While NCAA Football 12 was a fun game of football (wait, I’m not done yet), it stumbled throughout the year due to various misfires like the now-infamous “Transfer Failed” Online Dynasty bug that stopped previously healthy leagues dead in their tracks. While unfortunate, I’m letting bygones be bygones, which brings me to NCAA Football 13. This year’s foray into the college football world adds new features and builds upon others as evidenced by the official EA SPORTS Playbook released recently. What the Playbook does is line up what will be discussed on a specific day (spoilers are few and far between, but if you want to be completely surprised don’t say I didn’t warn you) without getting too much into details just yet. Here’s what’s on tap so far:
Playbook #1: Sights & Sounds (April 2)
Revel in the pageantry of college football game days with NCAA Football 13. Featuring new team run-outs, mascots and pre-game traditions along with significantly enhanced audio and new trophy presentations, NCAA Football 13 will deliver the passion and excitement of college football to fans across the nation.
Playbook #2: Gameplay (April 17)
With a new passing system that changes the way quarterbacks and receivers play and respond, combined with a new read and react defensive AI system, NCAA Football 13 delivers greater realism on the virtual gridiron.
Playbook #3: Dynasty (May 7)
Game days come to life with mid-game updates featuring a new studio analyst, plus enhanced commentary from NCAA Football veterans Kirk Herbstreit and Brad Nessler. Recruiting now goes deeper than ever with the addition of dynamic grades and the ability to scout players. Plus, there are even more ways to interact with your Dynasty from the web.
Playbook #4: Heisman Challenge (May 28)
There are familiar faces on the field in NCAA Football 13, which now features a selection of former Heisman Trophy winners. With the new Heisman Challenge mode, fans have the ability to utilize the skill set of a legendary Heisman Trophy winner in a quest to match his award-winning historical performances and win the Heisman trophy once again.
Playbook #5: Road to Glory (June 11)
The experience of being a college football superstar is now even more exciting with a new feature in Road to Glory that allows players to see and feel the game differently during key moments, increasing on-field awareness and creating amazing opportunities.
While I’m most looking forward to Dynasty and Road to Glory’s Playbooks, the Heisman Challenge has the potential to skyrocket to my favorite mode. Which feature(s) are you looking forward to seeing more about in NCAA Football 13? Leave a comment below or let us know in our forums!