All news from EA TGS presser – Damned reveal and trailer, new Alice trailer, more

Wednesday, 15th September 2010 09:31 GMT By Patrick Garratt


Get all the news from the EA TGS press conference after the break, including first details on the Suda51-Mikami horror title, Shadows of the Damned, a new look at Alice and more.

  • Mikami and Suda confirmed their EAP horror game as Shadows of the Damned, as leaked from Famitsu this morning. The title sees the protaganist, Garcia Hotspur, going to Hell to save a loved one. A string of screens were shown, displaying the “punk rock” stylings lent by Suda. The title was described as “really intense,” but has “light moments.” It’s also “very dark,” Suda said. A trailer was then aired. Garcia rode up to the gates of Hell on a motrobike, shouted “let the bloodbath begin” and booted the lock open. We saw ninja star-type weapons, a crossbow, guns, Gothic environments and a horse. It didn’t look as though it was taking itself too seriously. It’s out next “summer” for PS3 and 360. Get fuller details on it here. There’s a press release here. Get shots and concept art on Kotaku. Here’s the video:
  • Dead Space 2 was shown. Well, sort of. Marketer Matt Bendett showed off the Dead Space Extraction, which will only ship in the limited edition on PS3, using Move. Various weapons were seen cutting enemies apart. Drop-in, two-player co-op was also shown, and the point was made that Move isn’t needed to play – a normal PS3 pad will work too.
  • American McGee talked about Alice: Madness Returns. The revamp starts in London, with the insane little girl getting sucked back down the rabbit hole. She’s “strong, beautiful and confident” and is searching for “the truth”. There’s a lot of madness going on, as you’d expect. The Mad Hatter and Cheshire Cat were confirmed as characters: they’re both mad. Every enemy is a puzzle. A new video showed Alice walking around a snowy London before getting dragged into a burning puppet show. Creepy. There are some new pieces of art below. Here’s the video, courtesy of Joystiq:
  • My Garden was announced for 3DS, EA’s first confirmed product for the system. It looks like Viva Piñata. You tend a garden and attract animals to it, and it uses the console’s bespoke features, so you can shake the console to wake animals up. It’s a 3DS launch game, and they said more information on dates would come “next month”. Get the first shots below. The game includes six unique gardens to nurture and over 300 plants to collect. The game’s helper thing is called Tanuki. You can take photos, share them, blah. It’s going to get a global launch.
  • Create, which was previously announced, was confirmed to be releasing all platforms in November. Four-player stuff was shown. It really looks like LBP but with no central character. There are share options, obviously, and Move support for PS3.
  • The MMA Japan cover star announced: it’s something Yoshida. A fight with Tatsuya Kawajiri was shown. It’s releasing on October 19 in US and November 11 in Japan.



  1. Erthazus

    My Garden is teh best game EVAR :D

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Blerk

    Warning: Do not shake your real-life animals to wake them up!

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Erthazus

    EA press conference was boring a little bit. Who is next btw? Capcom? Microsoft?

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Patrick Garratt

    Alice trailer added.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Blerk

    Now that’s a bit more like it!

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Patrick Garratt

    New Alice images there.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. JonFE

    Definitely looking forward new Alice; hopefully they won’t screw it up!

    #7 4 years ago
  8. xino

    nice Alice Trailer.

    EA seems to be promoting Hell, trying to make people more sin or are they broadcasting a message that the majority are going to hell or gamers are damned for hell?

    because their games is always about hell: dante’s infero, shadow of da damned now Alice in hell using Dante’s Inferno font.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. The Hindle

    That Mikami project looks pretty decent, i like how people are judging it of a teaser.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Blerk

    Because it looks bloody awful? :-D

    I’d love to be proven wrong and it turn out to be blisteringly good, btw.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. The Hindle

    Erm its a teaser, how about you wait for more concrete details before you call something awful. Plus this is Shinji Mikami so there is always more then meets the eye to his games.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Blerk

    Aren’t teasers supposed to look awesome and then you get disappointed with the actual game reveal, though? If the teaser itself looks awful then…? :-D

    To be honest, it looks much more Suda 51 than Mikami.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. The Hindle

    Well it had a mexican guy in hell shooting demons thats awesome in my book. We dont really know anything about it but still haters gotta hate.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. DuckOfDestiny

    Holy fuck, an awesome fucking metal track from Akira Yamaoka. I’m looking more forward to the fucking soundtrack than the actual game.

    [Edit] Also the game looks like it’s going for an Evil dead/From dusk till dawn B movie type feel, which is fucking fine with me.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. onlineatron

    That looked crappy.

    A shame really coming from two brilliant designers.

    I really think Japanese publishers need to stop letting Japanese developers make games targeted at WESTERN audiences!

    #15 4 years ago
  16. osric90

    The music is beautiful and sound directing is a sure quality thing here but the graphics and the setting…well. I hope this is far from launching because I want something BETTER than that I saw on this trailer. Please… There are tru geniouses inside of this project, this has to be a 10/10 game. Let’s hope it evolves into something REALLY good.

    #16 4 years ago

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