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Madden Ultimate Team 12 Details
Posted by EA SPORTS at 11:57AM on Friday, June, 17, 2011



Hey Madden Ultimate Team fans!

I'm Donny Moore, Ratings Czar and Live Content Producer on Madden NFL 12—in charge of everything dealing with players, teams, stats, and live updates throughout the year. First, let me explain what that means exactly. Madden NFL 12 has one of the most robust online feature sets in all of sports video games, which requires a significant amount of support post- launch. Weekly online roster updates are a big part of it – rating updates, trait updates, depth chart changes, injuries, etc. We also support Madden Moments Live — weekly challenges that capture the biggest games of the past week and allow you, the gamer, a chance to change history and share your high scores with your friends and with all of the Online Madden Nation. And last but certainly not least, Josh Looman (Senior Designer on Madden NFL 12) and I produced weekly content updates for Madden Ultimate Team all throughout the season. Ultimate Team is a big focus here in Madden NFL 12 and I am here today to give you all the details!

This year, after talking to Dan Baker (Line Producer on Madden NFL 12) and Josh we agreed that it was important for us to give you, the fans, what you wanted in Madden Ultimate Team. By far, the #1 requested feature on all the message boards and forums was adding the ability to trade in Madden Ultimate Team. In the past, you open up a pack in Ultimate Team, get a double of some QB that you already have, and you are kind of bummed because you can't do much with the extra card... Not anymore! Bring on the trade offers!!

Trading in Madden Ultimate Team 12

Trades – here are some quick facts about trades in Madden Ultimate Team 12:

Any card type can be traded. Players, coaches, stadiums, playbooks, legendary cards, etc.
1-for-1 Trades – multiple card trades is something we are looking at for the future in Madden Ultimate Team, but in Madden NFL 12, we have 1-for-1 trades.
Post to Trade Block fee – there will be a fee associated with posting trades (only in the event that the trade is successfully completed).
You can trade with friends or make deals with complete strangers! Just like the Auction Block, you have the ability to search through trade offers from others or send a card to your own Trade Block.
You have the ability to set the overall rating range of the player you want in return for the trade. This ensures that you will not get spammed with junk trade offers.
The first step if you are looking to trade away one of your players is to add the card to the Trade Block. You simply do this like you would if you were sending the card to a Pending Collection or Posting to the Auction Block by clicking on the card in your deck.



Search Trade Block Options – on this screen, you have similar options that you do with the Auction Block in terms of what types of card you want or what position and player overall rating you are looking for in return. You even have the ability to only look at your friend's decks when searching. Here in this example with Scott Wells, I am looking for a TE in return in the same overall range that Scott Wells falls into.


Trades are easy to do and give the MUT gamer more tools in his workshop to craft the Ultimate Team! I am so happy we got this feature in for Madden NFL 12 and we look forward to improving this as the season and years go by!

MUT Legends and Legendary Pack

Something that we are super excited about this year in Madden Ultimate Team 12 is our MUT Legends and our brand new Legendary Pack!! The Legendary pack will contain a mix of the highest value cards plus a chance at getting a MUT Legend card. And when we are talking about Legends folks, I am talking about thirteen of the best that have ever step foot on a NFL field:


These MUT Legends will be distributed into Legendary Packs with multiple versions per – Legend. We tried to capture the Legends' career moments and seasons that stood out most and created a Legend card to bring it to you guys. Another cool deal with the MUT Legends is we try and capture what the player's wore in terms of player equipment as best we could for each card too. For example, the rookie Jerry Rice did not wear gloves and wore a different facemask than the older Jerry Rice in Oakland..

Walter Payton – Rookie Season, Super Bowl XX
Barry Sanders – Rookie Season, 2000 Yard Season
Jerry Rice – 1985 Rookie Season, Jerry in Oakland
Gale Sayers – 1965 Rookie Season, 1966 Pro Bowl
Marcus Allen – 1985 NFL MVP, 1993 Comeback Player
Dan Marino – 1984 NFL MVP, 1986 Pro Bowl, 1994 Comeback Player
Lawrence Taylor – 1986 NFL MVP, Final Season
Deion Sanders – Deion in Dallas, his rookie season in Atlanta, Super Bowl XXIX with SF, Deion in Baltimore
Rod Woodson – 1987 Rookie Season
Marshall Faulk – with the Colts, Rams
Eric Dickerson – with the Rams, Colts
Eddie George – 1996 Rookie Season
Shaun Alexander – 2000 Rookie Season, 2005 NFL MVP






Hall of Fame Edition and Madden Ultimate Team

The Madden NFL 12: Hall of Fame Edition offers Ultimate Team fans something unique! We are offering a special one-of-a-kind pack available only to Hall of Fame Edition purchases that features former Madden NFL cover athletes and Hall of Famers. When you open this pack, it will include 13 former cover stars and Hall of Famers in the one pack! The list of players available in the Hall of Fame Edition include:

Barry Sanders – Madden NFL 2000 co-cover athlete (with John Madden); Pro Football Hall of Fame, Class of 2004
Eddie George – Madden NFL 2001
Marshall Faulk – Madden NFL 2003; Pro Football Hall of Fame, Class of 2011
Michael Vick – Madden NFL 2004
Ray Lewis – Madden NFL 2005
Donovan McNabb – Madden NFL 06
Shaun Alexander – Madden NFL 07
Vince Young – Madden NFL 08
Troy Polamalu – Madden NFL 10 co-cover athlete
Larry Fitzgerald – Madden NFL 10 co-cover athlete
Drew Brees – Madden NFL 11 cover athlete
Rod Woodson – Pro Football Hall of Fame, Class of 2009
Jerry Rice – Pro Football Hall of Fame, Class of 2006


What is new in Madden Ultimate Team 12?

All new collections with brand new reward cards! In Madden Ultimate Team 12, we wanted to make sure we had more players in the team collections since we now have expanded 70+ man rosters in Madden NFL 12!!
The reward cards are brand new for Madden Ultimate Team this year and these cards are NOT found in packs (only as rewards for finishing the collections).
In Madden NFL 11, we had 100+ collections. Expect more of the same in Madden NFL 12.


Brand new UI and interface in Madden Ultimate Team 12
Our art team did an outstanding job reworking the entire Madden Ultimate Team UI this year. We now have it streamlined it to be similar to our online and franchise menu systems.


So those are the major changes to Madden Ultimate Team this year. Excited yet? I am!

As you can see, we're committed to improving Madden Ultimate Team, giving you, the fans, your #1 most requested feature with Trades...and this is just the start.

When the game is released, we will be supporting Madden Ultimate Team all season long with great content and exclusive promos.

If you want to ask any general Madden Ultimate Team questions or anything to do with the player rosters and ratings, you can contact me on Twitter at http://twitter.com/#!/Donny_Moore.

For general Madden NFL 12 news, make sure you are following http://twitter.com/#!/EAMaddenNFL.

Thanks for reading and I really hope you enjoy all of the new additions in Madden Ultimate Team in Madden NFL 12!

Donny
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