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Rock band 2 to debut at Games Convention full EA line-up confirmed

Tuesday, 19th August 2008 11:09 GMT By Mike

EA has announced its Games Convention line-up revealing that Harmonix’s Rock Band 2 will be shown for the first time.

EA reckons it’s “best ever product line up for European consumers this holiday and in 2009″ and as we’ll be able to confirm that for you when our full coverage gets under way tomorrow.

From the release:

On show in Leipzig are Europe’s best selling franchises and consumer favorites like FIFA, Need For Speed, The Sims and Harry Potter, a wide range of casual and family titles for Nintendo platforms including LITTLEST PET SHOP, Boogie SuperStar, Zubo and MONOPOLY, brand new IP like SimAnimals, Mirror’s Edge, Dead Space, Dragon Age: Origins, Battleforge, Spore, the new MMORPG Warhammer® Online: Age of Reckoning, and EA partner titles Left 4 Dead from Valve, Rock Band and Rock Band 2 from MTV Games/Harmonix and Crysis Warhead® from Crytek.

Never before has EA had such a diverse and powerful slate of offerings, and it’s been great to see consumer and critical response to our games,” said Jens Uwe Intat, senior EA VP.

“As more and more people come into interactive entertainment, we are ready with the best games in sports, action, casual, horror, simulation, and online. We’ll be bringing more new games to market this year than in our history, and Leipzig is a great European window to showcase those offerings for the broad range of people that love to play them.”

Full thing after the jump.

By Mike Bowden

EA Showcases Best Ever Product Line Up for European Consumers This Holiday and in 2009
Tuesday August 19, 5:00 am ET
Broad Portfolio of Games From EA Studios Around the World on Show at the Leipzig Games Convention From August 20-24, 2008

LEIPZIG, Germany–(BUSINESS WIRE)–After an award winning showcase of titles at E3 in July, Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS – News) today announced its product line up for the Leipzig Games Convention. EA will demonstrate the innovation and creativity of its portfolio for seasoned gamers and newcomers alike, as it leads the way with great interactive entertainment offerings for broad consumer tastes this year.

On show in Leipzig are Europe’s best selling franchises and consumer favorites like FIFA, Need For Speed™, The Sims™ and Harry Potter, a wide range of casual and family titles for Nintendo platforms including LITTLEST PET SHOP, Boogie™ SuperStar, Zubo™ and MONOPOLY, brand new IP like SimAnimals™, Mirror’s Edge™, Dead Space™, Dragon Age™: Origins, Battleforge™, Spore™, the new MMORPG Warhammer® Online: Age of Reckoning™, and EA partner titles Left 4 Dead™ from Valve, Rock Band and Rock Band 2 from MTV Games/Harmonix and Crysis Warhead® from Crytek.

“Never before has EA had such a diverse and powerful slate of offerings, and it’s been great to see consumer and critical response to our games,” said Jens Uwe Intat, Senior Vice President and General Manager of EA European Publishing. “As more and more people come into interactive entertainment, we are ready with the best games in sports, action, casual, horror, simulation, and online. We’ll be bringing more new games to market this year than in our history, and Leipzig is a great European window to showcase those offerings for the broad range of people that love to play them.”

At a press briefing planned for Wednesday, August 20, creative leaders from EA studios around the world will be on stage to present some of EA’s upcoming blockbusters including:

FIFA 09

The Sims™ 3

SimAnimals

Boogie SuperStar

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince™

LITTLEST PET SHOP

MONOPOLY

Command &Conquer™ Red Alert™ 3

Warhammer® Online: Age of Reckoning™

Dragon Age: Origins

Need For Speed™ Undercover

And a sneak peak at RAGE from EA Partner, id Software

Behind closed door sessions for media include:

FIFA 09, FIFA Manager 09, FIFA 09 All-Play, Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® 09 All-Play, FaceBreaker™, Dragon Age: Origins, The Godfather® II, Mirror’s Edge, Need for Speed Undercover, Command &Conquer Red Alert 3, Dead Space, Left 4 Dead, Battleforge, Crysis Warhead, Rock Band 2, The Lord of the Rings: Conquest™, The Sims 3, SimAnimals, MySims™ Kingdom, SimCity™ Creator, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, HASBRO FAMILY GAME NIGHT, Boogie SuperStar, LITTLEST PET SHOP, Zubo, and a range of titles from EA Mobile.

Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning will be available for media to play at the GOA business lounge located at Level 1 B03.

EA titles on display for consumers at the Games Convention include:

Boogie SuperStar, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, LITTLEST PET SHOP, MONOPOLY, Zubo, Battleforge, Battlefield Heroes™, Burnout™ Paradise, C&C Red Alert 3, Dead Space, Rock Band, The Lord of the Rings: Conquest, Mirror’s Edge, Need for Speed Undercover, Skate It, Spore, Crysis Warhead, Left 4 Dead, Mercenaries 2: World in Flames™, FaceBreaker, FIFA 09, FIFA Manager 09, Madden NFL 09, NBA LIVE 09, NHL 09, Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 09, MySims Kingdom, The Sims™ 2 Apartment Life, The Sims™ 2 Apartment Pets, SimCity Creator, MySims™.

The Leipzig Games Convention runs from August 20-24, 2008. The EA booth is located in Hall 3, Booth B02.

About Electronic Arts

Electronic Arts Inc. (EA), headquartered in Redwood City, California, is the world’s leading interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, the Company develops, publishes, and distributes interactive software worldwide for video game systems, personal computers, cellular handsets and the Internet. Electronic Arts markets its products under four brand names: EA™, EA SPORTSTM, EA SPORTS Freestyle TM and POGOTM. In fiscal 2008, EA posted GAAP net revenue of $3.67 billion and had 27 titles that sold more than one million copies. EA’s homepage and online game site is www.ea.com.

More information about EA’s products and full text of press releases can be found on the Internet at http://info.ea.com.

EA, EA SPORTS, EA SPORTS Freestyle, POGO, Need for Speed, The Sims, Boogie, Zubo, SimAnimals, Mirror’s Edge, Dead Space, Battleforge, Spore, Command & Conquer, Red Alert, FaceBreaker, MySims, SimCity, Burnout, Mercenaries and Mercenaries 2: World in Flames are trademarks or registered trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Dragon Age is a trademark or registered trademark of EA International (Studio and Publishing) Ltd. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Battlefield Heroes is a trademark or registered trademark of EA Digital Illusions CE AB in the U.S. and/or other countries. RAGE is a trademark and/or registered trademark of id Software, Inc. John Madden, NFL, FIFA, Tiger Woods PGA Tour and NBA are trademarks of their respective owners and used with permission. Crytek, Crysis, and Crysis Warhead are trademarks or registered trademarks of Crytek GmbH in the U.S and/or other countries. Left 4 Dead and Valve are trademarks or registered trademarks of Valve Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries. ® & © 2009 Paramount Pictures. All Rights Reserve. LITTLEST PET SHOP, MONOPOLY, HASBRO FAMILY GAME NIGHT are trademarks of Hasbro and are used with permission. HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia are trademarks of and © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Harry Potter Publishing Rights © JKR. Warhammer, Warhammer Online, Age of Reckoning, and all associated marks, names, races, race insignia, characters, vehicles, locations, units, illustrations and images from the Warhammer world are either ®, ™ and/or © Games Workshop Ltd 2000-2008. “The Lord of the Rings” and the names of the characters, items, events and places therein are trademarks of SZC under license to Electronic Arts Inc. All Rights Reserved. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

© 2008 Harmonix Music Systems, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Harmonix, Rock Band, Rock Band 2 and all related titles and logos are trademarks of Harmonix Music Systems, Inc., an MTV Networks company. Rock Band and Rock Band 2 developed by Harmonix Music Systems, Inc. MTV: Music Television, MTV Games and all related titles and logos are trademarks of MTV Networks, a division of Viacom International Inc. All other marks are the property of their respective owners. EA, EA SPORTS, EA SPORTS Freestyle and POGO are trademarks or registered trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Microsoft, Xbox, and Xbox 360 are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Contact:

EA Corporate Communications
Bettina Munn, +41-22-316-1327
bmunn@ea.com

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