The Madden 15 release date is days away and there are several exciting new Madden details that gamers need to know to get ready for the return of Madden to gaming consoles across the nation.
New details about playing Madden 15 early and just what you can expect from a variety of retailers this fall are part of this Madden 15 release date update.
We also take a look at the exciting new Madden 15 features that games will get to take control of very soon. We even discovered the Madden 15 deal from last week continues so you can get it for just $15 after trade, coupons and rewards.
There is no Madden 15 demo release this year, but if you are an EA Access subscriber you can play Madden 15 early, and it’s not just a demo.
Here’s what you need to know about the Madden 15 release to hit the ground running as soon as you can play as soon as your copy arrives.
Madden 15 Release Date & Details
The Madden 15 release date is August 26th for all gamers in the U.S. This includes the standard edition and the Madden 15 Ultimate Team edition that is $10 more with added players for your MUT 15 sessions. This initial Madden 15 release date is for the Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4 and PS3. There is no PC or Wii U Madden 15 release date planned at this time. At the release you can buy Madden 15 on disc or as a digital game on systems that support this.
The Madden 15 release arrives with a big push for the Ultimate Edition. This costs $10 more than the standard version but includes $30 in added Madden Ultimate Team packs plus a draft pack. This is an essential add on if you plan to play the new and improved Madden 15 Ultimate Team mode. Most players that want to go far in Madden Ultimate Team will spend real money in the game, and this is a cheaper way to get better players. You don’t get all 30 MUT player packs at once, so you won’t start the season with the best team on the planet, but you will receive new players each week.
If you pre-order Madden 15 from Amazon you get $15 in added Madden Ultimate Team packs included with the standard edition. The same deal is available at GameStop and Best Buy. Here are links to order for Madden 15 release day delivery.
The Madden 15 deals continue in the run up to the Madden 15 release date, including up to $35 for the Madden 25 trade in at Best Buy. This deal continues through August 23rd with $25 in Madden 25 trade in on PS4 or Xbox One and a $10 coupon towards Madden 15 that is good through August 30th. Xbox 360 and PS3 Madden 25 trade in values are $15 plus the $10 coupon. Best Buy also offers a $10 reward certificate after you pay for the pre-order that you can use towards another game.
Midnight Madden 15 Release Date Events
If you cannot wait for morning to arrive to get your fix of Madden 15, especially with school or work in the way, you can go to a midnight Madden 15 release date event to start playing earlier. Depending where you go you can also take part in events and even play Madden 15 early.
Nearly all GameStop locations will offer a Midnight Madden 15 release date event for customers to come in at 9PM and get the paperwork out-of-the-way. At 12:01 AM GameStop will hand out Madden 15 to customers and remain open until 12:30 to make sure everyone gets their copy of Madden. You can check out more details and confirm that your store is participating at GameStop.
Best Buy also offers a midnight Madden 15 release date series of events, but not at every store. Only six stores in Ohio are part of this and many states offer a similar sparse offering. You can check locations at Best Buy.
Madden 15 EA Access Release Date & Details
If you are on the Xbox One and you have $4.99 to spare you the Madden 15 release will come early. EA Access offers early access to EA games, promising up to five days of play ahead of the release, and the progress carries over.
EA Access is not offering a Madden 15 demo, but early access to the full Madden 15 release. If you are a subscriber for $5 a month or $30 a year you can play Madden 15 up to five days early with a seamless transition to the Madden 15 release. You also get 10% off your digital EA purchases including the full Madden 15 game and in-game purchases.
Although we don’t have confirmation of the early Madden 15 release date, GameStop will let players come in to play Madden 15 starting on August 22nd, which makes us think that EA will deliver the digital download for EA Access by Friday, giving players a weekend of play before the official Madden 15 release date.
Digital Madden 15 Release Date Details
Although we expect a digital Madden 15 release ate that matches the physical version there are still things that are missing.
On the Xbox One there is no listing for the Madden 15 or Madden 15 Ultimate Edition digital downloads. There are no pre-orders on the Xbox One at this time, so it is likely that these will show up on the 25th or 26th. Based on past releases expect the digital Madden 15 release to arrive at midnight Pacific, or 3AM eastern. It’s not clear if the Xbox One digital Madden 15 release will include the Ultimate Team edition yet.
The PS4 Madden 15 digital download is available to pre-order, but only the standard edition. It would be surprising to see EA and Sony skip on offering a digital Madden 15 Ultimate edition on the PlayStation Store, but so far there is no option to pre-order and pre-load.
Digital games on the PS4 allow gamers to download it about a day early and it will then unlock at midnight eastern for gamers to play.