EA reveals E3 lineup
Electronic Arts releases a list of the games it'll be showing at this year's E3.
Electronic Arts has released a massive list of the games that it will be showing at E3 2003. It also released some new details on some previously announced and newly announced games, such as James Bond 007 Everything or Nothing and the latest installments its sports series.
Madden NFL 2004 will be at the show. The game features a playmaker control option that allows players to make adjustments to a play after the ball has been snapped. Madden 2004 will also feature online play with some new options for the PlayStation 2 version such as voice chat, tournaments, and quick match. NCAA College Football 2004 and NCAA March Madness 2004 will feature similar online options.
For NBA Live 2004, EA has improved the series' dynasty mode, where players can import college players, create a player, and even improve individual player stats over the course of a season. Live 2004 will feature online play in both the PC and PlayStation 2 versions of the game.
NASCAR 2004 will have 23 authentic tracks, as well as 11 fantasy tracks. Players will get to race against a pack of 42 drivers who can think for themselves and even remember your driving techniques. In the game's career mode, players will have to manage sponsors, teams, garages, and pit crews.
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2004 will have new PGA courses, two new fantasy courses, and five new PGA Tour pros. Players can also take a created golfer through the PGA Tour in an attempt to make more money than any other golfer. The PlayStation 2 and PC versions of the game will support online play.
EA Sports' highly acclaimed soccer series returns with FIFA 2004. The latest in the series will have a new career mode where players can take a team from the lowest divisions up to the championships by signing new players and taking control of other aspects of the team.
One of the newly announced games from EA Games is James Bond 007 Everything or Nothing. Unlike previous James Bond games, this one features a third-person perspective. It will also feature an original storyline, as well as all the cool gadgetry and vehicles James Bond is known for. It's scheduled for release on the PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube, and Game Boy Advance.
A new console game based on The Sims, called The Sims Bustin' Out, will also be shown at E3. The game will feature new locations, as well as new items and social moves that players can unlock as they progress. The game will also include 40 new characters, 10 new careers, and support for two-players. The Sims Bustin' Out is scheduled for release on the GameCube, Xbox, and PlayStation 2. The rest of EA's E3 lineup will include:
Battlefield 1942: Secret Weapons of WWII (PC)
Bionicle (GC, PS2, Xbox, PC)
Black & White 2 (PC)
EA Sports Rugby 2004 (PS2, PC)
Freedom: Soldiers of Liberty (PS2, Xbox, PC)
Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup (GC, PS2, Xbox, GBA, PC)
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (GC, PS2, Xbox, GBA)
Looney Tunes: Back in Action (GC, PS2, GBA)
Medal of Honor Rising Sun (GC, PS2, Xbox)
Need for Speed Underground (GC, PS2, Xbox, PC)
NHL 2004 (GC, PS2, Xbox, PC)
The Sims 2 (PC)
SSX 3 (GC, PS2, Xbox)
We'll have full coverage of these games from the show floor.
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