EA go big at E3

May 28, 2009

EA have announced a list of their games that will be shown at E3 next week and boy is it one big list. The list includes 26 games which include the likes of Brutal Legend, Army of Two: 40th Day, Dante’s Inferno, Mass Effect 2, The Saboteur and, surprisingly, FIFA 10. Football (or soccer) games are not usually shown at E3 as the event is staged in America so the interest in them is not too high but it seems like EA are going to break the mould and I certainly look forward to it. The full list of the EA games being shown at E3 can be seen below.

  • Army of Two: The 40th Day (PS3, PSP, Xbox 360)
  • Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (PC, PS3, Xbox 360)
  • Brutal Legend (PS3, Xbox 360)
  • Dante’s Inferno (PS3, PSP, Xbox 360)
  • Dead Space: Extraction (Wii)
  • Dragon Age: Origins (PC, PS3, Xbox 360)
  • EA Sports Active (Wii)
  • EA Sports Grand Slam Tennis (Wii, other formats later)
  • FIFA 10 (DS, PC, PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii, Xbox 360)
  • Fight Night Round 4 (PS3, Xbox 360)
  • GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra (DS, PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii, Xbox 360)
  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (DS, Mac, PC, PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii, Xbox 360)
  • Littlest Pet Shop Online (PC)
  • Madden NFL 10 (PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii, Xbox 360)
  • Mass Effect 2 (PC, Xbox 360)
  • MySims Agents (DS, Wii)
  • NCAA Football 10 (PS2, PS3, PSP, Xbox 360)
  • NHL 10 (PS3, Xbox 360)
  • Need for Speed: Nitro (DS, Wii)
  • Need for Speed: Shift (PC, PS3, PSP, Xbox 360)
  • Spore: Hero (Wii)
  • Spore: Hero Arena (DS)
  • The Sims 3 (iPhone, iPod Touch, Mac, PC)
  • Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 (PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii, Xbox 360)
  • Battlefield 1943 (PC, PS3, Xbox 360)
  • The Saboteur (PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

Mario, Zelda and new Wii Fit incoming?

May 28, 2009

According to Macquarie Research Nintendo will be announcing three huge titles for the Wii at their E3 conference next week. Apparently they will be unveiling new Mario and Zelda titles along with a follow-up to the hugely successful Wii Fit. The report also suggests the new Wii Fit title will be sold as two different SKU’s, one will be the standalone game and the other will see the game getting bundled with the balance board. Now we know these are just rumours for now as nothing has been confirmed by Nintendo yet but there is definitely some substance behind them. In April Nintendo registered something called Wii Fit Plus with the Japanese Patent Office and then if that wasn’t proof enough there was also a logo to go with it which can be seen below.

Nintendo know that Wii Fit is a cash cow and they intend to milk it; I fully expect this new Wii Fit to been shown at E3. As for the new Mario and Zelda titles, well Nintendo would be crazy not to announce something about them at E3. Even though they are still currently rolling in the money thanks to the DS and Wii (plus Wii Fit) I think they know they need something please the more “hardcore” gamer and these titles certain fit that bill. There was a huge backlash after their underwhelming conference last year so yes I expect Nintendo will, at the very least, reveal details regarding these titles for gamers to salivate over during their E3 conference next week.