E3 2012: EA brings you more Dead Space, SimCity

June 4, 2012

EA showed off ten games at its E3 briefing Monday, including Dead Space 3 (above), the latest in the survival-horror series slated for February 2013. The game’s new co-op mode allows for drop-in-drop-out online play.

SimCity is back on PC after a long hiatus. The game seems to be focusing on viewing city data in visually-interesting ways, as well as just making the interface as easy as The Sims. You can play with friends or alone.

The company’s holiday-season shooter, Medal of Honor: Warfighter, is going to send you around the world. Fighting wars, presumably. Out October 23. Crysis 3 is also coming at… some point.

Need for Speed: Most Wanted is here, with all the polish and social integration we’ve come to expect from Criterion. It also seems to bring back some of the exploration of the studio’s Burnout Paradise. Out October 30.

Other games shown at the event:

  • Madden NFL 13 uses the Infinity Engine (we thought that name was taken?) to make tackles cooler. Oh, and there’s an “connected career” mode, which lets you have a team or individual player, check on things from other devices and more.
  • SimCity Social and Madden NFL Social are coming to Facebook. Okay, we’re going to go back to not talking about Facebook now.
  • After an extended hiatus, the NBA Live series is back, with a new engine.
  • Battlefield 3 is, as rumored, getting a new content pack to ride out fans for another year. Battlefield 3 Premium includes new vehicles, weapons, maps and game modes, released over the next 9 months for a one-time cost of $50.

  • Star Wars: The Old Republic still exists! And with more content. The thing you’re wanting to know, though: yes, it’s going free-to-play (though only up to level 15). Look for that in July.
  • FIFA is a big deal, whether Americans want to admit it or not, so EA’s putting a lot of work into connecting the different versions to its Football Club program.
  • EA is taking over the UFC license. The next game, release undetermined, will be part of a multi-year deal between the two companies.