Madden NFL 12
Madden NFL 12 Gets Cover Star Peyton Hillis and a Gameplay Preview Vid
Written Friday, April 29, 2011 By Richard Walker
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After 12.7 million fan votes logged between March 21st and April 27th, Cleveland Browns' Peyton Hillis has been selected as the new cover star for Madden NFL 12, beating Madden NFL 04 cover athlete Michael Vick of the Eagles, in an unprecedented voting campaign.

"Our fans have responded in record-setting fashion to honour Peyton Hillis, and we're extremely pleased to welcome him into an exclusive fraternity of NFL players to appear on the cover of the Madden NFL franchise," said Anthony Stevenson, Senior Product Manager of EA Sports. "This year's cover voting campaign with ESPN has sparked incredible debate and conversation amongst fans and NFL players, which is a testament to the interest in and anticipation for Madden NFL each year. The amount of support that Hillis generated nationally and within his home market of Cleveland was truly impressive."

"This has been a humbling experience and I want to thank all the fans in Cleveland and throughout the country that got behind me and voted each and every week," said Peyton Hillis, running back for the Cleveland Browns. "I've been playing Madden NFL for ten years, and it's a dream to know that I'll be on the cover of this great game. I'm looking forward to another big season with the Browns to show fans how much we appreciate them."

EA Sports has also release a new gameplay preview video showing some of the new features for Madden NFL 12, which include an all-new collision system, advanced defensive Ai with new defensive coverage and custom playbooks. Check out the video for the lowdown on Madden NFL 12's new gameplay additions, then look out for Peyton Hillis on the store shelves, when Madden NFL 12 releases on August 30th.


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Comment #1 by JunkYardDog
Friday, April 29, 2011 @ 06:06:13 AM
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Congrats to Hillis.
I'm glad Vick didn't win it, now he won't be cursed and get injured so the Eagles can win the Super Bowl!!!

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Comment #2 by kingdomkiller3
Friday, April 29, 2011 @ 06:46:23 AM
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Wish It was someone else but o well congrats to him. But now i cant wait to see him get injured lol.

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Comment #3 by 1galactus1
Friday, April 29, 2011 @ 06:50:37 AM
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I think Vick won the voting but EA didn't want to put Vick on the cover so they changed it

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Comment #4 by I3oatsNHoes
Friday, April 29, 2011 @ 07:05:46 AM
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This will be the first year the madden curse doesn't affect the cover athlete, he is already playing in Cleveland so that's enough of a curse.

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Comment #5 by xX_shoemaker_Xx
Friday, April 29, 2011 @ 10:21:28 AM
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@4 - LMFAO! i kinda wanted vick to win, but that's only because none of my tampa bay players made the

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Comment #6 by Solrina
Friday, April 29, 2011 @ 10:39:16 AM
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Had Hillis on my fantasy team last year. Great during the start of the year, but he fell off hard towards the end. Still it's great to see a hard working guy and non-superstar on the cover.

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Comment #7 by PlainviewDaniel
Friday, April 29, 2011 @ 12:37:01 PM
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#6 that's what i've been saying to everyone that is bitching about it. I think it's cool that a blue-collar player is representing Madden for this year. The guy came from Arkansas and played with both Felix Jones and Darren Mcfadden and had just as good of a year as Mcfadden last year and he was a 7th round draft pick in 08.

I mean the dude used to pull trucks to workout for football in high school.

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Comment #8 by PaulKennedy
Friday, April 29, 2011 @ 05:18:48 PM
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Wow, that looked terrible. The gameplay looks the same as Madden 09.

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Comment #9 by Haywardsbay1996
Friday, April 29, 2011 @ 07:12:29 PM
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I still can't believe that Tom Brady was not an option for the vote

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Comment #10 by Stallyn1983
Friday, April 29, 2011 @ 08:37:30 PM
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@#1...HA HA HA you wish! Eagles will never win the BIG GAME. they always choke under the pressure...and if Vick DID win the cover...even though i love the madden games i will refuse to buy this one. i didnt even buy the one that had McNabb on the cover.....but i voted for Rogers. but oh well nice to see someone who wasnt on the SB winning team to be picked

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Comment #11 by LanceBriggs_55
Saturday, April 30, 2011 @ 12:24:55 AM
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So is Madden actually going to be fun again? Or am I being a little too optimistic? Gameplay looks the same as 09 & 10, in other words, garbage.

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Game Info
EA Tiburon
Electronic Arts


US August 30, 2011
Europe September 02, 2011

Resolution: 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1
Players: 1-6
Online Players : 2-6
ESRB: Everyone
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