E3 10; EA announce PS3 exclusive limited editions
EA, the long standing ‘bad guys’ of the viedogame industry, have had a very strong showing at E3 this year. With lots of great games to look forward to they can’t have failed to win back some support from the gaming community.
But that doesn’t mean they’re stepping down their efforts to woo us. Quite the opposite in fact, with the announcement that they will be releasing very special editions of both Dead Space 2 and Medal of Honor – exclusively for the PlayStation 3.
We say ‘very special’ because these editions come with a little bit more than just some artwork or a soundtrack – they each come with a whole extra game.
First up Dead Space 2.
You may remember that back in 2009 EA released Dead Space: Extraction for the Wii. A prequel to the original Dead Sapce, it was an on-rails shooter that utilised the Wii Zapper and was pretty well received, winning GameSpot’s 2009 ‘Best Game no one Played’ and registering a decent score of 82 on Metacritic.
Well EA are going to bring it to the PS3 as a part of the Dead Space 2 special edition, but not as a straight port.
In fact it will be remade in full HD, sporting Move integration and Trophy support. None too shabby we’re sure you’ll agree!
It will contain the full single player campaign from the original and also will support co-operative play. What’s more it will also apparently support the standard DualShock3 and Sixaxis controllers in addition to Move, so you won’t find yourself unable to play with a friend due to a lack of Move controllers.
The new Medal of Honor is to get similar treatment, though thankfully EA aren’t porting one of the two poor Wii iterations!
Instead, gamers who buy the special edition of Medal of Honor will receive an HD remake of the 2002 title ‘Medal of Honor: Frontline’ which is considered by many as one of the best games in the series. When it was first released on the PS2 it received a score of 88 on Metacritic and won much praise from critics, especially for its sound and level design, so it is certainly a worthy candidate for an HD remake.
There is no word as yet on whether or not it will support trophies in the same way as Dead Space: Extraction, although we imagine that it will.
The special edition of Medal of Honor will ship on October 15th 2010 in the UK, and the special edition of Dead Space 2 is set for European release on January 28th 2011, although these dates are of course subject to change.
We here at Attitude Towers are very pleased to see so much effort go into making these special editions and we’ll certainly be looking to pick them up when they come out. Who will be joining us?