Army of TWO: The Devil’s Cartel Launches Co-op Demo on March 12th

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When the stakes are high, risk it all by going double or nothing! Electronic Arts Inc. today announced that a downloadable demo for Army of TWO™ The Devil’s Cartel, the next installment of the franchise celebrated for its dynamic two player co-operative gameplay and over-the-top blockbuster action, will be available on Xbox LIVE® Marketplace and PlayStation®Network starting on March 12.

In the demo, players will step into the boots of private military contractors Alpha and Bravo as they embark on a mission to rescue a kidnapped politician while diffusing an additional hostage situation. From the bottom floor of a dangerous drug lab, to the rooftops of a sky rise, Alpha and Bravo must infiltrate the Cartel’s stronghold and overcome hordes of kamikaze cartel members, all the while working together to survive. With the lives of others on the line, the dynamic duo will need to split up as one player runs into battle face-to-face with their opposition, while the other takes to the sky in a helicopter to man a mini gun and provide cover. Complete with epic explosions, massive destruction and the brand new Overkill feature, gamers will be able to experience the adrenaline and palm sweating action before the game launches on March 26.

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EA Announces TMI TRIVIA for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch

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Electronic Arts Inc. announced today that it will be releasing a new, personalized and content-rich trivia game, TMi Trivia, later this spring. Making its debut exclusively on the iPhone®, iPad® and iPod touch®, the pop culture-driven trivia game will provide players with fresh content that directly targets each player’s individual interests. Designed to showcase the very latest in pop culture and current events including music, TV, movies, celebrity gossip, fashion, technology and more, TMi Trivia creates new trivia questions daily based on what’s hot on the web. EA is partnering with major media partners Variety, SPIN, Celebuzz, and Fanhattan to deliver exciting, fresh content. Additional brands and partners will be added following the worldwide launch of the game.

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Dead Space 3 Launches Today….Be Afraid!

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The tense, frightening and action-packed fight against the Necromorphs returns – but this time gamers don’t have to go at it alone! Visceral Games™, an Electronic Arts Inc. studio, today announced that Dead Space™ 3, the first big entertainment blockbuster of 2013, is now available at retail stores in North America and on Origin.com. Heralded by more than 30 press outlets including USA Today, Forbes, NBC News and IGN as one of the most anticipated games of 2013, Dead Space 3 introduces an innovative drop-in/drop-out feature, all-new weapon crafting system and takes players on a thrilling ride through the terrors that lie hidden in deep space and the unforgiving ice planet of Tau Volantis. Dead Space 3 is an International hit having received a 9.0 from Multiplayer.it in Italy, 9.0 from AusGamers in Australia, 8.8 from 3DJuegos.com in Spain and a 9.75 from Game Informer magazine in North America. As a result of these four, the game is launching with an average score of 91, and being raved by Game Informer magazine who said Dead Space 3, “[is] one of the best games of this generation.”

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Crysis 3: Open Beta Begins January 29th

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Electronic Arts Inc.and award-winning developer Crytek GmbH today announced an open multiplayer beta* for the premiere sandbox shooter experience, Crysis 3, will be available starting January 29th for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system, PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system and PC. Including two team-based modes and two maps, the extensive beta will give players an opportunity to master the superpowers of the Nanosuit. The Crysis 3 multiplayer beta will be available for two weeks and give players the chance to get a leg up on the competition before Crysis 3 launches on February 22 in Europe.

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Dead Space 3 Demo Available Early on Xbox Live

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The holidays might be over, but EA has one more gift for gamers! Visceral Games, an Electronic Arts Inc.(NASDAQ: EA) studio, today announced that a downloadable demo for Dead Space™ 3, the first entertainment blockbuster of 2013, will be available for download on Xbox Live Marketplace and PlayStation Network starting on January 22. Exclusively for Xbox 360, gamers who want a chance to play the demo one week early, can sign up on http://demo.deadspace.com. In the demo, players will be thrust into deep space terror when unwilling hero —Isaac Clarke — and all-new co-op companion — Sergeant John Carver — crash land on Tau Volantis, an unforgiving ice planet teeming with Necromorphs. Dead Space 3 takes the franchise’s core elements of suspense, horror, action and sound and introduces them to all-new elements — including co-op play – that allows players to work together to take down the most ambitious Dead Space experience yet. Dead Space 3 launches in North America on February 5 on Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and PC and February 8 in Europe.

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Dead Space 3 to Feature Voice Commands on Kinect for Xbox 360

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Find partner! Fire stasis! Attack enemy! Visceral Games, an Electronic Arts Inc. studio, today announced that the first big blockbuster launch of 2013 , Dead Space™ 3, will be available exclusively on Kinect™ for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. The all-new Kinect functionality further immerses players into the Dead Space universe by allowing players to use simple voice commands to help a friend from the onslaught of horrors and thrills that awaits them in this spine-tingling new adventure. Dead Space 3 featuring Kinect will make it easier for co-op partners to give each other health or ammo, find objectives, revive one another and more when the game launches February 8, 2013.

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EA Update : Crysis 3: Seven Wonders, Need for Speed Most Wanted Speed Pack, SimCity

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See the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse, the Venom GT and more unleashed in The Ultimate Speed Pack. Darren Bent, Barry Bannan, Gary Gardner and Ashley Westwood took the Need for Speed Most Wanted Challenge. Albert Hughes and Crytek announced The 7 Wonders of Crysis 3 cinematic series and learn about planning buildings in SimCity in this week’s round up of news from Electronic Arts.

Albert Hughes and ‘The 7 Wonders of Crysis 3’ Cinematic Video Series

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Electronic Arts Inc. and award-winning developer Crytek GmbH today announced a creative partnership with renowned filmmaker Albert Hughes to produce an online video series inspired by the upcoming sandbox shooter, Crysis 3. Entitled, “The 7 Wonders of Crysis 3”, this cinematic series will set the stage for this latest installment in the Crysis series and introduce weapons, enemies, and gameplay features new to the franchise. These cinematic shorts will also showcase the stunning visuals, dynamic environments of the urban rainforest and intense adaptive warfare fans can expect when Crysis 3 ships on Friday 22 February in UK.

“When EA and Crytek approached me about being involved in creating ‘The 7 Wonders of Crysis 3’ video series, I liked the idea of creating emotional stories using only computer generated images,” stated Albert Hughes. “The challenge of producing something intensely human without ever seeing a human on screen was incredibly compelling, and the technology of the CryENGINE that Crytek developed enabled me to do that and venture into a completely unique medium of storytelling.”

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EA Update : Crysis 3 “Fields” Gameplay, SimCity Music, FUSE Pre-Order Bonuses

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Join Matt Cuttle for this week’s EA Update with news from the Crysis 3 “Fields” Single Player Official Gameplay, music from SimCity, FUSE pre-order bonuses and this month’s PWNED fetauring gameplay and map reveals for Battlefield 3: Aftermath, Mass Effect 3: Omega DLC including a look at the brand new mysterious female character – Turian Nyreen, Army of TWO: The Devil’s Cartel and FIFA 13 and Mass Effect 3 for Wii U.