E3: Wii Gets Madden
With Nintendo's Wii Remote, playing Madden NFL 07 on the next-generation console will be a unique expereince
REDWOOD CITY, CALIFORNIA - Huddle up sports fans, Madden NFL 07 is coming to Wii.
Electronic Arts has confirmed that Madden NFL 07 is being custom-designed for Nintendo's next generation game console, Wii. The game will put players on the field like never before. Using the console's unique remote to pass, kick, snap, throw, catch and run, players will interact with the game in an entirely new way. Boasting massive game play innovations inspired by the motion sensor of the remote, Madden NFL 07 maximizes the power and unique design of the game system. Madden NFL 07 will be on display at the upcoming Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles, today through May 12. Additional titles currently under development will be announced in the coming months.
EA Canada has assembled a team of designers who are dedicated exclusively to developing games for Wii. The development team is incubating new game play ideas that are native to the platform.
"Nintendo is breaking new ground with Wii. The brilliance of their innovation is inspiring and we have dedicated ourselves to developing outstanding new play experiences for the platform," said John Schappert, Senior Vice President and Group Studio General Manager, EA. "Deploying resources against a single platform in this manner is a new approach for us -- but it is the right approach."
Schappert added, "Madden NFL 07 is a Wii original. You may have played a football game in the past, but you've never played a game like this before."
"EA is renowned for their superior games," noted Reggie Fils-Aime, Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Nintendo of America Inc. "With their in-house development talent and the huge innovative leap the Wii controller and the system offer, we can't wait to experience the games."