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‘Madden 15’ Holiday Edition Now Available; Digital-Only Version of EA Sports’ Football Video Game Includes Main Game and $20 Ultimate Team Content; Comes for PS3, PS4 and Xbox One

Dec 08, 2014 11:44 PM EST | By Adelyn Torralba
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Listen up football gamers! A Holiday Edition for EA Sports' "Madden 15" video game has been released recently by the Canada-based sports game maker. Made available through Jan. 12, 2015 on Xbox Live and Playstation Network, the digital-only version will include the main game and the Ultimate Team content worth $20.

Together with the special "Ghosts of Madden Past Pack" which contains football icons like Dan Marino, Emmitt Smith, and Ray Lewis, the "Madden NFL 15" Holiday Edition will come with 10 Pro Pack for the football game's Ultimate Team.

The new game, which will reportedly focus on defense, is given a $60 tag price and is now available for Playstation 3 and Playstation 4 in North and South America. Xbox One version of the "Madden 15" Holiday Edition will be available worldwide while release for Xbox 360 is not announced yet.

Game Informer reviewed the latest release from EA Sports and said that it is "in a better position to push forward" after the last well received edition of the game's franchise, which is the "Madden NFL 13."

It can be recalled that "Madden NFL 13" featured Connected Careers and enhanced passing games. The current "Madden 15" Holiday Edition also sports these two improvements though some aspects of the game is said to "have not progressed enough." Because of this, the game is said to be disappointing.

"Despite this uneven performance, Madden 15 demands you raise your game to the next level, and hopefully is in the process of raising its own."

One of the missing elements of the "Madden 15" is the limited Connected Franchise mode which is said to be because of the lack of contract options during free agency. The free agency and the off-season are also said to be boring and not engrossing.

On the other hand, Madden 15's "focus on skills-trainer drills and teaching strategic offensive and defensive schemes" is valuable. With the main focus in defense, the new game from EA Sports give its players the crucial knowledge of the defenders route and whereabouts.

"Good defenders are aggressive breaking on the ball in zone coverage, and are often on receivers' hips in man-to-man coverage, which makes old standbys like slants harder."

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