PrE-3: EA Lays Out Its Big Show Lineup

EA brings sports and more Battlefield to this year’s E3.

Is there any publisher with more first-person-shooters on their slate than EA this year? With Medal of Honor: Warfighter dropping in the back half of this year, along with two new Battlefield games, and Crysis 3 making its debut sometime in 2013, EA wants us looking down the barrel of a gun in some way, shape, or form over the next year.

Besides getting our collective gun on, EA has dropped pre-E3 updates on their big sports franchises, including the latest installments of FIFA, Madden, and NBA LIVE.

Besides that, EA will be showing off the latest from the Dead Space sequel as well as this year’s Need for Speed: Most Wanted from Criterion.

You can check out EA’s full E3 briefing on Monday at 4:00 PM ET at In the meantime, you can find the full press release and list of titles below:

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

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