Standalone version of NFL Head Coach 09 to be released after all

Here’s some good news for the few of you who actually wanted to put your football coaching skills to the test without springing for the 20th Anniversary Collector’s Edition of Madden NFL 09. Contrary to all information that we had hitherto heard, it turns out that EA will now be putting out NFL Head Coach 09 by itself. According to Peter Moore (and EA’s official news post on the game’s Web site), this was a direct result of fan feedback — nicely done, guys!

Unfortunately for football strategists looking to pick up the game, the standalone version won’t be out until three weeks after its release in the 20th Anniversary Collector’s Edition on August 12th. Look for NFL Head Coach 09 on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 to hit store shelves on September 2nd, the day after Labor Day, for $49.99. Yeah, I also think the price point is about ten bucks too high, but what are you going to do? It’s EA.

[Via Kotaku]

Samit Sarkar