EA hit the ground running with a trailer for Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare, a third-person action game in which players control squadrons of zombie-destroying plant life. Afterward, PopCap's John Vechey took the stage to announce Peggle 2, which is expected to reignite many long-forgotten addictions when it launches later this year.
Electronic Arts then offered a glimpse at a new Star Wars Battlefront game developed by DICE, capitalizing on its recent exclusivity deal with franchise owner Disney. Dragon Age: Inquisition was next up, as developer BioWare showed off a new trailer and announced the game's release had been pushed back into next year, with versions planned for Xbox One, PS4, PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.
EA detailed the engine improvements in the upcoming anniversary release Madden NFL 25, and rapper Drake arrived on stage to announce FIFA 14. The company wrapped up its sports coverage with a look at EA Sports UFC, which will launch for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in spring of next year.
Next up was a detailed look at Battlefield 4's Commander Mode, a returning multiplayer feature from Battlefield 2142. In Battlefield 4, players are able to command a squad of teammates in real-time using a connected tablet or other capable device, and online battles support up to 64 players simultaneously.
Electronic Arts concluded its event with a trailer for DICE's Mirror's Edge reboot, no doubt delighting many longtime fans who have waited years for a follow-up. These fans may have to wait a few more years before they're able to play the final product, however, as EA notes the game will only be released "when it's ready."
- Key specs
- Reviews • 18
- Game format Optical disc, Downloadable
- Online features Multiplayer, Voice chat, Video chat, Store, Browser
- Drive capacity 250 GB
- Controller type Wired, Wireless
- Motion controls Accelerometer, Gyroscopic
- Video outputs HDMI (v1.3), RCA / composite
- Released 2012-09-25
Microsoft Xbox One
Sony PlayStation 4