According to EA, Madden NFL 08 for DS will feature tweaked touch controls. Kicking, a problem with last year’s affair, has been overhauled and is “much better this year.” Meanwhile, you’ll be able to select players on defense or pass to receivers on offense simply by utilizing the touch pad.

This year’s title will include a paper football mode that EA promises is “… not only like the game you know and love, [but] we’ve added some nice twists you can use in the ultimate mode.”

On top of everything else, Madden NFL 08 boasts robust multiplayer modes. You’ll be able to play head-to-head against a friend using Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection or you can battle up to seven other players in local wireless modes.