

Moving forward, EA also released a brand new trailer, featuring a short glimpse at some cinematic gameplay, and what looks like an official Story Mode—a first in the series. We’ve also now know of the game’s upcoming special editions. Check them out below

STANDARD EDITION

  • FULL GAME
  • 1 ELITE PLAYER FROM YOUR FAVORITE NFL TEAM
  • 5 MADDEN ULTIMATE TEAM SQUAD PACKS
  • 7 MADDEN ULTIMATE TEAM SQUAD PACKS
  • 1 ELITE G.O.A.T. PLAYER
  • 2500 CONTRACTS
  • 1 MUT UNIFORM PACK
  • 3-DAY EARLY ACCESS

G.O.A.T. EDITION

  • FULL GAME
  • 1 ELITE PLAYER FROM YOUR FAVORITE NFL TEAM
  • 5 MADDEN ULTIMATE TEAM SQUAD PACKS
  • 7 MADDEN ULTIMATE TEAM SQUAD PACKS
  • 1 ELITE G.O.A.T. PLAYER
  • 2500 CONTRACTS
  • 1 MUT UNIFORM PACK
  • 3-DAY EARLY ACCESS

EA have also announced that upcoming details for the upcoming game and modes will be revealed and playable at next month’s EA Play during E3 week. Madden NFL 2018 launches August 25th for PS4, and Xbox One.

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