E3 12; Highlights from Electronic Arts
Our only complaint is that absolutely all of the presented games were part of existing franchises. Everyone loves a good sequel, but it would have been nice to see EA show off some brand new interlectual property. Well, that or Mirror’s Edge 2.
But we digress; on with the trailers…
Dead Space 3
The first Dead Space title went from looking just okay to being a massive surprise hit, and now the franchise is at the very forefront of the survival horror genre. With more scares, more action and bigger enemies, Dead Space 3 promises to be a very deserving sequel.
Before you say, ‘But BF3 came out last year!’, this announcement was actually about Battlefield 3 Premium; essentially EA’s equivalent of Activision’s Call of Duty Elite. For a one-time fee of $50, the service will give gamers early access to maps, exclusive in-game items and various other features.
Medal of Honor: Warfighter
2010’s Medal of Honor carried a huge weight upon its shoulders, going up against Call of Duty: Black Ops in the battle of the shooters. Now history is repeating itself, as Medal of Honor: Warfighter vies for position with Black Ops II as 2012’s must-own FPS. We wonder which will win.
Need for Speed: Most Wanted
Also announced at EA’s conference was Criterion Games’ Need for Speed: Most Wanted, the successor to the game of the same name released back in 2005. If we’re honest, it’s looking pretty similar to Hot Pursuit at the moment, but that game was awesome so we’re not really complaining.
Gorgeous graphics? Check. Nano suit? Check. Getting shot in the face? Check. It’s hard to believe that Crysis 2 came out over a year ago, and now its sequel has been announced for February 2013. Crysis 2 was an extremely strong first-outing for Crytek on PS3, so we expect big things from Crysis 3.