Game People writes: "It's notable that this off-season release is very rare for the Madden franchise, normally driven by its yearly cycle. In a move we saw in Lego Star Wars 3DS (and that is likely to become commonplace for initial 3DS franchise releases) this is essentially the Wii game shrunk down a little.
And actually, the amount of shrinking seems to be minimal. The game includes all the latest Madden features. 32 teams and stadiums, three types of play-calling, GameFlow automation to help pick the best plays and a fast-paced 5-on-5 mode."