Tom Brady gets G.O.A.T. edition cover of Madden NFL 18

Tom Brady caps off his historic season with the last honor that eluded him — cover status of Madden.

EA Sports announced Brady will be the cover star of Madden NFL 18. 

I was surprised this is actually Brady’s time as the cover star. This is also the first time Madden has featured back up back teammates as the cover stars. Last year’s star was Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski.

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‘The Madden NFL 18 cover is a great honor for me,” Brady said in a statement. ‘Especially since I have been playing the game since growing up next to EA headquarters in the Bay Area. I’m not one to believe in curses, so I’m ready to take the challenge head on like always! It doesn’t stand a chance!!!’

EA will reveal more Madden NFL 18 details, including a new game mode, at EA PLAY on June 10. Madden NFL 18 launches worldwide on Friday, August 25.

Here’s the trailer:

According to EA: This year’s game will be powered by Frostbite, one of the industry’s world-class game engines, creating a Madden NFL experience like you’ve never seen before. Frostbite delivers a significant visual leap not only to the players, but crowds, stadiums and more.

I’m curious to see what type of improvements are in store. It’s not like the details have been lacking graphically. Additionally, EA also announced pre-order info for Madden NFL 18.

Brady Madden NFL 18Fans who pre-order the standard edition will receive numerous benefits*, including the choice of an Elite player from their favorite NFL team for use in Madden NFL 18 Ultimate Team, as well as five Squad Packs, redeemable at launch. In celebration of the Greatest of All-Time, those looking for even more can opt for the G.O.A.T. Edition, which gets them not only what’s in the standard edition, but also one of five G.O.A.T. players of their choice for Madden NFL 18 Ultimate Team, and more.

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