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Richard Sherman Wins Madden NFL 15 Cover Vote
|By Business Wire
|June 6, 2014 07:42 PM EDT
The Legion of Boom has earned another accolade, as Seattle Seahawks
defensive back Richard Sherman has won the Madden NFL 15 Cover
Vote. Sherman faced off against Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton
in the finals and was revealed as the winner of the fan-voted cover in a
special segment on SportsCenter. The announcement was made
on the heels of the release of the first official Madden NFL 15 gameplay
video, which features reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year Luke
Sherman proved to be just as dominant off the field as he is on it,
shutting down his opposition throughout the tournament. After
dispatching Chicago Bears wideout Alshon Jeffery in the opening round,
he also thwarted New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham and division
rival Colin Kaepernick en route to the title. The fans have been
especially active in this year’s Cover Vote competition, casting
approximately 10 million votes over the course of the contest, and
averaging nearly 650,000 votes per matchup.
“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.
Madden NFL 15 is developed in Orlando, Florida by EA Tiburon and
will be available on August 26 in North America and on August 29 in the
EU for Xbox One, the all-in-one entertainment system from Microsoft and
the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system. A version of Madden
NFL 15 will also release on Xbox 360® video game and entertainment
system and the PlayStation®3 entertainment system. To learn more about Madden
NFL 15, visit http://www.easports.com/madden-nfl.
All player participation has been facilitated by NFL Players Inc., the
licensing and marketing subsidiary of the NFL Players Association
EA SPORTS is one of the leading sports entertainment brands in the
world, with top-selling videogame franchises, award-winning interactive
technology, fan programs and cross-platform digital experiences. EA
SPORTS creates connected experiences that ignite the emotion of sports
through industry-leading sports videogames, including Madden NFL
football, EA SPORTS™ FIFA, NHL® hockey, NBA LIVE basketball,
PGA TOUR® golf, SSX™ and EA SPORTS UFC®.
For more information about EA SPORTS, including news, video, blogs,
forums and game apps, please visit www.easports.com
to connect, share and compete.
About Electronic Arts
Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: EA) is a global leader in digital interactive
entertainment. The Company delivers games, content and online services
for Internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones and
tablets. EA has more than 300 million registered players around the
In fiscal year 2014, EA posted GAAP net revenue of $3.6 billion.
Headquartered in Redwood City, California, EA is recognized for a
portfolio of critically acclaimed, high-quality blockbuster brands such
as The Sims™, Madden NFL, EA SPORTS™ FIFA, Battlefield™, Dragon Age™ and
Plants vs. Zombies™. More information about EA is available at www.ea.com/news.
EA SPORTS, The Sims, Dragon Age, Plants vs. Zombies and Battlefield are
trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. and its subsidiaries. John Madden,
NFL, FIFA, NHL, NBA, UFC and PGA TOUR are the property of their
respective owners and used with permission. Xbox is a trademark of the
Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
“PlayStation” is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment
Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
About NFL PLAYERS INC.
NFL Players Inc. (NFLPI) is the licensing and marketing subsidiary of
the NFL Players Association. NFLPI has been a trusted resource since
1994, delivering access to the influence, power and personal stories of
NFL players. NFLPI is a "one-stop shop" for businesses seeking licensing
rights, access to players through hospitality and events, marketing
strategy and player procurement. For more information, please visit nflplayers.com.
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