On February 7th, EA Sports will be unveiling their newest football game....Arena Football. It is a licensed game of the league featuring the teams of the AFL [past and present] and the Arena Bowl.
The AFL game will feature all the pageantry of the league....the loud music, fireworks, rabid fans, etc. Korn will be doing a lot of the soundtrack for the game.
What won't be in the game is anmouncers. One of the great qualities of EA Sports games is that they are presented in a TV format that many of us are used to [announcers, instant replays, etc]. This game focuses more on the action of the field and the sounds that entails. It will be a noticeable difference with no commentary, so this is a risk that could backfire [especially if people end up prefering it].
The thing that is most amazing about this game is something called the "Telemetry". What this does is " instantly get real-time information about your opponent. An in-game telemetry system provides an immediate review of scoring history, passing tendencies, and player health allowing you to capitalize on your opponent’s weaknesses." Essentially guys will get dinged-up as the game goes along and could very well effect their play in the final quarter.
What this will do is show you how your players [or their players] are feeling. Maybe if you keep sending you WRs on deep routes, their legs will be a bit tired and this feature will show that to you. Or if someone takes a big hit....his percentages will go down and it will effect how he performs. And remember, most AFLers play on both sides.
So what to expect? Well, expect the Madden realistically structured football with the action of an NFL Street game. Should be pretty good.
Watch a trailer for it here: IGN: Arena Football