EA piles on E3 lineup

Publisher slots in more than 30 titles from its holiday 2008 slate for next week's expo; highlights include Dead Space, Mirror's Edge, Spore, Warhammer Online, Rock Band 2, Left 4 Dead.

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Today, Activision and Vivendi Games dotted the last i in a long-in-the-making business combination that will effectively create a new leader in the third-party game software publishing business. However, with Activision Blizzard set to skip out on this year's E3 Media & Business Summit, Electronic Arts will still be the big kahuna at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Living up that title, the publisher said that that it will have a whopping 30-plus games on show from its holiday 2008 lineup. Perennial sports favorites, such as Madden NFL, NCAA Football, Tiger Woods PGA Tour, and NBA Live will, of course, be on show, but EA also has an extensive lineup of new properties it will have on offer. New IPs on display include EA Dice's first-person parkour-inspired action game Mirror's Edge, EA Redwood Shores' survival horror game Dead Space, and EA Maxis' much-anticipated sim-everything Spore.

Other highlights from EA's E3 presence include EA Mythic's long-in-development massively multiplayer online role-playing game Warhammer Online, which was finally dated for release later this year. EA-owned Pandemic will have a pair of titles on hand: the oft-delayed Mercenaries 2 and The Lord of the Rings: Conquest, a new action adventure based on Peter Jackson's J.R.R. Tolkien-inspired films.

EA Partners will also be well represented at the show. Crytek's Crysis Warhead, a spin-off to last year's critically acclaimed PC shooter, will join Left 4 Dead, a survival horror shooter from Valve-owned Turtle Rock Studios. The Harmonix-developed, MTV Games-published, EA-distributed Rock Band 2, which will lead on the Xbox 360 this September, will also be part of EA's cavalcade.

EA's exhibition lineup for this year's E3 is listed below.

Dead Space - 360, PS3, PC - EA Redwood Shores
FaceBreaker - 360, PS3, Wii - EA Canada
Hasbro Family Game Night - Wii, PS2 - EA Casual
Littlest Pet Shop - Wii, DS, PC - EA Casual
Madden NFL 09 - 360, Xbox, PS3, PS2, PSP, Wii, DS - EA Tiburon
Mercenaries 2: World in Flames - 360, PS3, PS2, PC - Pandemic
Mirror's Edge - 360, PS3, PC - EA DICE
Scrabble - EA Mobile
Sudoku - EA Mobile
Tetris - EA Mobile
Spore - EA Mobile
Monopoly - EA Mobile
Yahtzee! - EA Mobile
Wolfenstein RPG - EA Mobile
Tetris POP - EA Mobile
Kung Fu Panda - EA Mobile
The Sims 2 Apartment Pets - DS - EA Redwood Shores
Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 09- 360, PS3, PS2, PSP, Wii - EA Tiburon
Zubo - DS - EA Bright Light
MySims - PC - EA Redwood Shores
MySims Kingdom - Wii, DS - EA Redwood Shores
Spore - PC - EA Maxis
Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning - PC - EA Mythic
Command & Conquer Red Alert 3 - 360, PC - EALA
Crysis Warhead - PC - Crytek
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - 360, PS3, PS2, PSP, Wii, DS, PC, Mac, Mobile - EA Bright Light
The Lord of the Rings: Conquest - 360, PS3, PC, DS - Pandemic
SimCity Creator - Wii - EA Redwood Shores
NBA Live 09 - 360, PS3, PS2, PSP, Wii - EA Canada
NCAA Football 09 - 360, PS3, PS2, PSP, Wii - EA Tiburon
Skate It - Wii, DS - EA Black Box and EA Montreal
Rock Band 2 - 360 - Harmonix
Left 4 Dead - 360, PC - Valve

Discussion

147 comments
spacecat
spacecat

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B-boy
B-boy

what about battlefied 3

lonewolf1044
lonewolf1044

yomama15, What you talking about. Blizzard is one of the best companies that put out good games. I can't wait for Diablo 3 even though I was trying to figure out on how they were going to pull it off.

willripyouanew1
willripyouanew1

Half of those titles are casual games oh and by the way..screw spore!

SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

Out of all of those games listed, Spore is the only one I'm interested in.

mute4
mute4

I wanna see more about Mirrors Edge!!

JimmyCos
JimmyCos

yomama15: go back to school

yomama15
yomama15

Spore will be awesome!!! WOW sucks so much ass!!! Starcraft is over rated!!! Diablo is good to and I hope SC 2 does'nt have the same annoyingly gay and **** up interface problkems as the first and its gay expansion(I liked thestrories in both though, but it was nearly un **** playable.)

bioshock91
bioshock91

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jason19
jason19

that games sure be like 39 to bay games made us walit sind 203 to ship in usa we live come been like send mach be out sure low prist made up pay demo

pidow
pidow

Only four for me out of this list will due me just fine.

MindsEye13
MindsEye13

To accuse a video game company of rushing games for Christmas profits is simply just cruel. They would NEVER do such a thing, THORINATOR!! You are so jaded!! Now if you'll excuse me, I have to pick up my big bag of money from EA for posting this comment on their behalf and have a scalding hot shower to scrub away my guilt!

THORINATOR
THORINATOR

Alot of good games in this list...hope they're not just rushing them for the sake of Christmas profits! Looking forward to LOTR: Conquest, Dead space & Mercenaries! Loads of great looking games on the way, Can't wait!

uberjannie
uberjannie

Ive saved up a lot of money to buy these games : Left 4 Dead Spore (PC) Dead Space Mirror's Edge Mercenaries 2 Command & Conquer Red Alert 3

grimg
grimg

lol at all those mobile games taking up a few slots to make the 30 :P what happened to the good games? cept mercenaries and a select few. what about having a decent non-series wrecking need for speed for example? =]

rachkovsky
rachkovsky

ahhh just like the the good ol days and 2007 christmas

Zoomer30
Zoomer30

E3 is now to be known as The 360 Expo, By EA :lol:

jasonbarbour
jasonbarbour

No it is not true, The PS3 will get rockband in the fall, while the 360 will receive it as a timed exclusive in ?september? - i think. As for whch is better - well thats an opinion - I personally hate both and stay away from these games - though one of them has more stuff (the new ones I mean - rockband obviously had more when it comes to the current versions) -Both will now have guitars, drums, a singing thing, and "cymbls" n'whatnot...

combatsoldier
combatsoldier

Man I cant wait for dead space. Is it true that 360 is the only console to have rockband. ALso guys im confused. Witch is better, rock band or guitar hero. Please pm.

truenextgen
truenextgen

Whens the last time the sims really intrested you, and was any good. Ever since the urbs, its gotten stupid. And you have to admit guitar hero and RB are kinda loosing their touch some.

CasinoOutlaw247
CasinoOutlaw247

I think "PILE" was the correct term for all this....

thenephariouson
thenephariouson

Left 4 Dead, Dead Space, thats it for me, wheres FNR4?

alcangel_pa
alcangel_pa

ohhhhhh man y the dont put gears of war for ps3 damm they are so LAME

-Desalbert-
-Desalbert-

Yes! Quite excited to see some of the finalities of Spore! :D

enoslives7
enoslives7

Its too bad EA bought the rights to Warhammer. EA is such a crap-factory, they will probably ruin Warhammer's good name.

hotrider12
hotrider12

what about need for speed undercover a$$ hoes

Takibi
Takibi

Going all out ??

funnysplay
funnysplay

Huh? Rock Band 2 is exclusive to the 360?

nobeaner
nobeaner

EA has a line up this year that is actually pretty exciting to me.

Rique1902
Rique1902

Will EA announce The Dark knight game?

Rique1902
Rique1902

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BigDaveyDogz
BigDaveyDogz

8 games I'm really looking forward to on the list...this is bad. They are: Dead Space, FaceBreaker, Mercs 2, Mirror's Edge, Spore, Warhammer, Rock Band 2 and Left 4 Dead.