EA Sports Active expands, Brutal Legend demoed

GamesCom 2009: Electronic Arts kicks off conference with More Workouts sequel to Wii exercise game, downloadable sample of Double Fine's latest, Game Face feature for FIFA 10, and a tease for Crysis 2.

COLOGNE, Germany--The day before GamesCom officially begins, two of the biggest companies in gaming are unveiling their wares. While Sony was busy preparing for its own one-and-a-half-hour conference, across the road EA has announced a new game, dated a few of its anticipated titles, and dropped a bit of demo news on some of its existing lineup.

EA invites all players to feel the burn with EA Sports Active More Workouts and Dante's Inferno.

The new game comes in the form of EA Sports Active More Workouts, which will arrive on the Wii in November. The game will include a new six-week challenge, and EA Sports boss Peter Moore got onstage to show off one of the new workouts, which included squats, hurdles, and balance exercises.

FIFA 10 producer David Rutter was on hand to show off some of the new additions to the upcoming game. The headline feature is Virtual Pro, which will allow players to put themselves in the game using EA's Photo Game Face technology. As in previous EA games to include the option, customized characters can gain experience in any game mode and grow with in-game accomplishments, unlocking new content like post-goal celebrations.

EA also announced a handful of release dates across its core titles. Bad Company 2 will be released in Europe on March 5, 2010, and in the US on March 2. Dante's Inferno will land on February 12, 2010, in Europe and on February 9 in the US, while Tim Schafer's Brutal Legend will receive a demo on the PlayStation Network and Xbox 360 on September 17.

Finally, BioWare's Ray Muzyka took the stage to talk about Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. He confirmed that the voice acting in the game, which he already described as "the most ambitious voice work in entertainment history," would also be supported in German and French.

EA confirmed that Bad Company 2 and Mass Effect 2 will be playable on the GamesCom floor and teased that some Crysis 2 "surprises" will be announced on Thursday. Stay tuned to GameSpot's continuing GamesCom coverage for more news and previews through the week.

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feleas
feleas

I love Brutal Legend, couldn't wait for the demo to come out today..... and still not up for download on xbox360 game marketplace XD XD XD. Oh well, I'm a loyal fan, I shall wait for the demo release like the rest of the masses as we sit on our couches staring at the screen until we see it pop up!

o0ojoeyo0o
o0ojoeyo0o

Played Brutal Legend At Download Fest... Amazing, cant wait for the release :D

fbcheck4
fbcheck4

Brutal Legend looks better and better with each release of a trailer.

LosDaddie
LosDaddie

EA is making some smart decisions

chaisemon
chaisemon

tim is brutal! so is this game like god of war (sort of), overload, command and conquor (a bit), guitar hero all mixed together with occasional driving and shooting in vehicles? awsome.. this is pretty unique.. i thought this was a music game just because the character was holding a guitar.

King-Gamers
King-Gamers

Crysis 2 is the best shooting game. I can't wait. And I want to buy it. And I want Brutal legend release in PC.

King-PC-gamers
King-PC-gamers

Please make PC version of Brutal Legend. This game look great.

sagameister3
sagameister3

I think I'll wait for the new wii fit 2 to come out first. Not really interested in brutal legend.

NuKkU
NuKkU

Brutal Legend doesnt interest me at all its just my personal opinion maybe its because i dont like metal or maybe because it just looks bland too me idk what it is

Pete5506
Pete5506

I think the game looks sweet, I know I will be picking it up when it comes out

taylormadederek
taylormadederek

I say that Brutal Legend does quite well. I Will maybe pick it up in the new year when things get slow if it reviews well.

JBjazzbo
JBjazzbo

Brütal Legend looks like it could be really good but I'm worried that it might not be. I guess we'll all find out on September 17th.

chibi-acer
chibi-acer

EA Sports Active is pretty good, so I welcome new content.

konradak
konradak

Sweet, cannot wait for the demo :D

Slaughtahouse
Slaughtahouse

Brutal legend demo will hold me down for a little but it won't give me the relief I need knowing that odst comes out the following week.

Rickiej
Rickiej

Brutal Legend looks really cool so far, wish it was released for PC :( If I had money for a console I probably buyed one. xD

ASG_
ASG_

Since when did you need a TV and a 60$ game to exercise? Christ almighty.

jyffrank
jyffrank

that does it. preordered.

dgsag
dgsag

cant wait to see that crysis 2 stuff

-Celeste-
-Celeste-

I really wish some of these games came as DLC rather then new games. Wii Fit Plus ... Active More Workouts ... just seem like a waste of money if you have the previous game. Gimme a upgrade option.

burns112233
burns112233

More EA exercise games for the Wii? What are they doing, just releasing like one or two exercises a game?

NavIGOtoR25
NavIGOtoR25

Good news - EA will make a deal in 2010!!!

pycho22solid
pycho22solid

Ea has some good looking titles in the next year, can't wait!

GtownStripes
GtownStripes

I'm gonna rock that demo of Brutal Legend to oblivion.