Legends are all over the landscape in Madden NFL 13. Pre-ordering the game at GameStop will get you John Madden and Barry Sanders in Madden Ultimate Team and Connected Careers mode. An Amazon pre-order gets you Joe Gibbs and Lawrence Taylor in Ultimate Team and Connected Careers. Now, footage is out revealing a special team comprised of NFL Hall of Famers and some current players well on their way.
The Canton Greats feature some of the best players to ever lace up the cleats. John Madden, the legend that made all this possible, is the head coach. He no longer does in-game commentary, so there won’t be any weird moments with him in the booth and on the sideline at the same time. It comes as no surprise that Calvin Johnson, the Madden NFL 13 cover athlete, lines up at wide receiver. Larry Fitzgerald, a former Madden cover star, joins him.
Here’s the roster for the greats, and some footage of them in action.
QB: Joe Montana
FB: Vonta Leach
HB: Walter Payton
LT Joe Thomas
LG: Gene Upshaw
C: Matt Birk
RG: Chris Snee
RT: David Stewart
WR: Jerry Rice, Michael Irvin, Calvin Johnson, Larry Fitzgerald
TE: Shannon Sharpe, Dave Casper
DE: Reggie White, Jared Allen
DT: Joe Greene
LB: Patrick Willis, Derrick Brooks, Ray Lewis, Lawrence Taylor
CB: Deion Sanders, Dick “Night Train” Lane, Champ Bailey
FS: Rod Woodson
SS: Ronnie Lott
P: Shane Lechler
This team is in no way fair to play against. It should serve as a guaranteed way to unlock some of the harder achievements/trophies though. Madden NFL 13 releases on the Xbox 360 and PS3 August 28, 2012. Versions are also coming for the Nintendo Wii and PlayStation Vita.