Today EA announced that the survival horror game Dead Space began shipping to retailers across the US for the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3, the PC version will be available October 20th. The game will be available in Europe on the 24th for the Xbox 360, PS3 and the PC.
“Dead Space has been an exciting new direction for the team seeing how it is the first survival horror game to come out of EA,” says Glen Schofield, Executive Producer on Dead Space. “We created a very deep piece of fiction for the game and really pushed the boundaries on the violence, gore and psychological terror needed to produce a high quality horror entertainment product. We think that people will love the universe that we created and have a lot of fun with strategic dismemberment. You can even dig deeper into the Dead Space universe with our 6-book comic series, the animated feature Dead Space Downfall, and the interactive web series No Known Survivors.”
The game has a ESRB rating of 18+. Dead Space will be available for MSRP $59.99 on the Xbox 360 and PLAYSTATION 3 system and MSRP $49.99 for the PC. The Dead Space Ultra Limited Edition will be available on the Xbox 360 for MSRP $149.95 through the EA Store™. For more information about the game, go to the website at http://www.deadspacegame.com
In responce to a YouTube video by a user who claimed they found a glitch in the popular golf game Tiger Woods 2009, EA released a video of their own, showing that the supposed glitch was in deed not a glitch but the fact that Tiger Woods simply is that good.
Let’s roll the Video Tape!
There are times where you have to act like a mobster, but think like a Don. That’s the theme behind the sequel to the 2006 game based on the movie The Godfather. We got a chance to preview The Godfather II at EA’s 2008 Studio Showcase. Unfortunately, they wouldn’t let us play the game. Instead, Creative Director Mike Olsen walked us through a thirty minute demo of a very early version of the game. Here’s the scoop.
With the next iteration of the Battlefield franchise, EA and DICE have decided to take on a completely different approach. Unlike previous games in the Battlefield series, Battlefield Heroes is a cartoon-styled third person online shooter. Set to be released for the PC, the biggest change of all is that this game will be free to download and free to play. I got a chance to try it out at EA’s 2008 Studio Showcase, and it looks to be a promising game!
Pandemic Studios have been working on this title for a long time now. I finally got some hands on time with the Xbox 360 version of the game and I am happy to say it left me very satisfied. Check out the full preview with screenshots after the jump.
Criterion Games and EA have announced that Burnout Paradise will be available as an exclusive download from the PlayStation Network. Priced at just $29.99, PS3 owners will be able to purchase and download the full game this coming fall. The download will include everything the retail version of the game has, as well as all the free update packs that have been released so far. We hear the download will be under 2 GB. An exact release date will be announced soon.
Also coming this fall is another free update pack which will add bikes to Burnout Paradise. Keep reading for details and screenshots.
Today EA and Maxis have announced that the highly anticipated game Spore has gone gold! Spore is an innovative new open-ended game that lets you take control of a species and watch it evolve from a mere single-celled organism all the way to an advanced, intellectual space-exploring creature. In development for over five years, this game will finally be hitting store shelves. Both PC and Mac versions of the game are scheduled to go on sale September 7th for North America and Asia Pacific, and September 5th in Europe. Also available on September 7th will be Spore Creatures for Nintendo DS, and Spore Origins for mobile phones (including the iPhone).
If you haven’t seen it already, view the trailer after the break.
Today EA announced that they will publish a new horror game by Grasshopper Manufacture. For those of you who don’t know, they are the minds behind Killer 7 and No More Heroes. If anyone is worried about this partnership, don’t. The game will be directed by none other than Suda51 and be produced by the infamous Shinji Mikami, the creator of Resident Evil. The new title will be an action-horror game and it is slated to be released on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii and PC.
In addition to the Grasshopper Manufacture announcement, a partnership with Epic Games was also announced. The new title will be an an entirely new intellectual property and be developed by People Can Fly, the developers behind the Painkiller game. The only detail released about this game is that it’s going to be an action game that will be released for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC.
Today we got a chance to visit EA’s headquarters in Redwood City, CA to check out what they had to offer for their 2008 Studio Showcase. During their keynote, EA discussed how they are trying to expand their audience. A new lineup of casual games featuring titles like Boogie SuperStar, Brain Quest, and Henry Hatsworth in the Puzzling Adventure are designed to introduce new people into the world of gaming. On the other hand, more mature titles such as Mercenaries 2: World in Flames and Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning, as well as a handful of sports titles like NBA LIVE 09, FIFA Soccer 09, and NFL Head Coach 09 are designed to keep their core members satisfied.
We had the opportunity to see some of these games in action, and even play a few. Stay tuned for our hands-on impressions from EA’s 2008 Studio Showcase.
I was just sent the new trailer for Call of Duty 5 World at War, and I have to say it looks like it’s going to be one hell of a game.
I have never been a huge fan of Call of Duty (Please don’t shoot me for saying that) but after watching the trailer I am anxious to get my hands on the game and play it.