05:38 PM - May 10, 2005 by Steve_OS
ALL PRO QUARTERBACK DONOVAN MCNABB SELECTED FOR COVER OF
EA’s MADDEN NFL 06
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – May 10, 2005 – Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS) announced today that All-Pro Philadelphia Eagles and NFC Champion quarterback Donovan McNabb will appear on the cover of Madden NFL 06, the newest iteration of the EA SPORTS™ best-selling football franchise with the official videogame license of the NFL and its players. Reflecting the focus on the passing game for the first time in ten years with the all-new QB Vision Control and QB Precision Placement, McNabb is the perfect representative for the cover of the most popular football videogame franchise. Last year Madden NFL 2005 sold more than six million copies.
“This is one of the top honors in the NFL – you have truly made it when you are on the cover of Madden NFL Football,” said McNabb. “With the attention and changes they have made to the passing and the focus on the quarterback this year, it was worth the wait to be the cover guy and part of the EA SPORTS team.”
McNabb, who was named to his fifth consecutive Pro Bowl in his seven years in the NFL, is one of the most dangerous quarterbacks in the NFL. He is a threat as both a passer and a scrambler. As the second highest rated passer in the NFC (104.7) he became the first player in NFL history to finish a season with more than 30 touchdown passes (31) and fewer than 10 interceptions (8). He appeared in his first Super Bowl this past season and passed for 357 yards with three touchdowns and three interceptions.
In its 16th year and with more than 43 million copies sold, Madden NFL Football continues to stand out as the most popular football videogame franchise of all time with a combination of innovative new features and the most authentic football gameplay. Developed in Orlando, FL by EA Tiburon Madden NFL 06 will be available in August on the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, the Xbox® video game system from Microsoft, Nintendo GameCube™, Nintendo® DS, PC and Game Boy® Advance. For more information check out www.madden06.com.