Medal of Honor 2, Need for Speed 13 due in 2012?

UK retailer GAME reportedly lets slip news of sequels to shooter and racing franchises from Electronic Arts due later this year.

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An Electronic Arts meeting that was supposed to remain under wraps has reportedly been blown wide open. According to a tweet from United Kingdom retailer GAME (via Eurogamer), EA is preparing a Medal of Honor sequel and Need for Speed 13 for 2012.

It appears EA is filling 2012 with new Medal of Honor and Need for Speed games.
It appears EA is filling 2012 with new Medal of Honor and Need for Speed games.

A since-removed tweet from the retailer reportedly read, "EA presentation was great. Had mentions of a new Medal of Honor and Need for Speed 13! EA have an exciting year ahead."

Last February, Medal of Honor producer Greg Goodrich confirmed that a sequel to the series' 2010 revamp was in development, but it did not provide a projected release window. The first game has shipped over 5 million units globally.

As for whether or not a 2012 release is likely for a Medal of Honor sequel, EA CEO John Riccitiello indicated his enthusiasm for the shooter genre last year, saying, "I want market leadership in the first-person shooter business."

Switching to the other 2012-rumored game, today's mention of Need for Speed 13 is the first news of a fresh entry in EA's long-standing racing series. However, the Need for Speed series has been annualized since 2002, making a new game in 2012 seem likely.

An EA representative told GameSpot, "We don't comment on rumors."

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