Destructoid picked up an interesting difference between the Madden 09 PS3/Xbox 360 covers and the Wii cover. In the PS3 version Brett Favre (who is like a God to NFL fans) is all action and sporty.
However on the Wii side he looks more like a demented psychopath, which is apparently what happens when you force a big burly football star to smile. Anyway the question was asked of Peter Moore and apparently it was all his idea as he goes on to say
â€œBrett Favre was the best example. The intensity for Favre on the [non-Wii â€˜Madden 09′] cover â€” for me, it didn’t feel right for the experience I knew we were developing on Wii. So I said to the team everybody should smile on the Wii package. It embodies the experience. If you played â€˜Madden’ on the Wii and you’re playing with guys with the heads the size of five watermelons, it’s hard not to smile. We wanted to be able to deliver that experience on the packaging.â€
I’ll stick with the all action guy myself as that image on the left just scares meâ€¦
Souce: Destructoid[Give us a Wii smile laddie]
Last Updated: November 26, 2008
November 26, 2008 at 10:06
LOL…. a smiling football player! Umm yeah got to agree with you there lazy, that image is scary!
he is meant to be this tough dude! pfft kinda just shows that the Wii is infact not hardcore!
November 26, 2008 at 10:30
it’s not hardcore at all, I think this is going to be awesome! a little bit of differentiation never hurt anyone … ok maybe a couple of people should never have tried it, but I reckon this will work in the Wii’s favour
November 26, 2008 at 11:27
And our words for today kiddies – “Serial Rapist”
November 26, 2008 at 13:51
Good idea, bad execution
November 26, 2008 at 16:22
its a marketing scheme i reckon they know next to nobody is gonna buy it on wii so make it look fun and TA-DA you get a steriod muscular man trying to sell games… WITH A SMILE!
November 26, 2008 at 16:23
looks like his pointing at somebody and saying… I HAD YO MAMA LAST NIGHT!
November 27, 2008 at 09:12