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Criterion's next game is Need for Speed: Most Wanted


Forget about that other Need for Speed: Most Wanted that came out in 2005 – Criterion's got its own Need for Speed: Most Wanted title, and it's set to be unveiled next week during E3. EA confirmed the recent rumors in a missive today announcing its plans for E3.

There are literally zero details beyond the name and the developer, but we'd wager the game will feature Hot Pursuit's lauded Autolog system. And based on the previous "Most Wanted" entry in the series, we're guessing the title has something to do with police chases and speedy automobiles. We'll assuredly find out more next Monday when EA's E3 press conference kicks off.

Update: Geoff Keighley's tweeted the above image, which he says is the "first-ever image" of the game in action. As expected, the game features both high-end automobiles and police chasing said automobiles. Hot damn!

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EA Delivers Latest Shooter, Sports And Casual Titles On Multiple Platforms
GUILDFORD, UK. - June 1, 2012 - Electronic Arts Inc. today revealed the games that will be shown during the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) at the Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC) from June 5-7. The lineup features updates on some of the industry's biggest franchises that span across all gaming platforms.

THE DOWNLOAD: EA 2012 Preview, EA's E3 press briefing sponsored by Origin™, will feature leading EA brands: Battlefield 3TM, Medal of Honor ™ , Crysis ® 3, Madden NFL 13, FIFA 13, Star Wars™: The Old Republic™, SimCityTM and highly-anticipated first looks at Dead SpaceTM 3 and Need for SpeedTM Most Wanted from Criterion Games. The event will feature never-before-seen video and gameplay for the biggest titles EA will unveil this year as well as titles not yet announced, including a new social title for Facebook®. The briefing can be viewed live exclusively on SPIKE TV on Monday, June 4 at 4:00 PM ET/1:00 PM PT or streamed at

Once revealed at the press briefing, E3 attendees will be able to demo the upcoming titles at booth #1601 at the LACC. For the latest news from the show floor and exclusive interviews with EA executives and producers visit during the event. Product information and assets for titles will be available at on June 4.

EA will be hosting media demos throughout E3 for key mobile, social and Chillingo titles at the JW Marriott located at 900 West Olympic Blvd. in Salon J. Additionally, select mobile titles such as Plants vs. Zombies™ from PopCap will be demoed to fans waiting in line at the EA booth.

Titles being shown at the EA booth at the LACC include:

Battlefield 3: Close Quarters and Battlefield 3: Armored Kill

Lauded by game critics worldwide for its outstanding single player campaign and addictive multiplayer, Battlefield 3 extends the experience with the debut of the next two themed digital expansion packs: Battlefield 3: Close Quarters and Battlefield 3: Armored Kill.

· Platforms: Xbox 360®, PlayStation®3 and PC
· Street Dates: Close Quarters in June 2012; Armored Kill in September 2012
· ESRB Rating: "M" for Mature

Crysis 3

The premier sandbox shooter of 2013, Crysis 3 advances the state of the art with unparalleled visuals and incomparable gameplay. Hunt as Prophet in a New York City that has become a veritable urban rainforest, with seven distinct natural environments known as the Liberty Dome's Seven Wonders. Alien or human, everyone is a target in Prophet's quest for retribution. Assess, Adapt, Attack and take Revenge!

· Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC
· Street Date: To be announced
· ESRB Rating: "RP" for Rating Pending


FIFA 13 captures all the drama and unpredictability of real-world football. The game creates a true battle for possession across the entire pitch, delivers freedom and creativity in attack, and connects fans to the heartbeat of the sport - and to each other - through EA SPORTS Football Club.

· Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PlayStation®Vita, Wii™, PC, PlayStation®2, Nintendo 3DS™, PSP (PlayStation®Portable) system, iPhone®, iPad®, iPod® touch and Android
· Street Date: Fall 2012
· ESRB Rating: "RP" for Rating Pending

Madden NFL 13

Madden NFL 13 is all-new from boot up to credits. Every mode, every screen, every pixel has been reinvented delivering the most innovative, connected, and authentic Madden NFL experience in franchise history.

· Platforms: Xbox 360,PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Wii
· Street Date: August 2012
· ESRB Rating: "E" for Everyone

Medal of Honor: Warfighter

Medal of Honor: Warfighter puts players in the boots of today's most elite U.S. warriors to experience missions that have a dotted line to real world terrorist incursions. This is Tier 1 on a global scale, featuring real world hotspots in the single-player campaign and introducing international Tier 1 Operators in multiplayer.

· Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC
· Street Date: October 23, 2012 in North America; October 26, 2012 in Europe
· ESRB Rating: "RP" for Rating Pending


The NBA LIVE franchise makes its return with key innovations to core gameplay, presentation and online experiences that connect you to your friends and to the real-world of basketball all season long.

Platforms: Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3
Street Date: October 2012
ESRB Rating: "RP" for Rating Pending

NCAA Football 13

For the first time in franchise history, NCAA Football 13 allows players to utilize a former Heisman® Trophy winner's skill set in a quest to match the performances of some of the greatest of all time. Plus, game days come to life with the ESPN Bottom Line ticker and Studio Updates featuring new analyst Rece Davis.

Platforms: Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3
Street Date: July 10, 2012
ESRB Rating: "E" for Everyone

NHL 13

NHL 13 represents the biggest year-on-year innovation leap for the EA SPORTS NHL franchise in this console generation as it delivers major gameplay innovations that capture the speed, creativity and strategy of the world's fastest team sport, and provides hockey fans with new experiences and services that connect them to their friends and the real-world of the NHL.

· Platforms: Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3
· Street Date: September 11, 2012
· ESRB Rating: "RP" for Rating Pending


Powered by the GlassBox simulation engine, SimCity is taking back its crown as the king of city-building games. Players will have the power to build the city of their dreams, connect with their friends and face real-world challenges together as SimCity comes to retail and Origin in February 2013.

· Platform: PC
· Ship Date: February 2013
· ESRB Rating: "RP" for Rating Pending

Star Wars : The Old Republic

The critically-acclaimed, story-driven MMO from BioWare and LucasArts will continue to expand in 2012, with new game content and refined gameplay features the community has been asking for – more PvP, more high-level group content, new social features and new storylines for players to explore.

· Platform: PC
· Ship Date: Available Now
· ESRB Rating: "T" for Teen

About Electronic Arts
Electronic Arts is a global leader in digital interactive entertainment. The Company delivers games, content and online services for Internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones, tablets and social networks. EA has more than 220 million registered players and operates in 75 countries.

In fiscal 2012, EA posted GAAP net revenue of $4.1 billion. Headquartered in Redwood City, California, EA is recognized for a portfolio of critically acclaimed, high-quality blockbuster brands such as The Sims™, Madden NFL, FIFA Soccer, Need for Speed™, Battlefield™ and Mass Effect™. More information about EA is available at

EA, EA SPORTS, EA Mobile, Pogo, PopCap, Plants vs. Zombies, Origin, The Sims, SimCity, Medal of Honor, Dead Space and Need for Speed are trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. Mass Effect is a trademark of EA International (Studio and Publishing) Ltd. Battlefield and Battlefield 3 are trademarks of EA Digital Illusions CE AB. Crysis is a trademark of Crytek GmbH. John Madden, NFL, NBA, NHL, NCAA and FIFA are the property of their respective owners and used with permission. "PlayStation" is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Xbox, Xbox LIVE and KINECT are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies. Wii and the Nintendo DS are trademarks of Nintendo. Facebook is a registered trademark of Facebook, Inc. iPad, iPod and iPhone are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Android is a trademark of Google Inc.

LucasArts, the LucasArts logo, STAR WARS and related properties are trademarks in the United States and/or in other countries of Lucasfilm Ltd. and/or its affiliates. © 2012 Lucasfilm Entertainment Company Ltd. or Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights reserved. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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