Old School wins!
EA SPORTS has announced the cover athlete for their American Football game, “Madden NFL 25“. In a battle between ‘Old School’ and ‘New School’, the fans want a classic hero to be featured as the cover athlete it seems. Legend ‘Barry Sanders’ will grace the cover of EA Sports’ “Madden NFL 25″.
Sanders defeated Adrian Peterson, Vikings running back. Voting for the cover of the game began in March. More than 40 million votes were cast. The legendary player earned 58 percent in the voting which was voted on by fans throughout.
Previously, the 44 year old retired player was featured on the cover of NCAA Football 13 along with Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III. He was also featured in the background image of the Madden 2000 cover.
This is not the first time that a Detroit Lions player will be featured on the cover. Calvin Johnson, Detroit Lions wide receiver, won the fan voting to be on the cover of “Madden NFL 13″ last year. Barry Sanders was inducted into the Hall of Fame in the year 2004.
Sanders’ march to the cover in voting included wins over retired Ray Lewis, Joe Montana, and Jerry Rice. ESPN’s sportsnation took twitter to honor the announcement. It tweeted, “Here it it, your @EAMaddedNFL Cover Winner: @BarrySanders!” along with the cover image.
This year will be the 25th anniversary of the blockbuster sports game. The latest installment of EA Sports’ Madden NFL video game franchise will be launched on August 27, 2013. The game will be available for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
You can pre-order the game on amazon for $59.96.