>All new collections with brand new reward cards! In Madden Ultimate Team 12, we wanted to make sure we had more players in the team collections since we now have expanded 70+ man rosters in Madden NFL 12!!
The reward cards are brand new for Madden Ultimate Team this year and these cards are NOT found in packs (only as rewards for finishing the collections).
>In Madden NFL 11, we had 100+ collections. Expect more of the same in Madden NFL 12
>Brand new UI and interface in Madden Ultimate Team 12, Our art team did an outstanding job reworking the entire Madden Ultimate Team UI this year. We now have it streamlined it to be similar to our online and franchise menu systems.
>Consistency/Confidence Confidence and Consistency are two traits that work together to produce a single result. Consistency defines how MUCH players are affected, while confidence describes the DIRECTION (positive or negative) of the change in comparison to his base ratings.
We will ship Madden NFL 12 with every player having a confidence level of 3 out of 5 stars. This means the consistent players will play right at their expected level, while inconsistent guys will have random variance. An inconsistent player will have a noticeably different skill level from game to game, even when he is at an average confidence, and the variance will only increase as his confidence reaches the extremes.
Trades – here are some quick facts about trades in Madden Ultimate Team 12:
>Any card type can be traded. Players, coaches, stadiums, playbooks, legendary cards, etc. 1-for-1 Trades – multiple card trades is something we are looking at for the future in Madden Ultimate Team, but in Madden NFL 12, we have 1-for-1 trades. >Post to Trade Block fee – there will be a fee associated with posting trades (only in the event that the trade is successfully completed). You can trade with friends or make deals with complete strangers!
>Just like the Auction Block, you have the ability to search through trade offers from others or send a card to your own Trade Block. You have the ability to set the overall rating range of the player you want in return for the trade. This ensures that you will not get spammed with junk trade offers.
>The first step if you are looking to trade away one of your players is to add the card to the Trade Block. You simply do this like you would if you were sending the card to a Pending Collection or Posting to the Auction Block by clicking on the card in your deck.
>You have similar options that you do with the Auction Block in terms of what types of card you want or what position and player overall rating you are looking for in return. You even have the ability to only look at your friend's decks when searching.
MUT Legends and Legendary Pack:
>Something that we are super excited about this year in Madden Ultimate Team 12 is our MUT Legends and our brand new Legendary Pack!! The Legendary pack will contain a mix of the highest value cards plus a chance at getting a MUT Legend card. And when we are talking about Legends folks, I am talking about thirteen of the best that have ever step foot on a NFL field.
>These MUT Legends will be distributed into Legendary Packs with multiple versions per Legend. We tried to capture the Legends' career moments and seasons that stood out most and created a Legend card to bring it to you guys. Another cool deal with the MUT Legends is we try and capture what the player's wore in terms of player equipment as best we could for each card too. For example, the rookie Jerry Rice did not wear gloves and wore a different facemask than the older Jerry Rice in Oakland.
Walter Payton – Rookie Season, Super Bowl XX
Barry Sanders – Rookie Season, 2000 Yard Season
Jerry Rice – 1985 Rookie Season, Jerry in Oakland
Gale Sayers – 1965 Rookie Season, 1966 Pro Bowl
Marcus Allen – 1985 NFL MVP, 1993 Comeback Player
Dan Marino – 1984 NFL MVP, 1986 Pro Bowl, 1994 Comeback Player
Lawrence Taylor – 1986 NFL MVP, Final Season
Deion Sanders – Deion in Dallas, his rookie season in Atlanta, Super Bowl XXIX with SF, Deion in Baltimore
Rod Woodson – 1987 Rookie Season
Marshall Faulk – with the Colts, Rams
Eric Dickerson – with the Rams, Colts
Eddie George – 1996 Rookie Season
Shaun Alexander – 2000 Rookie Season, 2005 NFL MVP
Hall of Fame Edition and Madden Ultimate Team:
>The Madden NFL 12: Hall of Fame Edition offers Ultimate Team fans something unique! We are offering a special one-of-a-kind pack available only to Hall of Fame Edition purchases that features former Madden NFL cover athletes and Hall of Famers. When you open this pack, it will include 13 former cover stars and Hall of Famers in the one pack! The list of players available in the Hall of Fame Edition include: Barry Sanders – Madden NFL 2000 co-cover athlete (with John Madden); Pro Football Hall of Fame, Class of 2004
Eddie George – Madden NFL 2001
Marshall Faulk – Madden NFL 2003; Pro Football Hall of Fame, Class of 2011
Michael Vick – Madden NFL 2004
Ray Lewis – Madden NFL 2005
Donovan McNabb – Madden NFL 06
Shaun Alexander – Madden NFL 07
Vince Young – Madden NFL 08
Troy Polamalu – Madden NFL 10 co-cover athlete
Larry Fitzgerald – Madden NFL 10 co-cover athlete
Drew Brees – Madden NFL 11 cover athlete
Rod Woodson – Pro Football Hall of Fame, Class of 2009
Jerry Rice – Pro Football Hall of Fame, Class of 2006
Whats new with Madden 12
>In the most requested Team Play feature of them all, we did away with the behind the back camera on defense so that you have your classic Madden NFL camera on both sides of the ball.
>In Madden NFL 12, you’ll be able to play Ranked Team Play from within your Community for the very first time.
>Madden NFL 12 Online Communities At its core, Communities is similar to clans in a first person shooter. Madden NFL 12 will allow you and up to 2000 other like-minded gamers to create or join a Community where you can play head-to-head games against each other. All games will be ranked on your Community Leaderboard, individual stats will all be tracked and ranked, and recent game results will be displayed for your entire Community to see. What makes Communities different is that the creator of the Community will be able to create Community “house rules”. Every single game option and slider in Madden NFL 12 will be editable and will apply to all head-to-head games within your Community. If you want to create a sim-football Community that plays 15 minute quarters on All-Madden with no accelerated clock, go for it. If you work long hours like myself and just want to play quick games with your brother across the country you can set your house rules to three minute quarters, turn the game speed all the way up, and turn up CPU AI blocking. Our goal was simple: give the gamers the power to create the experience they really want.
">Post to Trade Block fee – there will be a fee associated with posting trades (only in the event that the trade is successfully completed). You can trade with friends or make deals with complete strangers! "
Tom Lischke has decided to remove all fees...
"When we announced the Trade feature, we heard a fair amount of concern from fans about coin fees being taken as trades are posted. After talking about it, we decided that those fans were absolutely right, so we pulled the fees. Now you can post whichever item you’d like with no attached fees. We think this is going be a great tool for fans to build teams and complete collections."