New trailer shows better graphics, new features

EA Sports released a new trailer for Madden NFL 18, showing off new game modes, features and a lot of crushing tackles.

Madden NFL 18 launches on Aug. 25. The newest edition to the football video game franchise features target passing and blocking controls. Players can also take advantage of new wide receiver and defensive back mechanics. New game modes include: arcade, simulation and competitive.

The 59-second trailer begins with an aerial shot of the Seattle Seahawks' home stadium, CenturyLink Field. A raucous crowd cheers under the stadium lights and fireworks as the Seahawks' Kam Chancellor runs onto the field.

Buffalo Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor and Oakland Raiders star Khalil Mack are also introduced before the screen cuts to New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady scanning through his progressions. Brady then rifles in a touchdown pass to Julian Edelman against the Bills' defense.

The next play features Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott completing a pass for a first down to wide receiver Dez Bryant against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson and Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Norman follow that up with a couple of one-handed catches, before the cameras catch Eli Manning throwing deep to New York Giants star Odell Beckham Jr.

Defenders dominate the second half of the clip with Von Miller, Luke Kuechly and J.J. Watt making plays.

Brady is the cover star for this year's Madden. Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski graced the cover of Madden NFL 17.