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The Download Begins: EA Unveils Highly-Anticipated Titles at E3 2012

Get all of this year’s biggest EA announcements before they hit the presses. Starting at 1:00 p.m. PT (8:00 p.m. UTC) on Monday, June 4, we’ll be live streaming, live blogging, and live tweeting THE DOWNLOAD, EA’s 2012 press conference, from E3.

THE DOWNLOAD: EA 2012 Preview will feature  announcements from  a number of popular 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 www.ea.com/ca/e3-2012.

Once revealed at the press briefing, E3 attendees will be able to demo the upcoming titles at booth #1601. 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 13captures 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 13is 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: Warfighterputs 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 13represents 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

Visit our official E3 site at www.ea.com/ca/e3-2012 to RSVP to the live stream and blog for Monday’s event. You can also tune in to the event on Spike TV or MTV2. Limited to your mobile? Get the play-by-play on the go when you follow @EA and @EA_CA on Twitter.