2006 holid-EA lineup revealed

Tiger takes his swings this October, NFL Street 3 announced for PlayStation 2, PSP; Half-Life Episode 2...not on the list?

Though it's only July, it's never too early to plan a holiday shopping list. Finding the right thing for the right person can be quite a chore, but if those on your list happen to be gamers, Electronic Arts has a few options to choose from. While most of the games on the list have been known about for some time, there were some new ones.

EA's grip on the pigskin continues not only with the recently released NFL Head Coach and the upcoming NCAA Football 07 and Madden NFL 07, but also with NFL Street 3 for the PlayStation 2 and PlayStation Portable. The over-the-top action of the series returns with new power-ups and game modifiers that can be snatched from the air to make the game extreme times two.

Also of note is a release period for Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07. The game, which will be released on the Xbox 360, Xbox, PlayStation 2, PSP, and PC, hits the links in October. A PlayStation 3 version is scheduled for release this fall, but it is currently unclear whether it will be a launch title or not.

Speaking of launch titles, NBA Live 07 for the PS3 was not included on EA's release schedule, but it has been confirmed by an EA rep to be a launch title for Sony's next-gen system.

Though it was previously revealed by online retailers, EA has also confirmed that the PSP version of The Godfather will be named The Godfather: Mob Wars and will have an exclusive mode called...yep, Mob Wars. EA describes the mode as "a turf war" where gamers maneuver mobsters and "play the right cards to take control of NYC one territory at a time."

Curiously, one of the most anticipated PC games EA will distribute, Half-Life 2: Episode Two, was not on the list--previously, the game was pegged for a fourth-quarter 2006 release. Nor was any mention made of the widely rumored Xbox 360 version of Half-Life 2. EA did not return requests for comment as of press time.

For more information on all the games, check back tomorrow for GameSpot's coverage of EA's press event.

The full list of EA's holiday lineup is below (all dates 2006).

Madden NFL 07
Xbox 360, Xbox, PS2, GameCube, PSP, PC, DS, GBA--August
PS3, Wii--2006

NASCAR 07
Xbox, PS2--September

NASCAR
PSP-September

NBA Live 07
Xbox 360, Xbox, PS2, PSP, PC--Fall
PS3--November 17

NCAA Football 07
PS2, Xbox, Xbox 360, PSP--July

NFL Street 3
PS2, PSP--2006

NHL 07
PS2, PSP, Xbox 360, Xbox, PC--September

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07
Xbox 360, Xbox, PS2, PSP, PC--October
PS3--Fall

The Godfather: The Game
Xbox 360--September

The Godfather: Mob Wars
PSP--September

Need for Speed Carbon
Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, PS2, Xbox, GameCube, DS, GBA, PSP, PC--Fall

Battlefield 2142
PC--Fall

Superman Returns: The Videogame
Xbox 360, PS2, Xbox, PSP, DS, GBA--Fall

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117 comments
dryden555
dryden555

no new gameplay -- just sequels, ports and movie tie-ins.

vicky4
vicky4

I think the game should be able for gamecube.

nuttah1987
nuttah1987

who cares, as long as ea come out with plenty of ps3 games............. long live ea sports

blink-jfg
blink-jfg

The Rest Of The Need For Speed Games Were Great And They Only Get Better

Blazey7
Blazey7

I cant wait for NFS Carbon,NFL Street 3,Madden 07, and NCAA is just around the corner.

jacpac9511
jacpac9511

ok first of all, anyone who is complaining about too many sequals: they're freakin sports games!! how do you make anything but a sequal?!?! And to all of the people asking "where is this game that i want really badly but doesn't happen to be on this list?" if you'd read more closely you would see that these are only 2006 games and your beloved game is probably coming out in 07 (specifically nascar 07 and any wii game). For everyone hating on sports games, forget you and your final fantasy and warcraft. sports games are probably the best selling genre of games out there and if you don't like them, go write on some other message board b/c we all know ea is primarily known for their sports games.

skater13148
skater13148

NFS Carbon....i cant wait 2 play tat....n seriously whre is Fifa07...?

wenbin09
wenbin09

Looking forward to NFS: Carbon... but why Fifa 07 wasn't in it? No news from EA also regarding the game? No screenshots, no trailers? why?

FrostyMilk
FrostyMilk

Episode 2 may be worth a wait with Portal and TF2 coming with it.

BlueFrisky
BlueFrisky

Where the hell is Fifa 07?! oh come on

Heathcliff
Heathcliff

I don't like Madden, and I don't like Need for Speed! . . . I want Superman for GameCube!!!

faizali86
faizali86

mostly sports games, not much to look forward to except nfs carbon.

RudeYeT1
RudeYeT1

i just hate ea give espn the rights to a football game again there games were amazing and only 20 bucks haha we are afraid of sports if we dont like ea i like that idiot he made me laugh

faridmon
faridmon

sport that has no intrest to me (where is FIFA, but Pro Evolution Soccer is ggod for me), games with epesodic content that are waful (to me atleast) and a game that focuses on future when it did best at presence. and yeah street racing that is just for casual. so in easy way to say this is: this laen up is crap.

sarges24
sarges24

have always looked forward to madden until 2004... 2005+ suck, and EA needs to take the Tiburon team off the case... EA Sports is the definition of casual gamer and they've been making lackluster, mediocre titles for a couple years now... bring me a Madden worth buying again, for that matter bring me a new Madden engine that actually plays like Football and not an arcade game...

LordelX
LordelX

Adultgmr77 says: "It looks as though most of you video gamers aren't sports fans AT ALL. You guys are crazy, if you enjoy watching/participating in football you have always waited for Madden/NCAA football every year. People rip these sports games from EA or any other developers and say they are not very entertaining video games. According to most post on this website and others, video gamers guys hate sports (majority). You guys must have been dreading P.E. in high school and never participatied in sports in school. Hey I just bringing to the forefront that not ALL video gamers can't wait for Legend of Zelda, HALO, God of War, sports game sell VERY well every year due to the fact sports fans enjoy video game sports. Get over it video game nerds. Go outside and get some exercise, pull yourselves away from the T.V./Console/P.C. and get in some REAL activities BESIDES video games. I LOVE video games but I am a very avid sports fan as well and very much enjoy sports in reality and virtual reality, but some of you guys need to open your eyes to why EA releases so many sports games every year. Sports are EXTREMELY influential and popular, and some of you need some exercise and also socialize with people besides when you play online." Awesome rant. Yeah, I agree with some of what you say. People love to hate EA because it's easy to do the same thing everyone else is doing. But EA offers the best sports games on the market, hands down. The only sports where they don't offer the best titles on the market are soccer, golf and tennis. They make the best sports in every other traditional sport category. Even before any exclusive licensing agreements. Hate EA if you must, but don't put down their sports titles. The are of excellent quality and saying anything else than that simply isn't true.

metdevthegamer
metdevthegamer

Same sh*t, different year. That should be EA's motto. Looking forward to Madden Wii.

jester_gcr
jester_gcr

No NASCAR for PC. Good thing I still have NASCAR Racing 2003.

decebal
decebal

Only sequels... SAD. And they are not even sequels to original games. They are sequels to sequels of other sequels that were sequels before most of you were even born. Depressing.

decebal
decebal

So they have 13 games. Interesting... they are all sequels.

rainbowfan
rainbowfan

So when do we get some more info on Superman Returns?

mad_max01
mad_max01

Anyone notice how sad and tired EAs line-up is? It's like all the sequels, are so worn that they have no soul behind them. The only game hard-core gamers are gonna get are two if that. BF 2142 (we didn't expect the ice)

Sonic2batt
Sonic2batt

ok Sega, Wii is ready for your sports franchises, as EA is doing its typical Nintendo neglect.

azizrulez
azizrulez

im looking forward to only BF 2142 and NFS carbon rest are all crap

represent32
represent32

all the college games come out in january

govinator07
govinator07

i agree with Adultgmr77 and Shingo..... people need to get out of VR and get into reality........ EA makes very good games (to me)........ but come on they are gonna keep making them because sports games and other games tickle peoples fancy because its a step out of reality into a world where you can play as anything you want.......as for the lineup...... what much more do you expect from EA.... I also agree with CThrash13..... whats with the NCAA March Madness 07..... i dotn know why they would stop making that series...... i bet it could beat College Hoops 2K6....... so some more info on that would be nice

777rak
777rak

I wish NBA live was either on the DS or Game CUbe

MarylandTerpFan
MarylandTerpFan

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BIGDEE06
BIGDEE06

Looks like a good lineup to me! Why is everyone so mad?! what else did you expect?!

Hoennhyruleguy
Hoennhyruleguy

I guess there ain't gonna be no more basketball on GameCube...

jeebs213
jeebs213

EA doesn't deserve to publish anything with the name "Half-Life" in it

CThrash13
CThrash13

I would definitely like to know if NCAA March Madness 07 is being made for any system this year. I was hoping to get it for the XBox 360, but after looking at this list, we may not get it on any system. A little clarification on that wouldn't hurt.

Shingo
Shingo

I agree w/ Adultgmr77

crippla87
crippla87

I dont think its that they are afriad of sports games, its that EA seems to nowadays make only sports games. Also to note, EA is relying a little bit to much on franchises that they have already established and not much new material.

Adultgmr77
Adultgmr77

It looks as though most of you video gamers aren't sports fans AT ALL. You guys are crazy, if you enjoy watching/participating in football you have always waited for Madden/NCAA football every year. People rip these sports games from EA or any other developers and say they are not very entertaining video games. According to most post on this website and others, video gamers guys hate sports (majority). You guys must have been dreading P.E. in high school and never participatied in sports in school. Hey I just bringing to the forefront that not ALL video gamers can't wait for Legend of Zelda, HALO, God of War, sports game sell VERY well every year due to the fact sports fans enjoy video game sports. Get over it video game nerds. Go outside and get some exercise, pull yourselves away from the T.V./Console/P.C. and get in some REAL activities BESIDES video games. I LOVE video games but I am a very avid sports fan as well and very much enjoy sports in reality and virtual reality, but some of you guys need to open your eyes to why EA releases so many sports games every year. Sports are EXTREMELY influential and popular, and some of you need some exercise and also socialize with people besides when you play online.

FJOJR
FJOJR

Madden Wii is the first NFL game I'm looking forward to playing from EA ever. The 2K games were better.

runelord_1
runelord_1

Other than football and NFS nothing that excite me for my 360

RudeYeT1
RudeYeT1

so when are we going to stop EA from making games

K1LLSWITCH
K1LLSWITCH

Great. Thats what the world needs now is another God Father game God Father: Mob Wars - EA describes the mode as "a turf war" where gamers maneuver mobsters and "play the right cards to take control of NYC one territory at a time." I'm probably taking this the wrong way but did he say 'play the right cards?' What is this game going to be, Metal Gear Acid?

lbeyer20
lbeyer20

were is the wii games, only madden and NFS carbon WTF

jusj35
jusj35

All the sports games look cool, but where are the other genres?

PazUSA
PazUSA

This goes out to Paz. Isnt it EA who makes battlefield, The Godfather, and all of the Medal of honor games, to name a few. I dont think they are rated E. Point taken, and not to sound like a voilence freak here, but aren't they pretty lame games from a "realism" standpoint? I haven't played Godfather so I have no opinion on that but I wasn't impressed with Battlefield and MOH has been awful boring for years

thekey
thekey

Other than Madden this is a pretty crappy line up.

Psycho_Teen
Psycho_Teen

No next gen nfl street wtf and i want nba street 4 oh and superman is gona kick ass

Hicks316
Hicks316

This goes out to Paz. Isnt it EA who makes battlefield, The Godfather, and all of the Medal of honor games, to name a few. I dont think they are rated E.