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Indianapolis Colts Head Coach Tony Dungy Will
Grace the Cover of NFL Licensed Strategy Game

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Put on your headset, grab your clipboard and see if you have what it takes to be a head coach in the National Football League. Today, Electronic Arts Inc., (NASDAQ: ERTS - News) announces NFL Head Coach 09, featuring Indianapolis Colts’ head coach Tony Dungy on the game’s cover. Released under the EA SPORTS™ brand, NFL Head Coach 09 is a unique NFL experience that gives gamers the power to make decisions that define their career and ultimately the fate of their franchise as a head coach in the NFL.

“In NFL Head Coach 09, the gamer has complete control of their franchise’s destiny,” says NFL Head Coach 09 Executive Producer Jeremy Strauser. “From draft day to game day, the gamers’ decisions impact their team’s success and make or break a team’s road to the Super Bowl.”

In 2007, Dungy became the first African-American coach to win a Super Bowl when the Indianapolis Colts defeated the Chicago Bears 29-17 in Super Bowl XLI. Since Dungy’s arrival to Indianapolis in 2001, the Colts have earned six playoff berths and have won more than 70 regular-season games. Dungy has an impressive .661 winning percentage as a head coach over the past 12 seasons.

NFL Head Coach 09 provides a complete NFL experience, offering a variety of different ways to control an NFL franchise, on and off the field, in-season and off-season. With strategic game planning features, NFL Head Coach 09 places gamers in the coach’s seat by allowing gamers to comprehensively scout the opponent, build playbooks, and develop a team that will adapt to the philosophy and system of an NFL franchise.

The sideline is your playing field in NFL Head Coach 09 - gamers can make adjustments to plays and game strategies in an instant. The outcome of every game depends on game-time decisions made on the sideline. Success depends on proper preparation and knowledge of the opposing teams’ strategies, as well as expert and timely play calling.

Developed in Orlando, Florida by EA Tiburon, NFL Head Coach 09 will be available for the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360™ video game system from Microsoft.

EA SPORTS™ is the leading interactive sports software brand in the world, with top-selling titles and franchises including Madden NFL Football, FIFA Soccer, NHL hockey, NBA LIVE basketball, NCAAFootball, Tiger Woods PGA TOUR and NASCAR racing.

Game: NFL Head Coach 09Reader Score: 8/10 - Vote Now
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# 1 CM Hooe @ 02/26/08 10:16 AM
No availability for the PC? Somewhat disappointing.

I'll check this out on the 360 then.
 
# 2 Steve_OS @ 02/26/08 10:22 AM
Don't forget to vote on the "Hype Score" fellas.
 
# 3 LBzrule @ 02/26/08 11:06 AM
When they say build playbooks I really wish I could build my own playbook. I want to run something completely unique. But I know it's a pipe dream. This game really needs to really be good.
 
# 4 TDKing @ 02/26/08 11:14 AM
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Originally Posted by Krioniq
No availability for the PC? Somewhat disappointing.

I'll check this out on the 360 then.
No PC = No Buy for me. I'm not gonna play a management/text type game on my big screen HD TV. Doesn't work for me. I wanted this for my PC... oh well.
 
# 5 xfactor9600 @ 02/26/08 11:18 AM
I hope they've made strides with this game. The last game was nearly unplayable for me (I don't tend to throw the term "unplayable" around either). The game was tedious, and borderline tortue in some phases. I'll never forget sitting in front of that screen in the "office" waiting to meet with players. No matter what i did, it seemed to have little point.
 
# 6 BigTigLSU @ 02/26/08 11:19 AM
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Originally Posted by LBzrule
When they say build playbooks I really wish I could build my own playbook. I want to run something completely unique. But I know it's a pipe dream. This game really needs to really be good.
I think this game should apart of madden instead of its own seperate game. Its a business move to make more money but honestly something like this would help Next gen Madden seperate itself from the last gen. Because as of right now Next gen is just catching up features wise and it kind of needs something to push to a new level. I know one thing Madden allow audible defensive looks like APF so you can disguise coverage.
 
# 7 DLaren @ 02/26/08 06:05 PM
EASILY my most anticipated game of the year (move over GTA4)...
 
# 8 Pigskin11 @ 02/28/08 02:53 AM
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Originally Posted by DLaren
EASILY my most anticipated game of the year (move over GTA4)...
Wow! I really hope this is good but I wont get to excited. I really wish they would just put this into madden 09.





 
# 9 Flyermania @ 02/28/08 09:31 AM
Definitely looking forward to this one! Interesting that it won't be available for the PC...I wonder if that will be a trend for some of their other titles as well.
 
# 10 ddtrane @ 02/28/08 11:44 AM
The funny thing is I definitely want to pick up this game. But I'm not feeling the same anticipation for Madden.
 
# 11 JRod @ 02/29/08 05:53 PM
They need to do away with the real-time clock. No good sim game needs that feature.
 

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