The first conference of E3 has kicked off with EA making some (kinda) big announcements!
First up is Star Wars: Battlefront II. EA dedicated half of their show to this game, and showcased a lot of its multiplayer capabilities, which should be spanning the entire Star Wars saga. Additionally, all post-release multiplayer add-ons will be free. The game is also supposed to have more vehicles, more customization, more abilities, and more classes than its predecessor. It’s looking like Battlefront II’s top selling point is its improvements over the first game. Battlefront II will be released November 17 of this year.
We also saw a trailer for Need for Speed Payback, releasing November 10 of this year. Though we don’t know much about any gameplay changes just yet, the trailer is pulling some serious Fast and the Furious vibes.
We’ve also got some information about Battlefield 1 expansions, including two new night maps coming out this summer. This expansion, In The Name of the Tsar will be available this September, and add six new maps, small-squad competitive mode, and focus on the Russian Army, including the Women’s Battalion of Death, making this the series’ first time offering a playable female character.’
Of course, since it’s EA, we’ve also got reveals for FIFA, Madden, and NBA Live. Madden 18 adds a new game type, Long Shot, that adds a new narrative story. FIFA is being offered on the Nintendo Switch, and NBA Live 18 is going to incorporate street ball and NBA tournament gameplay together.
EA also released a teaser for Anthem, a new sci-fi series from BioWare. The teaser has very few details so far, but EA promises to show more information about it tomorrow at Microsoft’s press conference.
EA’s second new game is A Way Out, an indie co-op prison break game. The game is built exclusively as a co-op, with no options for single player, and can be played split-screen and online. Overall, it looks pretty cool, and it’s projected to come out in early 2018.
That’s it for the first day of conferences so far! How do you feel about EA’s announcement list? Does this make you excited for the rest of E3? Keep up with us for updates on game announcements as they come out!