EA Summer Showcase: FIFA 13, ME3 for Wii U launch

Thursday, 2nd August 2012 20:48 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

EA’s Summer Showcase today confirmed both FIFA 13 and Mass Effect 3 for Wii U launch later this year, as well as nailing Army of Two: The Devil’s Cartel for a gamescom reveal.

FIFA 13 will be a Wii U launch title, EA said today at its Summer Showcase. The game’s controls were shown, with EA saying the version will offer an experience not possible on the other consoles.

In addition, the Wii U version of Mass Effect 3 is hands-on at the US Showcase this week. It’s to be a Wii U launch game, and includes online multiplayer.

Mass Effect 3: Leviathan was announced, as expected. The DLC will take place during the events of the main game, and will show back-story to the Reapers. It’s out for 360, PC and PS3 this summer.

DICE used the showcase to air first gameplay from Battlefield 3 expansion Armored Kill. A new map, Armored Shield, and a new mode, Tank Superiority, are being shown at the event. The pack’s out in September. It’s to include 20 new maps, 20 new weapons and more.

Army of Two: The Devil’s Cartel featured, but there was no new information over the game’s earlier announcement. It’s to be shown for the first time at gamescom later this month.

Medal of Honor: Warfighter’s latest video was shown, with the main announcement being a collaboration with Linkin Park.

Other news: Need for Speed World is to get a Drag Race mode and Supercars, the publisher said. Expansion pack The Sims 3 Seasons was confirmed for release this autumn. It appears to feature a great deal of snow.

The publisher also said that it will release 40 “mobile, social and online free-to-play titles” this year.

FIFA 13 was shown on iOS. The version will feature online multiplayer. Orc Vengeance, Chillingo RPG, was shown for iOS. The Diablo-esque game, containing “hundreds of swords, hundreds of shields” is out now for $2.99.

PopCap showed PvZ Talking Zombitar. The app allows you to talk to you zombies with “hilarious results,” apparently.



  1. SplatteredHouse

    I could do. But you know, I have to take my dog for a walk. Maybe it’ll be a different matter next year when they show anything worth seeing.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. ItsFade

    I watched it last year and when it was one hour of shitty iPhone games and that XBL Burnout game. Never forget.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Stephany Nunneley

    Less than 10 minutes to start. Right now we’re just hearing 80s music.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Giskard

    I highly doubt Armored Kill will have 20 maps or weapons!

    That was premium, not Armored Kill ;)

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Stephany Nunneley

    A video of the Leviathan announcement pulled from the EA Showcase has been added.

    #5 2 years ago

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