17 Jun 2021 2:00 PM +00:00

Madden 22 trailer, cover, and release date revealed

Madden 22 has finally been announced by EA Sports, and the series is coming back in a big way this year.

We've got all the details including the new trailer, cover athlete, release date, and more about the upcoming Madden 22.

Madden 22 trailer, cover athlete, and release date revealed


The wait is over, and fans can finally start to celebrate the return of the premiere sports gaming franchise with Madden 22.

EA Sports has finally confirmed tons of details about the upcoming release, and we got an early look at the title to know what's coming this year.

You can also see a first glimpse of the upcoming game below in the first official trailer for Madden 22.

Madden 22 is scheduled for a release date of August 20, 2021, but gamers who pre order the MVP Edition can score Early Access and play as soon as August 17, 2021.

Madden 22 Standard Edition will cost $69.99 on next gen platforms Xbox Series X|S and PS5, and will be available for the price of $59.99 on Xbox One, PS4, PC, and Stadia.

Madden 22 is also going outside the box with the cover this year, as both Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes were chosen as the first repeat cover athletes for only the second two athlete cover in the series.

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TWO GOATS: The past, present, and future are the faces of Madden 22

Based on a final frame of the Madden 22 trailer, the game should have dual entitlement to allow upgrades from PS4 to PS5 or Xbox One to Xbox Series X|S or transfer in-game progress across versions, but we don't have full details on that process just yet.

According to the official trailer, Madden 22 is available to pre order now, and we should have more details soon on all of the pre order rewards that come with each edition.


What new features are coming to Madden 22?

Every year the announcement of the next installment in the Madden series comes with the looming question of what will change in the next game.

The biggest new features will be coming to next gen, including Dynamic Gameday with Gameday Atmosphere, Gameday Momentum, and Next Gen Stats: Star-Driven AI.

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IT'S GAMEDAY: The crowd is a whole new aspect this year

Franchise Mode is also getting some attention, with a new Staff Management system that includes an RPG-style skill tree system to upgrade your staff, and more promised for updates after the game is released.

The Yard, Superstar KO, and Ultimate Team are all set to return to the game with their own new upgrades and improvements.

Face of the Franchise will also return, this time dubbed "United We Rise," and this will be the first year players can take to the single player career mode as a linebacker aiming to be an NFL superstar.