maddenmobileiconEA's Madden NFL Mobile was only just officially unveiled yesterday, with a planned release date of August 26th alongside its console big brothers. However, it looks like EA is hoping to do a quick test launch of the game and get some early feedback, as Madden Mobile went live in the Canadian App Store as part of a soft-launch earlier today.

The good news? Madden NFL Mobile looks very lovely, graphics-wise. The bad news? Well, like last year's release, this new Madden NFL Mobile is a free to play game, complete with all the typical trappings like in-game currency and a stamina meter. That doesn't necessarily mean it will be as bad as last year's Madden, but it's not looking good.

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I'll reserve final judgement until the worldwide release, however, if you have access to a Canadian App Store account you can check out Madden NFL Mobile yourself for free with the link below, and check in on the forums for more impressions. If you're not able to check out the soft-launch version, look for the worldwide release of Madden NFL Mobile on August 26th.

Canadian App Store Link: Madden NFL Mobile, Free (Universal)

  • ImJPaul

    EA. I hate you, man.

    • Themostunclean

      Yeah. I'm glad Sony is refusing to let them put their subscription service on Playstation consoles. They want people to pay to demo their games and it sets a bad precedent for other publishers to do the same.

    • JJE McManus

      Let's be honest. Their FTP schemes will continue so long as we buy ANY of their product. Stop supporting EA regardless of the IP.

      • Stormourner

        EA support will not stop as long as the new people are around

  • spsummer

    Here we go, let the praise begin.

  • kevin8977

    God dam it EA.

  • GaZ-OiD

    Free used to be such a wonderful word!! The gaming industry has turn that on its head and become a word to loath and dread. You can stick F2P games where the sun don't shine as far as I'm concerned...... GaZ

    • Jake7905

      That's the work of advertising; it's marketing by the subversion of words in attempt to camouflage the real product. The games are technically "free", even though any App Store user knows the only guaranteed free part of a free-to-play game is the download. It's kind of like Pop Tarts claiming that they're "Made with Real Fruit!". Fruit's still good, but fruity Pop Tart's suck. So what I'm saying is, free's still good, but freemium games suck.

      • bababewey

        How dare you talk shit about pop tarts.

      • Jake7905

        Hey, it's pretty much what they're made of.

      • ducksFANjason

        Excuse me? Fruity pop tarts suck!? Are you high?! If not, then you're doing it wrong...

    • Stormourner

      that's why free games are different, free games are free while the others are freemium, people should not call the freemium games free so freemium games are freemium not free

  • Todd P.

    I'm the Green Bay Packers and Josh McCown is my QB. What the heck. This is not in the least bit a football game.

    • ImJPaul

      McCown was the starter for the Bears after Cutler went down and now the starter for Tampa Bay. Makes total sense. I bet Green Bay WISHES they had someone as talented as him...all they have is this guy named Aaron Rodgers. Never heard of him. Probably totally not elite at all.

      • ducksFANjason

        Aaron Rogers? You've never heard of him?! Isn't that that A-rod guy I've heard so much about...?

  • DuckyShot

    Surprise, surprise

  • sivad

    EA mobile marketing team has to be the biggest bunch of morons that ever walked the earth... If anyone supports this crap, you are feeding into this and it will never change.

  • NickyNichols

    Uh-oh bring out the pitchforks, kids! EA just released a f2p!

  • Jakeopp

    What a shocker

  • {SQUEEK}

    Will there be a regular football game for mobile again? You know pay $6-20 dollars for a real game with real seasons or dynasty mode? I got sucked into the first f2p but then when they released next years you had to start all over... Never again.

    I will play on my playstation instead.

  • worldcitizen1919

    Same here SQUEEK I played and put $$ into the first one and was high up then they pulled it only to release an identical game last year. Never again. I want like you and everyone a $10-$20 complete full NFL season mode game without crap IAP.

  • MikeWD

    I really want an iOS NHL game. A new NHL game with updated rosters and teams (Sorry 2K11). But if EA is doing FTP for everything they do... I (as the rest of Canada) should just pack up and go home now.

  • spsummer

    I wish someone would release the original TecmoBowl. I loved that game.

  • PureRumble

    Shocking revelation...

    I think we all need to sit down to calm ourselves and let this unprecedented event to settle in our minds.

  • Speedster117

    CALLED IT! I win.

  • curtisrshideler

    All the more reason to keep playing my soccer games. If you thought you'd win me back over to American Football with this, EA, you won't. But as long as I can pay a premium price for FIFA... I guess you'll still get a piece of my wallet. But you could've had more!

  • jForsythe

    EA are like The Kardashians so much hate for them yet they are still a success despite all that hate.
    Crazy little old world we live in.