Madden 08 kicks its way to stores

Posted by Mark Raby

Redwood City (CA) - Madden NFL 08 was released today, making its usual fanfare among fans of the popular football franchise.

EA's second next-gen Madden game features several improvements, including a new field view that allows gamers to determine the strongest players in the game and adjust their strategy correspondingly.

As one of the longest-running sports game series, the 18-year-old Madden franchise has become the staple of football video games.  Several stores held midnight openings to sell the game on today's official launch date.

The game is available for virtually every system imaginable, making its way to the DS, Gamecube, PC, Playstation 2, Playstation 3, PSP, Nintendo Wii, Xbox, and Xbox 360.  Amid the multiple platforms, the Gamecube is unexpectedly noteworthy, as Madden 08 is believed to be the final game to be released in the US on Nintendo's previous generation platform.  A mobile phone version of the game is also available.