Today dur­ing EA’s EA Play E3 event a new trail­er show­cas­ing Mad­den 18’s sto­ry mode of sorts, titled “Long­shot”.

You play as an aspir­ing foot­ball play­er try­ing to make it in the NFL, but strug­gling to do so, fol­low­ing the play­er as he trains, strug­gles and pro­gress­es to com­pete at the high­est lev­el. Fea­tur­ing award win­ning actor Maher­sha­la Ali and what looks like some good sto­ry telling, Long­shot looks like it can bring at least a few hours of enter­tain­ment along side the return­ing fran­chise and ulti­mate team modes.

The trail­er also shows 2  licensed col­lege foot­ball teams, Ore­gon and Texas. This could mean col­lege foot­ball might have quite a bit to do with Mad­den 18’s sto­ry mode. Its very refresh­ing to see the return of col­lege foot­ball, at least in some capac­i­ty. NCAA foot­ball has­n’t been seen on con­soles since 2014 when EA can­celed that year’s entry and put the entire fran­chise on hold due to a law­suit

Long­shot looks very sim­i­lar to FIFA’s jour­ney mode. EA con­firmed Jour­ney is return­ing to FIFA 18 and that Pro­tag­o­nist Alex Hunter might be head­ing to the US to play MLS.

Check out our write up on the oth­er fea­tures com­ing and return­ing to Mad­den 18. 

Are you plan­ning to pick up Mad­den 18? What made you choose to buy it?