E3 '07: EA lines up slate

The megapublisher reveals E3 intentions; variety includes Sims Societies, EA Playground, The Orange Box, and Skate.

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Electronic Arts will be showcasing a wide variety of its upcoming titles at this year's Electronics Entertainment Expo, the company announced today. These will include a mix of new and established IP, and a bevy of new casual games titles.

Games on show at the Barker Hangar will include EA Sports popular franchises Madden NFL 08, NBA Live 08, NASCAR 08, and Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08.

Driving game Burnout Paradise will also be playable in the hangar. Other titles include SimCity Societies for the PC, Valve's Half-Life 2: The Orange Box, Mercenaries 2: World in Flames, Crysis, and Hellgate: London. The new Simpsons game will also be demoed on three platforms, along with around 12 other titles including third person co-op shooter Army of Two, Boogie, MySims, The Sims 2 Castaway, Medal of Honor: Airborne, Need for Speed ProStreet, Skate, and Rock Band.

There will also be an as-yet-unnamed EA casual trivia game for the Wii, along with the introduction of several mainstream casual games for mobiles, handhelds, and the Nintendo Wii, including Bejeweled mobile, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix mobile, Madden NFL mobile, The Simpsons: Minutes to Meltdown mobile, and NBA Live 08 mobile.

The company recently rebranded itself into four separate studios, EA Games, EA Sports, a dedicated Sims label, and EA Casual Entertainment.

Kathy Vrabeck, former Activision Publishing president, was recently announced to be heading up the company's casual games division, and will be hosting today's press briefing, to discuss the company's new strategic direction.

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spencdiamonds

K EA games is making Half-life orange box for PS3 but VALVe is making the PC and the 360 version.

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jasonmasico

Mercenaries 1 was insane.Now with EA involved....It's GONNA BE HELL!!

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p00phead

NBA LIVE ? MORE LIKE NBA DEAD 2K GAMES ARE GONNA WHIP YOUR @SS

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Bones495

aarrg when is orange box coming out!! and how much will it cost?

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dewmandew7

I can't wait for the Orange Box.

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ldavidtw2000

At least they made some changes in ProStreet, unlike Carbon..

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joemerchant2006

I heard from a forgotten source that EA wasn't going to make NASCAR games anymore, is that true?

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nbaluvr17

NBA LIVE SUCKS ITS FAKE, PHONY AND NBA 2K8 IS GONNA KILL NBA LIVE

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mingfu

I need this!!!

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packernation31

I'm inyerested to see about army of two

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wicked29

A great list of games but still..The NBA LIVE franchise continues to disapoint and it doesnt seem like there will be much progress made this year either. 2k's the way to go for basketball once again.

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amareen18

theirs seems to be great list of games from ea this year

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bubblesbarry182

NHL NHL NHL NHL

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forget_2_rememb

im pumped as hell for army of two... i need a new co-op game besides gears

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TEX-MEX

EA rules!!!!!!! #1 in creating sport games to date.

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Khoo1992

EA seems have good titles at E3 this year...

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DouglasBuffone

EA seems to have some good games this, unlike in other years past where they just rely on long running franchises only.

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s0njas0n

hope most of these games live up to the hype...

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Razzi65

im waiting for PARADISE...............

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wenbin09

no next gen sims?

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jakeboudville

Awesome list there..hope to see more on merc:D

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YourOldFriend

Army of Two sounds interesting simply from the concept. Built ground-up for coop? Sign me up for expectations land. I just hope EA doesn't screw up the (pretty much) sure things like Hellgate and Crysis.

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sciss0rz

Hopefully theres something new with the Orange Box.

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specialk90

i love EA

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comthitnuong

EA is coming strong this year.

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AnFangs_Endes

hate EA

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EPaul

Good Solid List of games

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Pete5506

Go nascar

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Alex071093

Hopefully EA's will come out with a demo for skate. well before the game comes out.

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TheWakeUpCall

I want a new SSX too! It would have to be out on PS2 though :P

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bodylotion

Hellgate London, Crysis, Merc 2, Simcity Societies, The Simpsons. .... seem good...

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interpolred

Cool. There seem to be some solid titles coming in from EA.

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PhilElsen

When will a new SSX come out!!!!!!

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creed1

So no new FIghtnight?

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fatafreak

EA jacked up the NFS series and the Burnout, but maybe they can redeem themselves with Rock Band *crosses fingers*

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xtiansk8

can't wait for NBA Live 08 Rock Band Mercenaries 2 HOLY TOLEDOOO!!

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SMASHED_ASPHALT

HL2 O.B. is going to be fun w/ all those games that come with it.

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StonyShred420

Yay for HL 2 Orange Box!