Madden '08 Released

WILMINGTON -- Football fans in Wilmington and around the country are playing the latest version of the John Madden football video game.

Madden '08 was released at midnight.

There were lines at the Best Buy store in Wilmington last night, and many more customers on Tuesday.

This is the eighth installment of the popular video game series produced by EA sports.

The company says they have updated the cross-platform game with new moves, music and characters.

"Yeah, I'm very excited. This is like the best game. I think it's the best game to me for PS2. I collect all the Maddens so I'm real excited about this game," said Johnathon Sidbury.

Tennessee Titans quarterback Vince Young is on the cover of this year's game.

He is hoping to avoid the so-called "Madden jinx" after several players in recent years who have appeared on the cover have either gotten hurt or had sub-par seasons.