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EA solidifies Madden launch date and C.E.

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When you hear the name EA Sports, you're usually expected to think of their flagship title, Madden football. Madden has been running and selling strong for the past 20 years of gaming and it looks as though that isn't ever going to change. With EA Sports getting ready to release their 20th Anniversary installment of Madden NFL 2009, you can expect a little something extra in the form of a Collectors Edition release.

Madden is expected to hit retail shelves on August 12 and not a day later. In a press release sent out today, EA had the following to say:

"The Madden NFL franchise has a rich history, and we're proud to be
celebrating it with this definitive video game package," says Peter
Moore, president of EA SPORTS. "Featuring two deep and innovative new
standalone games, as well as a host of exclusive bonus content, the
Madden NFL 09 20th Anniversary Collector's Edition is the ultimate
interactive offering for both long-time Madden NFL fans and anyone who
enjoys football on Sundays. I can't think of a better way to get your
NFL fix than to enjoy everything that's unique about both Madden NFL 09
and NFL Head Coach 09, and then connecting and sharing content from

With the ability to pay a mere $30 USD extra for the Collectors Edition of the game that includes not only Madden 2009 and special features about the series history, but you'll also be getting their other release title, NFL Head Coach 2009, which is making its return after a short hiatus.

"Both Madden NFL 09 and NFL Head Coach 09 are deep and unique gaming
experiences that will truly immerse sports fans of all ages, skill
levels and playing styles," says Chris Erb, EA SPORTS director of
marketing. "With the Madden NFL 09 20th Anniversary Collector's
Edition, we're bringing two great NFL games together to create the
definitive football offering."

As we're sure some of you are more than anxious to get your hands on this next release of the Madden franchise, we plan on keeping you up to date on the title with whatever news is released. We'll be covering not only previews of the game but a review of title upon release. Keep checking back for more updates as the NFL Draft approaches, Madden fans know that's when the news starts to flow.