Steelers' Antonio Brown named 'Madden NFL 19' cover athlete

Steelers' Antonio Brown named 'Madden NFL 19' cover athlete EA SPORTS

Wednesday Electronic Arts Inc. 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 Aug. 10.  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 Aug. 15, 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 Aug. 7th, while EA Access and Origin Access members can demo Madden NFL 19 for 10 hours, starting Aug. 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 Aug. 10 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Origin for PC.

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 Aug. 15 on iOS and Android.

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