Electronic Arts


said John Madden, the television analyst for "Monday Night Football," signed a multiyear agreement to continue to license his name for future versions of the Madden football video games.

Madden NFL '06, the newest iteration of the game line, will feature the name, voice and likeness of Madden. The game is scheduled for release on Aug. 9. Financial terms of the agreement weren't disclosed.

This is the 16th year of the Madden football franchise. The game will be available for six platforms, and the PlayStation Portable version will go on sale in September.

Shares of Electronic Arts were down 77 cents to $59.89.