After a fan vote tournament, Seahawk’s defender Richard Sherman defeated Cam Newton in the finals to be on the cover of Madden NFL 15, hitting stores on August 26th. EA Sports announced that over the entirety of the tournament, over 10 million votes were cast.
“Richard Sherman is a fantastic cover athlete selection by the fans,” said Anthony Stevenson, Vice President of Global Marketing for EA SPORTS. “Defense is a big focus for Madden NFL 15, and Sherman is one of the brightest defensive stars in the NFL. He shares the same energy and passion for the game as our ‘legion’ of Madden fans.”
Madden NFL 15 allows players to transform into their rival’s worst nightmare with a new breed of defense, built to challenge the best offenses in the NFL. A new arsenal of pass rush moves, an intuitive tackling system, improved coverage logic, and immersive new camera angles make defense more exciting and fun than ever. Fans can call plays with confidence thanks to an all-new crowd-sourced recommendation engine built from millions of online games played by the Madden NFL community. Add in all-new broadcast-inspired presentation and it’s not just football, it’s Madden Season.
Smith’s Sentiment: Good. I didn’t vote because I don’t really care about such things, but I’m glad Cam Newton didn’t win. That may be because I’m an Alabama fan. Regardless, I’m really looking forward to seeing if these defensive improvements are anywhere near as good as they’ve been hyping. I like defense; I’d rather see a low scoring dominating defensive performance than a high scoring offensive shootout, so the prospect of improved defense is exciting for me as a fan of the series. Deliver the defensive goods EA. On a side note, man I wish there was a NCAA game coming out this year. Stupid people and their needless lawsuits.