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Antonio Brown is the Cover Athlete for Madden NFL 19's Standard Edition

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Antonio Brown is the Cover Athlete for Madden NFL 19's Standard Edition

Today, EA finally made it official — with Antonio Brown being named the standard edition cover athlete for Madden NFL 19. Here’s the official PR and trailer.

Today Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) officially unveiled the Madden NFL 19 and Madden NFL Overdrive cover athlete featuring Pittsburgh Steelers star Wide Receiver, Antonio Brown. The star, known for his entertaining end zone celebrations, was also announced as part of the Madden 99 Club last month, taking his place amongst an elite group of players rated 99 OVR.

Madden NFL 19 is set to push players onto the path of gridiron greatness with more precision and control than ever before worldwide on August 10th. Want to tackle the gridiron on the go? Rebuilt from the ground up to deliver a completely revamped football experience, Madden NFL Overdrive is the new update for mobile available August 15th, 2018 on iOS and Android.

“I am beyond honored to be on the cover of both Madden games,” said Brown. “There’s a lot of milestones athletes dream of, and after being inducted into the Madden 99 Club earlier this year, and now appearing on the cover of this year’s games, it’s clear that business is not just booming, but I’m also among the all-time greatest with these honors.”

Fans eager to control AB and other NFL stars will see the immediate benefits of Real Player Motion in Madden NFL 19. RPM technology will give fans even more control of in-game moves and immersive animations, making AB and other players’ move and act like their real-life counterparts as they charge through the game, showcasing their unique personalities, mannerisms, and of course, celebrations.

“AB has taken the league by storm the past few years and is arguably one of the best wide receivers to ever play in the NFL,” said Joshua Rabenovets, Sr. Brand Director at EA SPORTS. “His game is hot, he’s got a ton of personality on and off the field – he was an easy choice for the Madden NFL 19 cover.”

Fans can also look forward to the continuation of last year’s first-ever Madden NFL story-mode with the return of Longshot: Homecoming. Players will have more control over Devin Wade and Colt Cruise’s football quest with more NFL gameplay, more ways to impact the story, new storylines, and the ability to continue their Longshot journey within Franchise and Ultimate Team.

Players who purchase Madden NFL 19 Hall of Fame Edition can get into the full game up to three-days early* starting August 7th, while EA Access† and Origin Access‡ members can demo Madden NFL 19 for 10 hours, starting August 2nd on Xbox One and Origin for PC. Origin Access Premier‡ members can look forward to the full Madden NFL 19 game on PC, with access starting before anyone else, on August 2nd.

Madden NFL 19 is developed in Orlando, Florida by EA Tiburon and will be available worldwide on August 10 for Xbox One: The Complete All-in-One Games and Entertainment System from Microsoft and the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, and Origin for PC. For more information on EA SPORTS Madden NFL visit www.easports.com/Madden-NFL. Join the EA SPORTS Madden NFL conversation on Twitter and Facebook.

Rebuilt from the ground up, Madden NFL Overdrive immerses you in the action like never before. Choose your Captain and Coach, build an All-Pro team, and battle your rival in real time Player vs Player (PVP). The Madden NFL Overdrive update is available August 15th on iOS and Android. For more information visit https://www.ea.com/games/madden/madden-nfl-overdrive.

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  1. I can say I'm not upset with this as an Eagles fan if the curse is still real not taking any chances
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    Hova57
    I can say I'm not upset with this as an Eagles fan if the curse is still real not taking any chances
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    I think Tom Brady destroyed any thoughts of the Madden curse last year being MVP and throwing for 500+ against us in the super bowl. But i don't really expect EA to put Foles on the cover when they can't even give the Super Bowl MVP a respectable in game rating.
    PhillyPhanatic14
    I think Tom Brady destroyed any thoughts of the Madden curse last year being MVP and throwing for 500+ against us in the super bowl. But i don't really expect EA to put Foles on the cover when they can't even give the Super Bowl MVP a respectable in game rating.
    For sure but maybe the curse was for him to lose after having so many come back SB wins
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    Well this was known a month ago. Never seen everyone know the cover athlete a month before EA announces it.
    Madden seems very messy and disfunctional right now.
    PackBucks
    Well this was known a month ago. Never seen everyone know the cover athlete a month before EA announces it.
    Madden seems very messy and disfunctional right now.

    I second this. This cover was acknowledged weeks ago in this very forum. THis is the first news we have gotten in weeks, with only about 3 weeks until release. I am glad they released so much information early, but it has been absolute radio silence since. This is the least hyped for madden 19 than I have been in years. We should already be getting videos and hype packages to build the anticipation but nope.
    I think madden 19 will be fine but all of this mess doesn't spell good things for madden 20
    PackBucks
    Well this was known a month ago. Never seen everyone know the cover athlete a month before EA announces it.
    Madden seems very messy and disfunctional right now.

    How is madden messy & disfunctional? Over a cover athlete?They just had a well organized beta a few weeks back.
    Therebelyell626
    I second this. This cover was acknowledged weeks ago in this very forum. THis is the first news we have gotten in weeks, with only about 3 weeks until release. I am glad they released so much information early, but it has been absolute radio silence since. This is the least hyped for madden 19 than I have been in years. We should already be getting videos and hype packages to build the anticipation but nope.
    I think madden 19 will be fine but all of this mess doesn't spell good things for madden 20

    There is a tweet in the Developer tweet thread from Clint they are not allowed to discuss Madden 19 until the game is out.
    Ratings are the only thing that is left and Kane mentioned equipment might be something that is discussed further.
    Edit- Discovery was made 2 weeks ago on July 4th by JP. It was confirmed 2 weeks later.
    What happened to getting the players on the cover to kinda doing something they would do in a real football game? I know it's just a cover but for the past two years it's been stand in for the of the camera and that's it.
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    Hova57
    For sure but maybe the curse was for him to lose after having so many come back SB wins
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    If that constitutes as a curse then the new standard for the Madden curse would be any player that doesn't win league MVP, the Superbowl, and Superbowl MVP. You'd be able to stretch anything into being a curse. "Antonio Brown drops a catch. The Madden curse strikes again!"
    As for this cover I am not a fan at all. I hate the single color backdrops EA is going with for their sports titles this year. Too plain. Looks like something a 12 year old could do in Microsoft paint, not even Photoshop. I also like to see either an action shot or at least some emotion from the cover athlete. Maybe that's just Antonio Brown. Not a big deal either way. Not like it'll be a deciding factor for buying the game just my opinion of the cover.
    roadman
    There is a tweet in the Developer tweet thread from Clint they are not allowed to discuss Madden 19 until the game is out.
    Ratings are the only thing that is left and Kane mentioned equipment might be something that is discussed further.
    Edit- Discovery was made 2 weeks ago on July 4th by JP. It was confirmed 2 weeks later.

    Why would they not be allowed to say anything though? They seem to understand the supply, but don't seem to understand the demand part.
    Therebelyell626
    Why would they not be allowed to say anything though? They seem to understand the supply, but don't seem to understand the demand part.

    I don't know, but it something that Clint mentioned last week on Twitter.
    Seems like a new company policy to me as far as discussing anything about the release on Social Media of Madden 19.
    There is a new equipment video to tide people over.
    roadman
    I don't know, but it something that Clint mentioned last week on Twitter.
    Seems like a new company policy to me as far as discussing anything about the release on Social Media of Madden 19.
    There is a new equipment video to tide people over.

    Awe I see. Thanks for the info. I don't keep up with the twitter sphere as some members here do. Still seems counter productive to me. To not discuss your game prior to release. Maybe this was imposed only on tiburon due to something carlos may have said or done.
    Interesting theory... Carlos said something damaging to the game/company or the prior Creative Director that they felt could have hurt the release. EA then put the squeeze on whatever media outlet not to release what was said and then told everyone to clamp down and don't say ish til the game is out
    As a proud dynasty owner of Antonio Brown......this disturbs me.
    But then again...Tom broke the curse last season. And Antonio did tweak his calf in the post season.
    Fingers crossed. LOL.
    Therebelyell626
    Awe I see. Thanks for the info. I don't keep up with the twitter sphere as some members here do. Still seems counter productive to me. To not discuss your game prior to release. Maybe this was imposed only on tiburon due to something carlos may have said or done.
    Interesting theory... Carlos said something damaging to the game/company or the prior Creative Director that they felt could have hurt the release. EA then put the squeeze on whatever media outlet not to release what was said and then told everyone to clamp down and don't say ish til the game is out

    I don't see this any different than any other year. They released alot of information the past month with their blogs and even had a beta. Not sure what else more they need to do.
    DaReal Milticket
    I don't see this any different than any other year. They released alot of information the past month with their blogs and even had a beta. Not sure what else more they need to do.

    Yeah, I agree, and there was even a calendar of scheduled information drops for everyone to see posted on social media and at OS.
    roadman
    Yeah, I agree, and there was even a calendar of scheduled information drops for everyone to see posted on social media and at OS.

    Yeah this year was definitely handled better than last year. The cover thing was just weird to me, but with so much going on in the studio, I think the game was handled well prerelease.
    Armor and Sword
    As a proud dynasty owner of Antonio Brown......this disturbs me.
    But then again...Tom broke the curse last season. And Antonio did tweak his calf in the post season.
    Fingers crossed. LOL.
    Better than a patriot but should have been an Eagle. Tom still lost so looks to me like the curse is on. LOL!
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    GrayDawg
    Better than a patriot but should have been an Eagle. Tom still lost so looks to me like the curse is on. LOL!
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    They just don't make Madden curses like they used to. Back in my day our cover athletes suffered career ending injuries, and that's the way we liked it!
    Glad they finally released the cover. Bummed that it is not an action shot. But most importantly ... does this mean we'll start seeing custom covers soon?!!!!
    BuffaloTom
    Glad they finally released the cover. Bummed that it is not an action shot. But most importantly ... does this mean we'll start seeing custom covers soon?!!!!

    I'd actually pay a bit extra for an official cover of McCoy or someone else on the Bills. Or even a fan going through a burning table...#BillsMafia :drink:
    Cowboys and Steelers on the cover this year, I like it, reminds me of 1977 when I first became a fan. I like the Patriots but tired of seeing them in relation to Madden!!
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