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September 9, 2009 This season marks the 50th season for the eight original American Football League (AFL) teams, and EA SPORTS is commemorating the celebration with the release of the AFL Legacy Pack game add-on for Madden NFL 10.

Available on September 24th, the comprehensive add-on brings the heritage of the AFL to Madden NFL 10 with all-new 1960s-style presentation elements. Referees don the orange striped AFL uniforms, official AFL markings and logos decorate the field, and more all while featuring a retro football card-like user interface and classic film grain broadcast camera.

The eight original AFL teams will be represented by name and wear their historic uniforms, including the Buffalo Bills, Denver Broncos, Kansas City Chiefs (as the Dallas Texans), New England Patriots (as the Boston Patriots), New York Jets (as the Titans of New York), Oakland Raiders, San Diego Chargers and Tennessee Titans (as the Houston Oilers).

The 15 AFL Legacy Game matchups during the 2009 NFL regular season will include the Legacy Pack presentation in the offline Franchise mode, as well as during the Play Now, and Superstar modes. Historic AFL uniforms can be selected in any mode offline or online!

Relive some of the greatest moments in AFL history with all-new Madden Moments, which include additional Xbox 360 achievements and PS3 trophies.

The AFL Legacy Pack game add-on for Madden NFL 10 will be available on September 24th for 560 Microsoft Points and $6.99 on the PSN Store.

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# 1 Glenn33 @ 09/08/09 03:24 PM
I'm stoked. Can't wait to get my hands on it.
 
# 2 JohnDoe8865 @ 09/08/09 03:26 PM
I only wish it was out sooner than Sept 24th. How bout Sept. 9?
 
# 3 Cusefan @ 09/08/09 03:29 PM
This is exactly the kind of Madden DLC that has been needed
 
# 4 Old's Cool @ 09/08/09 03:34 PM
It's ridiculous how they're making us pay for this.

I probably won't be getting this if they don't fix the simmed stats in franchise mode because I'll probably just return the game to Gamestop if I can't play franchise.
 
# 5 countryboy @ 09/08/09 03:38 PM
I'll be getting this.

Thanks for the info and the link JohnDoe....
 
# 6 goganious @ 09/08/09 03:41 PM
I'd be much more inclined to buy this if I could get my first EA purchase ("elite" status) to work. Instead, every time I try to play an elite online game, it says I must register to use the mode, but when I try to register it says "unable to retrieve content from server". And NO ONE at EA seems to be able to help me.

The second they tell me how to get my "elite" to work, I will buy the new DLC.
 
# 7 SportsTop @ 09/08/09 03:42 PM
For the mouse-click challenged:

Gamer Blog: AFL headed to 'Madden 10'"Madden 10" goes old-school with the downloadable AFL Legacy Pack.



Looking to play as the Chargers with the old-school baby blue throwbacks? How about adding the classic yellow and brown Broncos uniform (complete with vertical stripped socks) to your current Denver jersey combo via Madden's uniform mix and match?

These choices and more will all become available September 24 via downloadable content for "Madden NFL 10," as EA Sports introduces a special AFL Legacy Pack to the game to help commemorate the 50th anniversary of the American Football League.

The price: 560 Microsoft Points or $6.99 on PSN.



"Fans should be excited because we're allowing you to celebrate the AFL anniversary alongside the NFL," says "Madden 10's" senior producer Phil Frazier. "We've all seen some of the early AFL games in pre-season and they are ridiculously cool. The retro uniforms, the retro field art, and even the officials wearing orange uniforms. The whole package is really unique and we capture that same feeling in the AFL Legacy Pack.

The AFL Legacy Pack adds sepia TV treatments and classic uniforms for an old-school feel.

"My favorite feature has to be the retro-style presentation. Everything from the banners to the film grain make the game look really old-school. It's amazing how new the game feels when this setting is turned on."

Frazier also spilled the details on all of the new Madden Moments the AFL pack will include: "We have added five new Madden Moments, all themed from the AFL era, and all allowing you to re-write history," he reveals. "The first is from January 1st, 1961, a championship game between the Chargers and the Oilers. The second is from the longest championship game ever played. It occurred on December 23rd, 1962. The third moment features the Chargers and the Patriots as the patriots try to take away the one title the Chargers have ever earned back on January 5th, 1964. The fourth moment features the Broncos and the Bills, which was an incredible game that ended in a tie back on November 27th, 1960. Can you break that tie? Finally, the last moment features the Chiefs and the Raiders in the final AFL game on January 1st, 1970. Can you take that victory away from the Chiefs?"

On top of that, the pack will also include five new "Madden 10" achievements and trophies. "They involve wearing AFL jerseys in an online game, finishing one of our all new AFL Madden Moments with AFL presentation turned on, winning exhibition and franchise games with AFL presentation turned on, and one secret achievement," says Frazier, who will only provide the following hint on the final, secret achievement: It involves a missed field goal and a touchdown on the same play.

So what else can gamers expect for seven bucks? Here is a list of the AFL Legacy pack features:

16 AFL 50th Anniversary Throwbacks uniforms (both home and away)
Oilers baby blues as seen in Hall of Fame Game Bills white throwbacks as seen in Hall of Fame Game Broncos epic yellow and brown combo with vertical striped socks is an instant all-time Madden classic uniform Play with your AFL throwback uniforms anywhere including online franchise.

AFL 60's Style Presentation
  • Old 1960 football card look for banners and in-game user interface
  • 1960-ish sepia TV treatment
  • The official orange-striped AFL referee uniforms
  • Official AFL field markings and logos
  • Special Oakland and San Diego markings with diamond end zones and shield yard markings.

Original AFL Teams
  • Buffalo Bills
  • Denver Broncos
  • Dallas Texans (Kansas City Chiefs)
  • San Diego Chargers
  • Boston Patriots (New England Patriots)
  • Titans of New York (New York Jets)
  • Houston Oilers (Tennessee Titans)
  • Oakland Raiders

AFL Invades Franchise Mode
  • 15 official AFL Legacy games tagged with complete AFL presentation.
  • All screens and banners swap old school logos.

AFL Madden Moments
  • Five brand new AFL themed Madden Moments reliving some of the greatest moments from the AFL's 10 year history.

AFL Achievements/Trophies
  • Five new AFL achievements/trophies to unlock.

And, according to Frazier, this might not be the last of the "Madden 10" DLC.

"The Madden AFL Legacy Pack is the first fully featured post-release content we've provided and we hope it's successful," he told ESPN. "We do hope to release future NFL based content but aren't yet ready to make any formal announcements. Stay tuned."
 
# 8 Glenn33 @ 09/08/09 03:42 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by goganious
I'd be much more inclined to buy this if I could get my first EA purchase ("elite" status) to work. Instead, every time I try to play an elite online game, it says I must register to use the mode, but when I try to register it says "unable to retrieve content from server". And NO ONE at EA seems to be able to help me.

The second they tell me how to get my "elite" to work, I will buy the new DLC.
That's a legitimate gripe. I feel your pain.
 
# 9 KANE699 @ 09/08/09 03:42 PM
I really thought this would be 5 bucks :/
 
# 10 Altimus @ 09/08/09 03:49 PM
Getting this as well. Too bad it isn't hitting this week though.
 
# 11 Cusefan @ 09/08/09 03:51 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Old's Cool
It's ridiculous how they're making us pay for this.

I probably won't be getting this if they don't fix the simmed stats in franchise mode because I'll probably just return the game to Gamestop if I can't play franchise.
You should call the cops so EA takes the GUN away from your head
 
# 12 Phil_Frazier @ 09/08/09 03:54 PM
Glad some of you guys think this is as cool as we think it is. We look forward to you getting your hands on it.

For those having Elite issues, we are working on them right now. Should be resolved soon.

Phil
 
# 13 RedZoneD25 @ 09/08/09 03:55 PM
This is worth the money, especially the fact that it is more than jerseys.
 
# 14 Azamien @ 09/08/09 03:57 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by davey225
This is worth the money, especially the fact that it is more than jerseys.
Agreed. At first I figured, "Meh, I can skip this and not miss it." But after reading the full feature list it seems pretty decent for $7.
 
# 15 SportsTop @ 09/08/09 03:59 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Old's Cool
It's ridiculous how they're making us pay for this.

I probably won't be getting this if they don't fix the simmed stats in franchise mode because I'll probably just return the game to Gamestop if I can't play franchise.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cusefan
You should call the cops so EA takes the GUN away from your head
Classic. A perfect response. People's responses to some of these things make me laugh.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Phil_Frazier_EA
Glad some of you guys think this is as cool as we think it is. We look forward to you getting your hands on it.

Phil
Quote:
Originally Posted by Altimus
Getting this as well. Too bad it isn't hitting this week though.
Agreed. This is something I'm more than happy to pay for. Just to play as the Chargers in their AFL throwbacks against the Raiders is worth $7 to me. Add in the old-school presentation and authentic field markings and I'll be in heaven.

Good job EA.
 
# 16 econoodle @ 09/08/09 04:00 PM
agreed, this is a nice DLC pack.

I would have rather had it be free, buuuuut since I got Madden 10 used, this will ease the blow.

Count me in. looks nice.

I definitely like the presentation parts of it.

The unis and teams should have been in the game to begin with, but the presentation things are worth the points/money.
 
# 17 WDOgF0reL1fe @ 09/08/09 04:00 PM
Man that looks awesome.

The best part?!


Automatic recognition in franchise mode (both online and off)

HOW COOL IS THAT? The games will AUTOmatically be AFL legacy games that are supposed to be. Way cool
 
# 18 The GIGGAS @ 09/08/09 04:00 PM
I'm probably just going to save my money for some Rock Band tracks or a new XBLA game. Doesn't seem worth it to me, as a fan of a non-AFL team.
 
# 19 Jamin23 @ 09/08/09 04:02 PM
I want this, but I don't want to pay $7.00 for this. These should already be in the game.
 
# 20 SportsTop @ 09/08/09 04:09 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jamin23
I want this, but I don't want to pay $7.00 for this. These should already be in the game.
I don't see how.

Don't you pay for extras when you buy a car? (Sunroof, XM Radio, Leather Seats, Rims, etc.)

The same logic is applied here. The thing I'm the most happy about is that they are delivering the entire package at one, affordable price instead of nickel and diming us by charging per uniform or per feature.

Just pay the $7 and be happy or don't and be happy.

It's an easy choice.
 

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