Madden NFL 12 demo coming August 9th

Chomping at the bit for your yearly instalment of gridiron graphic and gameplay tweaks? EA today announced it will be dropping a demo of Madden NFL 12 on August 9th, just three weeks before the real deal storms the virtual field on August 30th.

According to EA's officialMadden blog, the demo will let players re-enact last season's NFC Championship game between the Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Bears. The game will take place on soldier field, with the quarters set at five minutes in length.

The full retail version willfeature 25 news plays, a new collision system, enhanced AI, 100% morePeyton Hilliscoverposes and realisticportrayals of concussions. Itwill alsoreleasewith a launch day roster update to adjust for the recently concluded NFL lockout.

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