Madden NFL 12 Gets Cover Star Peyton Hillis and a Gameplay Preview Vid
Written Friday, April 29, 2011 By Richard WalkerView author's profile
After 12.7 million fan votes logged between March 21st and April 27th, Cleveland Browns' Peyton Hillis has been selected as the new cover star for Madden NFL 12, beating Madden NFL 04 cover athlete Michael Vick of the Eagles, in an unprecedented voting campaign.
"Our fans have responded in record-setting fashion to honour Peyton Hillis, and we're extremely pleased to welcome him into an exclusive fraternity of NFL players to appear on the cover of the Madden NFL franchise," said Anthony Stevenson, Senior Product Manager of EA Sports. "This year's cover voting campaign with ESPN has sparked incredible debate and conversation amongst fans and NFL players, which is a testament to the interest in and anticipation for Madden NFL each year. The amount of support that Hillis generated nationally and within his home market of Cleveland was truly impressive."
"This has been a humbling experience and I want to thank all the fans in Cleveland and throughout the country that got behind me and voted each and every week," said Peyton Hillis, running back for the Cleveland Browns. "I've been playing Madden NFL for ten years, and it's a dream to know that I'll be on the cover of this great game. I'm looking forward to another big season with the Browns to show fans how much we appreciate them."
EA Sports has also release a new gameplay preview video showing some of the new features for Madden NFL 12, which include an all-new collision system, advanced defensive Ai with new defensive coverage and custom playbooks. Check out the video for the lowdown on Madden NFL 12's new gameplay additions, then look out for Peyton Hillis on the store shelves, when Madden NFL 12 releases on August 30th.