It's here. The demo for EA Sports' Madden NFL 13 has hit the Xbox LIVE Marketplace as of about 3:00 a.m. pacific time. The demo is expected to be on the Playstation Network later on Tuesday, as that network updates in the afternoon. The demo features a rematch of last season's NFC Championship game between the San Francisco 49ers and the New York Giants.
Predictably, EA has been hyping up this year's Madden for some time, but there's actually been ... a little bit less hype this time around. It seems like the company has been focusing more on actually adding significant changes as opposed to hyping next-to-useless ones like they have been in recent years. The game could very well be disappointing for many, but at this point, less appears to be more for the Madden franchise.
You can find a link to download it directly from the Xbox Marketplace here - it will go straight to your console after you log in. The demo also features a matchup between the Seattle Seahawks and Washington Redskins, for whatever reason. It's been awhile since 49ers fans got to play as their team in the demo - so give it a try and let us know what you think on Twitter at @sbnbayarea or @JamesBradySBN for a chance to win a free copy of the full game upon release.