Madden NFL 09 is an American football Wii and Nintendo DS video game and the 2009 edition of the popular Madden NFL series. The Wii version of the game is titled Madden NFL 09 All-Play, though not much is different compared to its Xbox 360, PlayStation 2, and PlayStation 3 counterparts. Madden NFL 09 and the All-Play version is part of the 20th anniversary of the Madden series. It is the first game in the series not to be released on the GameCube. Its predecessor, Madden NFL 08, was the final GameCube game.

Cover athlete

The retired cover athlete, Brett Favre, was revealed on April 24, 2008 via David Letterman. EA confirmed that, despite the fact that Brett had transferred to the New York Jets, he would wear his Packers jersey. However, on launch day, EA put downloadable covers of Favre on the internet that players could print off and place in the cover's jacket. The image of Brett on the Wii version of the game is different from every other version because of the All-Play title.

Breast cancer awareness edition

In October of 2008, EA announced that a breast cancer awareness edition of the game would be made available through Target.com and NHLShop.com. It includes include a removable pink ribbon and proceeds will be sent to Deanna Favre HOPE Foundation. October was decided as the month due to the fact that October is breast cancer awareness month.

Reception

The first review for the Wii version of Madden NFL 09 was an 8.6/10 from IGN.com's Bozon, receiving an Editor's Choice Award. Gameplay got an impressive 9/10.

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