With the release of Madden NFL 18 drawing closer, Microsoft has announced a Xbox One NFL 18 Bundle. As is usually the case, the Xbox One NFL 18 bundle features the 500GB Xbox One S console and will launch on 25th August. The bundle will cost 279USD and given the host of goodies included, the price feels justified.
Since this isn’t a limited edition console, the Xbox One S included in the bundle isn’t anything fancy and is just the normal console available from the market. However, the $280 price tag includes the 500GB white console; a standard edition copy of Madden NFL 18, 1-month subscription to Microsoft’s recently launched Xbox Game Pass service and 14 days of Xbox Live Gold. Apart from all these game related items, there is also a 20% discount code to be used on NFL shop.
The Xbox One NFL 18 bundle box also features the game’s cover star, Tom Brady with his #12 jersey so even the box is beautiful to look at in this case.
Whether game itself ends up being worth it or not remains to be seen as the game is scheduled to be released alongside the bundle on 25th August. A new commercial for Madden NFL 18 showed us some new gameplay mechanics as well as improvements to old ones such as target passing, new blocking and tackling system, coach adjustment and new mechanics for two team positions: Wide Receiver and Defensive Back.
For all intents and purposes, Madden NFL 18 is shaping up to be a great game and a worthy successor to the highly praised NFL 17. For the first time in franchise history, the game will also include a story mode similar to what happened in FIFA 17. The Madden NFL 18 story mode, titled Longshot, will feature Mahershala Ali as the father of the main character so you can expect some interesting drama in there.