EA E3 Presentation Wrap-up
This years E3 started off with EA and their E3 Presentation. Lets break down what they announced this year that you should be looking forward to.
Battlefront II Gameplay Trailer
During EA’s E3 Presentation we got a new look at the upcoming Battlefront II in a new trailer below. The trailer starts off giving us a view of battles during the clone wars from both the perspective of the droids and the perspective of the clones. This time though showing the addition of Darth Maul fighting alongside the droids. Then we get breif glimpses of Kashyyyk the wookie homeworld with Chewbacca, Hoth the snowy planet from Episode IV, a quick shot of some death troopers in front of a jedi temple, Boba Fett attacking Luke Skywalker on Tattooine, a battle between Yoda and Darth Maul, then finally a battle between Rey and Kylo Ren. The trailer then ends giving us a look at the some space battles before ending. Even though the trailer is short, it gives us a good look at what to be excited for with this game.
EA also said they would be releasing all post-release Multiplayer add-ons for free for Battlefront II. More details on the game can be found in the official Press Release from EA.
“With Star Wars Battlefront II, we’ve really taken feedback from our players to heart, and you see that in the base game, which has so much more content than the first game – a new authentic single player campaign, epic multiplayer, starfighter battles, and solo or co-op PvE on console – a huge game across all eras of the Star Wars films,” says Matt Webster, Executive Producer on Star Wars Battlefront II. “But just as important is how we support the game after launch. Our live service is built around the philosophy of keeping our fans playing together, with seasons that will add meaningful content and in game events on a regular basis.”
Fans will have the chance to get hands-on with Star Wars Battlefront II multiplayer for the first time at EA PLAY 2017. Here, they will be able to experience the Assault on Theed demo, which features the updated signature multiplayer mode, Galactic Assault, on the Naboo: Theed map set in the prequel trilogy era. Players will get a sample of the new class system, ground and air vehicles like the AAT-1 and Naboo N-1 starfighter, a larger focus on team-play and heroes from all eras including Boba Fett, Darth Maul, Rey and Han Solo. EA PLAY 2017 will take place at The Hollywood Palladium in Hollywood, California, is free for all attendees who register for a ticket, and is open starting today, June 10th through Monday, June 12th. Register for a ticket here.
Star Wars Battlefront II is being developed by three powerhouse studios – Motive Studios, DICE and Criterion Games – each with a rich background of creating award-winning games, to bring the most robust Star Wars game to date. Star Wars Battlefront II will allow players to experience the untold story of Iden Versio, an Imperial elite special forces soldier, in an all-new single player campaign. The game will also allow players to experience epic multiplayer battles where they can pilot a First Order TIE fighter through intense dogfights in space, and play as ground troopers or iconic heroes and villains, such as Yoda and Kylo Ren, across all three Star Wars eras.
This fall, players will be able to jump into a galaxy far, far away with the Star Wars Battlefront II multiplayer beta on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Origin for PC. All fans who pre-order any edition of the game will get into the beta early.”
Battlefront II is set to release on Playstation 4, Xbox One, and PC on November 17, 2017.
Anthem Teaser Trailer
From Bioware Studios we are getting a new game called Anthem.
The announcement trailer for Anthem doesn’t really reveal too much about the game. With more details about the game set to come during Microsofts E3 Presentation, this trailer did give us a little bit to look forward to with this game. It appears to be a sci-fi game, in which a wall protects humans from beasts as seen in the trailer. We also get a glimpse of suits that humans use either to protect or combat themselves against these beasts.
Look forward to more details on Anthem during the Microsoft E3 Presentation on June 11th where gameplay footage for this upcoming title will be shown.
Currently a release time frame and consoles it will be released on are unknown. It can be expected the game will release on the Xbox One or Microsoft’s upcoming Scorpio as the game will be featured during Microsoft’s E3 Presentation.
A Way Out Announcement and Gameplay Trailers
EA has announced a new cinematic co-op game called A Way Out. The game follows two people that are on a mission to break out of prison.
The reveal trailer introduces us to the two protagonists Vincent and Leo who are in prison and need to escape. Leo is looking to escape to see what appears to be his son in the reveal trailer. While Vincent is looking to get to the hospital where his daughter is being born.
The trailer gives us a look at how the two will work together to get out of prison, and stay on the run as they try and get back to their families before getting captured again. The game will be a 3rd person shooter, with strategy elements.
The gameplay trailer give us a few more details on the game as well.
In the gameplay trailer we get a look at how scenarios in the game will manifest, with there being multiple ways to complete missions. The game will feature both online and couch co-op, and cannot be played single player.
A Way Out is set to release in early 2018 on Playstation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
Need for Speed Payback Announcement Trailer
Need for Speed is back with a new game. The trailer gives us a brief look at the game and the kind of missions we will be expecting to see. In the trailer we are introduced to the crew in the game and the kind of fast paced racing action the series is known for.
Need for Speed Payback is coming out on November 10 for Playstation 4, Xbox One, and PC
Battlefield 1 In the Name of Tsar
Battlefield 1 is getting new content package called In the Name of Tsar. The new expansion will contain six new maps. The new expansion will have a heavy focus on the Russian Army and focus on the “iconic women’s battalion of death.”
The Battlefield 1 expansion is set to come out in September