New Madden Playbook video - It's all about the audio

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There's a new Madden Playbook video out today.  It's all about the new commentary from a virtual Jim Nantz and a Phil Simms blow up doll.  There's also a video of audio B-roll starring Phil and Jim, and then you have a video detailing the process of creating the music and other sounds for Madden NFL 13

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May 14, 2012EA SPORTS has announced the third feature playbook for Madden NFL 13, “Audio”, is now available on the Madden NFL 13 Playbook page. The Audio playbook details the various new features and enhancements related to commentary, ambient sound effects and the soundtrack itself, all of which make Madden NFL 13 feel even more like an actual NFL broadcast. The chemistry and familiarity of new commentators, CBS Sports’ own Jim Nantz and Phil Simms, allows them to naturally tell the story of every game, closely replicating what fans would expect to see on Sunday. The unique partnership between NFL Films and the Madden NFL franchise allows users to experience genuine QB cadences, authentic sound effects and actual on-field player chatter. In addition, a brand-new, fully-scored orchestral theme conveys the emotion and excitement of football, providing fans and gamers alike the closest experience possible to attending an NFL game without actually buying a ticket.

New Commentary from Jim Nantz and Phil Simms
Madden NFL 13 introduces the new commentary team of Jim Nantz and Phil Simms, the award-winning broadcast duo who have worked together since 2004 as the top team of the NFL on CBS. In order to create the most authentic broadcast experience possible, Nantz and Simms recorded many of their sessions together, working off one another and improvising lines just like they would at an actual NFL game. The pair spent over 82 hours in the recording studio, resulting in over 9,000 unique lines of dialog included in Madden NFL 13.

Genuine Sound from NFL Films
Madden NFL 13 and NFL Films have come together to create the most dynamic audio yet for the franchise. This partnership has led to numerous audio enhancements in Madden NFL 13, including a new, raucous 24 track stadium crowd, on-field player chatter and authentic cadences from top NFL quarterbacks like Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, Cam Newton and Ben Roethlisberger, which further blurs the line between playing a video game and watching an NFL broadcast.

The All-New Madden NFL Theme
The Madden NFL 13 team worked closely with composer Colin O’Malley to create an iconic, memorable theme for the game. This new score conveys the excitement and emotion of the NFL, while adding a distinct flavor that makes it unique to the Madden NFL franchise. It’s yet another way EA SPORTS is bringing the broadcast experience to gaming consoles.

Madden NFL 13 is developed in Orlando, Florida by EA Tiburon and will be available for the Xbox 360® video game system from Microsoft, Kinect, PlayStation®3, Wii™, and PS Vita (PlayStation®Vita) handheld entertainment system.  For more information about Madden NFL 13 please visit

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