E3 08: EA reveals expo lineup

Ben Parfitt
Global publishing behemoth EA has revealed its lineup for the LA E3 expo, the size of which dwarves the offering from nearly all of its rivals.

Fronting the push will be the likes of Valve’s zombie co-op fest Left 4 Dead, the fast-arriving music sequel Rock Band 2, sci-fi survival horror romp Dead Space, new boxing franchise Facebreaker, expansion pack Crysis Warhead and the ‘much like GTA but in a war zone’ outing Mercenaries 2.

MCV in particular be keeping an eye on DICE’s first person acrobatic-a-thon Mirror’s Edge.

‘09’ iterations of many of EA’s annual sports titles are also scheduled to make an appearance, including Madden NFL, Tiger Woods PGA Tour, FIFA and NBA Live. Also keep an eye out for several new instalments to The Sims and MySims brands, new titles in the Harry Potter and Command & Conquer franchises and of course Will Wright’s massively anticipated PC title Spore.

“EA’s 2008 lineup is our best ever,” EA CEO John Riccitiello stated. “This is the year that our core franchises leap forward with stunning innovation and we introduce more brand new games than any other year in our history.

“Sports lovers will compete in an all new holographic mode in Madden NFL 09 and experience the online evolution of their players in NBA Live 09. Action fans will be able to destroy everything in sight in Mercenaries 2 and be scared witless in our new sci-Fi horror title Dead Space.

"We’ve got casual family titles like Littlest Pet Shop and genre-defying experiences like Mirror’s Edge and Spore. EA has never offered consumers a stronger, more innovative and diverse line up of new games.”

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