In case you aren’t up-to-date, EA Sports is doing their video game covers a bit differently this year. The 360, Wii, and PS3 versions of NCAA Football 09 will each have their own covers, while the PS2 and PSP versions will feature the same athlete. EA is staggering the announcements; the first cover to be revealed was that of the 360 version of the game — so Darren McFadden’s fans are already satisfied.
The Wii version’s cover was put up to a vote, and after 700,000 votes were tallied, the winner was announced today. The man who will grace the cover is ... (pause for effect) ... Sparty the Spartan!
If you’re scratching your head as to who (or what) “Sparty” is, he’s the mascot for the Michigan State Spartans. EA has included an in-game rendering of Sparty (check the gallery) along with the official press release (check the jump) for your viewing pleasure.
In addition to a brief bio, the press spiel includes some Wii-specific details: the game “will focus on a more stylized gameplay” and “will feature EA SPORTS Family Play controls”. I can’t wait. All five versions of NCAA Football 09 are set for release this July. You can head over to the official website for the Wii version to see the actual Wii box art.