Madden NFL 09
Madden NFL 09 Release Date and Collector's Edition Details
Written Thursday, March 27, 2008 By Alan Pettit
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In their official press release today, EA sports revealed that Madden NFL 09 would be released on August 12th. There will be two separate collector's editions, one being a normal version with bonus content and the like, and a special 20th Anniversary edition that would include both Madden '09 and NFL Head Coach 2009, which will feature plenty of transferrable content between the two games. If you create custom plays (even a full playbook), you can move that from Head Coach over to Madden for use during your season there. I'm sure more features will be revealed as the release dates draw near for the two games. No prices were revealed for these special editions, nor who the fated cover athlete would be.


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Comment #1 by ZephyR187
Thursday, March 27, 2008 @ 08:06:42 PM
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Comment #2 by Chibi the Balla
Thursday, March 27, 2008 @ 08:07:30 PM
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*crosses fingers* Cmon Eli Manning...

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Comment #3 by nelsonscolumn
Thursday, March 27, 2008 @ 08:10:09 PM
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They had better do this in the UK as well and not just the US

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Comment #4 by killthemall4444
Thursday, March 27, 2008 @ 08:11:06 PM
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Comment #5 by Salsa di Omega
Thursday, March 27, 2008 @ 08:15:02 PM
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So you have to get both games to use custom playbooks, eh? That is pretty lame.

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Comment #6 by TheColdWolf
Thursday, March 27, 2008 @ 08:15:51 PM
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Cool i am going to reserve the one with the two games edition:)

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Comment #7 by KewlBrettC
Thursday, March 27, 2008 @ 08:18:02 PM
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me too wolfy

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Comment #8 by mlodoss
Thursday, March 27, 2008 @ 08:18:10 PM
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I wonder if Brett Favre will be the QB for Packers or not...?

As he retired :(

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Comment #9 by Augustus
Thursday, March 27, 2008 @ 08:18:35 PM
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Wow. I've wanted custom plays so badly. This is really good. When I read the title I thought there was no way I'd be a Madden special edition, but this is intriguing. I won't have to call hot routes on every single play and I can increase efficiency in the 3-4. This is really awesome. I usually hold out until the winter to get the games when stats/numbers/depth charts are updated, but this might compel me to buy it when it comes out.

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Comment #10 by UCFknight67
Thursday, March 27, 2008 @ 08:25:45 PM
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my buddy does bug testing for tiburon and head coach is at over 10000 bugs. Don't hold your break for this to be that great without a update.

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Comment #11 by workbench
Thursday, March 27, 2008 @ 08:28:33 PM
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again, fuck you EA.

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Comment #12 by Parkerktm
Thursday, March 27, 2008 @ 08:28:37 PM
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Can't wait for this game? There are tons of possibilities for the cover athlete

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Comment #13 by Poker Lucas09
Thursday, March 27, 2008 @ 08:29:10 PM
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I love madden, im predicting Randy Moss on the Cover

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Comment #14 by ZephyR187
Thursday, March 27, 2008 @ 08:30:30 PM
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it will be a running back this year probably tomlinson, but they always do a qb every other year

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Comment #15 by Sge77i
Thursday, March 27, 2008 @ 08:34:11 PM
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Brett Favre for the cover. This way, they can dispel the 'Madden Curse' (even though Vince Young didn't get injured last year, he had a crappy year, and would've been better off injured). Plus, Brett Favre is the greatest torso in football (I hope someone gets that reference)

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Comment #16 by Atarii
Thursday, March 27, 2008 @ 08:42:49 PM
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Madden, and more importantly EA, still suck - lol @ paying premium price for updated roster and 'new' things added each year

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Comment #17 by rdrunr89
Thursday, March 27, 2008 @ 08:54:56 PM
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Comment #18 by shadow sniper
Thursday, March 27, 2008 @ 08:55:40 PM
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who's gonna be on the cover????

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Comment #19 by Honkymagoo
Thursday, March 27, 2008 @ 09:18:54 PM
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The only thing going for the Madden Franchise at this point is easy achievements.

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Comment #20 by Bishop24
Thursday, March 27, 2008 @ 09:36:54 PM
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rumors are that eli manning will be on the cover....and i will be reserving the 20th anniversary edition with both games....i'm ready this will be the best madden yet, cause it's the 20th anniversary edition...can't wait

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Comment #21 by Bishop24
Thursday, March 27, 2008 @ 09:51:55 PM
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on I searched Madden 09 and it says the 20th anniversary edition costs $89.99....

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Comment #22 by S1ck x VaLoR
Thursday, March 27, 2008 @ 09:53:54 PM
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I hope its not a player from the Patriots... do you agree with me, Predator?

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Comment #23 by xxXI Dave IXxx
Thursday, March 27, 2008 @ 09:56:44 PM
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very cool, i missed out on head coach for the original xbox, and it was not backwards compatible on 360, madden is always a must, but this makes head coach look that much better.Hell, id be a better gm of atlanta Falcons than mr blank, and soon well find out!

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Comment #24 by Shadow Kisuragi
Thursday, March 27, 2008 @ 09:58:23 PM
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High bug numbers mean that they are fixing issues, not necessarily that the title will be horrible. Also, I would suggest not revealing that information in public as it might violate the NDA that your friend had to sign, resulting in him losing his job as well as possible legal action. If it's not public knowledge, then don't reveal it.

At this point, I bet anyone could be a better GM than Art Blank, or at least look better in the public's eyes.

That would make Madden 09 $60 and NFL Head Coach 09 $30. It sounds like a decent deal to me.

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Comment #25 by EL1TExWARRIOR
Thursday, March 27, 2008 @ 10:10:05 PM
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Yeah they better not have anyone from the PATRIOTS!!! I can't stand them...GO GIANTS!!!

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Comment #26 by xGuzzyBearx
Thursday, March 27, 2008 @ 10:11:12 PM
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holy crap nice i nvr buy madden but im gettin it on relase..and the cover for head coach will be tim dungy(hope i spelled right) COACH OF THE colts..hold me to it ..madden 09 will probably be either peyton manning or tom brady(just so he can break his legs)

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Comment #27 by Bishop24
Thursday, March 27, 2008 @ 10:38:50 PM
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uh H34D5HOT GUZZY, his name is Tony were close though, but wrong..ha

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Comment #28 by rpgenius420
Thursday, March 27, 2008 @ 10:43:41 PM
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Fuck EA and Madden with all their bullshit. Lately madden has not been worth a $2 verbatim and the 20 mins it takes me to burn it. Skip a year EA and actually make a good football game.


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Comment #29 by Bishop24
Thursday, March 27, 2008 @ 10:56:44 PM
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well lakerfan this madden will be the best yet..with it being the 20th anniversary will be the best sports game least rent it and give it a've got to give a game a chance...

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Comment #30 by kiwi18
Thursday, March 27, 2008 @ 11:13:42 PM
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wow. they realease these to quick. I agree 100$ with lakerfan420

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Comment #31 by Bishop24
Thursday, March 27, 2008 @ 11:57:46 PM
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what are you talking about kiwi??? One Madden games comes out a year...just like Call of Duty....

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Comment #32 by buknasty88
Friday, March 28, 2008 @ 12:46:44 AM
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imo madden puts out the same garbage year after year...thats why i still play my espn 2k5 for ps2..still better than madden. ea isnt gonna get my money...

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Comment #33 by twentytwendt
Friday, March 28, 2008 @ 01:04:00 AM
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espn 2k5 sucks.. you can have the slowest qb in the world and he'll still out run lineman n linebackers... madden is the best football game ever made by far and it'll stay that way too..

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Comment #34 by Bishop24
Friday, March 28, 2008 @ 03:13:30 AM
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yea it is the best game ever and will be forever...this year will be better than any sports game cause it will be the 20th anniversary edition...and i've said that alot...but man i'm excited for this game..its gonna be great....

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Comment #35 by buknasty88
Friday, March 28, 2008 @ 03:26:10 AM
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same shit...different year...i like originality in a game and this series doesnt have it at all

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Comment #36 by megamoviejohn
Friday, March 28, 2008 @ 07:33:38 AM
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I complain year after year at this series yet it is still my most played game each year and I get into this series like no other. Me and my buddy go crazy when we play the colts on all madden because peyton manning does some cheap shit on all madden haha We have the most fun playing this game more than any other.

The only thing it needs. Co-op online matches!!!

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Comment #37 by oneandonlytommo
Friday, March 28, 2008 @ 09:14:07 AM
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the collectors edition will proberbly be usa only. why cant they just release it over here aswell.

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Comment #38 by KING COREY 23
Friday, March 28, 2008 @ 06:42:42 PM
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even tho i dont really like madden anymore cuz it gets boring 2 quick...ill probably buy or rent this 1

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Comment #39 by Enter The Nutty
Friday, March 28, 2008 @ 11:10:34 PM
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rental for me....get the points in a few hours and send it back IMO

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Comment #40 by A PoopSandwich
Saturday, March 29, 2008 @ 05:50:57 PM
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Hey didn't the same game come out last year? And the year before, and the year before, and the year before, and the year before? Great way to keep if interesting EA!

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Comment #41 by hansen578
Saturday, March 29, 2008 @ 05:55:18 PM
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this is mostly a shooter website nd not a sports website i would have to say because i have never heard any single sports game be praised or anything like that so im not really suprised by reading everyones comments i only played sports games for the past 6 or so years until this time last year when i started playing gears. everyone has there own taste in games. to people that say "they shouldn't come out w/ one every year" that would make it to complicated and a lot of people would be mad becuase maybe there team was only good for that year like the chicago bears were last year then sucked balls this year and they make just as much progress and people want to play w/ new rookies like darren mcfadden or jake long

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US August 12, 2008

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