Friday, January 14, 2022

Madden 22 Adds Rugrats and TMNT in New Nickelodeon Crossover Event

Two classic franchises are bringing some new content to the game!


Madden 22 has announced a new Nickelodeon crossover is coming to the game, and this time they're bringing the Rugrats and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to the virtual gridiron!

Here's everything we currently know about the new Nickelodeon content hitting Madden 22 and which game modes it could affect.

Madden 22 reveals Nickelodeon crossover for second-straight year

Madden 22 and Nickelodeon, as well as the NFL and Nickelodeon, have decided to once again embrace nostalgia with their partnership.

Last year, we saw this happen for the first time as Madden 21 teamed up with SpongeBob to bring plenty of new content to The Yard.


That included several new challenge types in The Yard, new gear for your custom player to wear, and a Bikini Bottom inspired arena.

During last year's crossover, players could check out a SpongeBob-inspired Reef-Top location in The Yard. By completing challenges, players could unlock exclusive gear based on the series. There were also new modes for the game, such as The Flying Dutchman's Ghostly Grab, Sandy's Rocket Arm Rally, and The Goo Lagoon Bowl.


Now, they appear to be channeling that same spirit as Nickelodeon prepares to present an NFL Wild Card game between the Cowboys and 49ers on Nickelodeon on Jan. 16 with their own special style of effects.

With that game coming this weekend, players won't have to wait long as all the new Nickelodeon content is landing this Friday, January 14, 2022.

When making the announcement of the Nickelodeon return, EA teased that Rugrats and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles would be the focus.

TMNT and Rugrats will bring new content to Madden 22

While last year's new content was entirely SpongeBob themed, it looks like we're getting a pair of nostalgic arrivals in Madden 22.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Rugrats are two of Nickelodeon's most beloved franchises, and they've seen success with plenty of reboots and revivals since then.

Now both classic franchises are hitting Madden 22, and one thing we can almost guarantee is new content for The Yard.

This will likely mean challenges, gear, and arenas that are both Rugrats and TMNT themed for The Yard.

There's also the possibility that they'll ooze their way over to Madden 22 Ultimate Team, which didn't get much Nickelodeon love last time. MUT 22 is at a transition point right now as Zero Chill just wrapped up and Team of the Year voting has just kicked off. They just dropped the final Team of the Week lineups and likely have Playoffs, Pro Bowl, and Super Bowl promos waiting in the wings, but a Nickelodeon one could be very fun.

It's a safe bet this year's promotion will offer something similar to last year, but it's hard to say just how different this year's theme will be. We could see last year's modes slightly altered to reflect the different properties, or we could see new ones altogether.

Ultimate Team promos can shine when they get creative and also bring good quality players, so there's a lot of potential here if they go all out with the Nickelodeon content in Madden 22.

All will be revealed on January 14!

Update (1/14) - EA Sports is bringing back the content from last year's SpongeBob takeover in Madden's The Yard mode and adding new gear based on other Nick shows like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Rugrats. The new event is called Nickelodeon Slime Time, named after the network's NFL Slimetime series, and features a Nickelodeon-inspired field adored with things like SpongeBob's pineapple house and the Krusty Krab.


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Originally published: January 12, 2022 at 22:37 GMT.

Original source: RealSport101; Additional sources: ComicBook.com, GameSpot.

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