Football is back with a vengeance and quite a number of new modes for “Madden NFL 16.” For players to better enjoy the game once it's released Aug. 25, Microsoft has released an Xbox One 1TB bundle with the game, which comes with an extra one-year EA Access subscription to make gaming even sweeter.
Announced via Xbox Wire, the Xbox One “Madden NFL 16” bundle will give players access to the new modes, which include the fantasy football-style Draft Champions. “Madden NFL 16” is also returning with some fan-favorite modes like Connected Franchise, Skills Trainer and Ultimate Team.
The Xbox One bundle is priced at $399, with participating retailers already accepting pre-orders. One bonus for those who will opt for the bundle is the EA Access subscription, which will allow players to get into “Madden NFL 16” as early as Aug. 20, five days before the release date.
“Madden NFL 16” will feature 35 achievements and trophies, as spotted by Sports Gamers Online. Publisher EA Sports announced the list of trophies and achievements, confirming that the achievements will have a total of 1,000 points and involve the different modes offered.
Some of the achievements include participating and attaining a specific medal in drills, scoring in different game modes and plays, using the fantasy football drafting mode and winning Legacy Awards.
Besides the achievements, EA has also released a rundown of player ratings to see the best rookies coming in “Madden NFL 16.” Scoring his rookie-best at 82 OVR, Amari Cooper from the Oakland Raiders gets high marks for speed (92), agility (94) and catching (87).
Other players to break into the top five OVR in the player ratings include Jameis Winston of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Todd Gurley of the St. Louis Rams, Leonard Williams of the New York Jets and Brandon Scherff of the Washington Redskins. Rounding up the top 10 rookies for “Madden NFL 16” are Dante Fowler (Jacksonville Jaguars), Melvin Gordon (San Diego Chargers), Kevin White (Chicago Bears), Marcus Mariota (Tennessee Titans) and Vic Beasley (Atlanta Falcons).
USA Today managed to get the reactions of the top 10 rookies to the rankings given to them for “Madden NFL 16.” As seen in the video below, most of the rookies did not have any violent objection to their rankings. One player, however, Tevin Coleman, did tear the announcement to pieces and said the researchers should do better in ranking players.