EA confirms August 16 date for gamescom presser

Wednesday, 6 July 2011 16:23 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Der Startschuss für Köln ist gefallenn. EA has confirmed in a save the date notice that its gamescom presser will happen on August 16.

The conference will take place where its held its press conference for the past two years in downtown Cologne. Doors open at 3:30pm local time, with the conference starting at 4pm CET.

Expect the big guns to come out and play. Among others, FIFA 12, Mass Effect 3, The Old Republic and, of course, Battlefield 3. We’re guessing you’re going to hear a date for the start of the open beta for the pump-worthy DICE shooter at the event.

Last year’s event saw showings of FIFA 11, Dead Space 2, Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit and Harry Potter for Kinect, as well as the announcement of Mass Effect 2 coming to PS3 and the first showing of Dragon Age II.

Get last year’s deeds here.