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EA @ E3 2013: Mirror’s Edge 2, Star Wars: Battlefront

Monday, 10 June 2013 19:47 GMT By Dave Cook

EA’s pre-E3 2013 conference delivered Mirror’s Edge 2, Dragon Age 3, Star Wars: Battlefront, NFS: Rivals, Battlefield 4 multiplayer and much more. Get it all here.

EA @ E3 2013

Star Wars: Battlefront is in development at DICE, and the studio showed off a teaser trailer set on the ice planet Hoth. Watch it here.

Dragon Age 3: Inquisition is in the works at BioWare and it’s hitting next-gen formats in fall 2014. It stars Morrigan. See the trailer here.

Battlefield 4′s 64-player Commander Mode multiplayer was shown live showing off tablet-controlled air strikes at work. Then a skyscraper collapsed and minds were blown.

Mirror’s Edge 2 was revealed by DICE and it looks to be a prequel. See Faith getting her tattoos here.

Peter Moore kicked off the show and announced 11 games for PS4 and Xbox One. Wii U wasn’t mentioned at all.

Plants Vz Zombies: Garden Warfare
We just saw it at Microsoft’s conference, but Moore opened with what appeared to be another Battlefield 4 clip, but it was instead a new third-person 3D shooter called Plants Vs Zombies. It saw a bunch of zombies running around a garden shooting guns at a variety of plantlife.

It’s powered by Frostbite 3 and has a four-player co-op survival mode. Pan-headed nut-job Dave is back to guide players across the world. It showed a player controlling a Peashooter plant, who can roam around and plant baby plants to help him fight waves of incoming zombies.

The player also laid down some Chomper Venus Flytraps, and you can even lay down Sunflowers, which are healing classes. Together all four players can combine their plants’ skills to overcome the horde.

Zombie boss waves look pretty insane. The example shown saw a dancing troupe of disco zombies burst from the ground and raise hell across the map, all to some funky beats. Then, a Gargantaur Zombie appeared and started smashing up the place with a telegraph pole.

The team called in an Onion Strike to beat the beast and win the day, only to be trampled by an even bigger undead monster. It all looked rather comedic and insane. Popcap is bringing it to Microsoft’s consoles this year. To close, the studio announced Peggle 2 for release in 2013.

Titanfall
Respawn Entertainment then showed off a dev diary for its Xbox One shooter Titanfall. The team stated that they wanted to redefine what mechs meant in a game by making them fast, and making both mech and on-foot combat balanced in the same arena. The game’s maps were built with both troop types in mind, with verticality and space for big scale battles.

Despite being an online game, Titanfall has a narrative, which sounds similar to Bungie’s Destiny. The game is out on Xbox One in Spring 2014. We’ve got two trailers from Microsoft’s Titanfall reveal here.

Star Wars: Battlefront
DICE showed off an all-new Star Wars: Battlefront game. The clip showed a fleeting glimpse of Hoth, as ship debris lined the vast snow fields as laser blasts burned across the sky. No further details were revealed.

Need for Speed: Rivals
The latest Need for Speed game was announced, and it promises to redefine the series. The new ‘All Drive’ mechanic will deliver a new online experience that blends both single and multiplayer experience. across cop and racer play. It’s all asynchronous and connected.

The example shown saw three people player in single player – one as a cop, one as a racer and another as a police chopper flying above the open world map. The racer pulled up to an event that started instantly when trigger with no loading. When the chopper came close to the race, it could be seen swooping overhead, and the same goes for the cop player, as the experiences of all three people blended together.

Need for Speed Movie
Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul took to the stage to present a peek at the flick, and said it would give viewers an insight into the speed and excitement behind the series. The clip showed the film being shot, along with a slew of insanely expensive-looking vehicles. The director said it would be authentic to car culture.

Dragon Age 3: Inquisition
BioWare’s RPG follow-up will launch fall 2014, and will cast players as an adventurer sworn to lead an Inquisition across an open world. It will feature returning characters and new warriors. Fragile alliances are crumbling across the realm. A trailer showed a giant rift torn into the sky, as dragons poured through. Series mainstay Morrigan was shown asking if players would lead the world to safety or its bitter end.

EA Sports

NBA Live 14 will feature a new dribbling engine called bounceTek, as well as NBA updates as soon as they happen in the real sport, changing up elements of the game to reflect real life. EA then showed off a new trailer showing off some fluid animation and next-gen visuals at play.

Madden NFL 25 was up next – so called as it’s a 25th anniversary edition – and EA called it the smoothest rendition of the series to date. True Step technology will allow for precise foot work and more control. Player Sense gives the game 50-times more control and awareness on the field than ever before, giving players more options when rushed.

War in the Trenches is a new Madden tool suite that makes for more aggressive encounters on the pitch. The game’s cover star was unveiled as Adrian Peterson, and some gameplay footage followed.

Rapper Drake then took to the stage to big up FIFA 14 and tell us how much he loved it, then EA spooled off a list of new additions, including hundreds of skills, emotional gameplay and it’s coming this fall on Xbox One and PS4.

UFC
EA then ushered a ton of hard-looking bastards to the stage to announce UFC. One of the fighters called the game amazing and bigged it up as a big release for fighting fans everywhere.

The MMAi engine lets players organically alter their strategies throughout a fight to react to what you do in the Octagon cage. It promises to emulate the instinctive strategies of the real sport. The game has full-body deformation that shows fighters getting utterly battered during fights. EA Sports confirmed the game is out in Spring 2014.

Battlefield 4
DICE was up next to talk some more about its marquee shooter. Patrick Bach said the game was no longer about the graphics, but about how the battlefield reacts to your presence and gunfire. 64-player multiplayer matches will return, as well as Commander Mode.

The game will play across ‘multiple devices’, and to demonstrate, the team played a multiplayer match on a new map called ‘Sea of Shanghai’ with 64 live players in the theatre. The footage followed one player and his five-player squad.

Their match started with players spawning onto the map inside choppers, blazing across the streets of Shanghai. HUD-wise it was near identical to Battlefield 3, but there was a lot more going on, with more dust, particles and insanity spewing all around players as they ventured through a skyscraper and back on to the streets.

Players then got into an attack boat and a pack of jet-skis as they fended off a low-flying chopper. The team then got into a lift and ascended a skyscraper, only to be set upon again by the chopper. Bach – as the Commander – then called in surface to air missile strike from his tablet to rain down on a squad of enemies on street level.

Bombarded to within an inch of its life, the skyscraper then collapse and spilled out over the street in a shower of destruction, kicking up dust and chaos as it fell. It backs up what DICE has been saying about dynamic cataclysms on multiplayer maps.

Mirror’s Edge 2
DICE promised a surprise and it didn’t disappoint with the reveal of Mirror’s Edge 2. The game was shown running in typical first-person, free-running style. The clip showed more free-running from Faith, as well as the hero getting some of her trademark tattoos, suggesting that the game is a sequel. It’s coming from DICE internally.

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60 Comments

  1. NightCrawler1970

    Hopefully this time, they have plenty of servers to broadcast…
    to avoid any server collapse like publicing SimCity 5….

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Edo

    Yep,still hoping to see Mirror’s Edge 2 don’t care about anything else in their conference.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. mkotechno

    The EU time is funny because there is over six or seven time zones in Europe.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. MadFlavour

    Bring on all the games I won’t be buying on account of my fucking moral scruples.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. GameStunts

    Gonna give it a shot, if they open with a sports title, I’m out of there.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Ireland Michael

    Please don’t fuck up Dragon Age 3… Please don’t fuck up Dragon Age 3… Please don’t fuck up Dragon Age 3…

    #6 2 years ago
  7. KineticCalvaria

    ME2 (Mirrors Edge 2, MG you cock :)), DA2 and Star Wars! Fingers crossed…

    #7 2 years ago
  8. monkeygourmet

    @6

    Shit dude, isn’t that a given?! :/

    That’s what EA do best!

    #8 2 years ago
  9. monkeygourmet

    @7

    Mass Effect 2 is already out! ;)

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Ireland Michael

    @8 They’re still capable of making great games from time to time, when they actually allow themselves be creative. I’m being cautiously hopeful.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Mineral4r7s

    @6 Wait WHAT? There was a Dragon Age 2? I only remember Dragon Age 1 and then nothing. (I am fully aware of the existance of Dragon Age 2 but I deny it.)

    I hope they don’t fuck up Dragon Age 2.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. Ireland Michael

    @12 Hahahaha.

    The stories and characters of DA2 were solid enough (and great in some places) but Jesus Christ did the repetition kill it…

    #12 2 years ago
  13. fearmonkey

    I hope we see the new Dragon age, I cant wait for that.

    Funny we didnt hear about Mirrors edge 2 for Xbox one exclusive as was rumored.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. Phoenixblight

    I actually enjoyed the second Dragon Age more, the characters, combat, talent syste, tone system were all very creative and fun. The only gripe the game had was the limited areas but I felt the DLC made up for it some.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. DSB

    I like how EAs logo looks more and more like the Death Star.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. DSB

    Remember when everyone used to joke that EA were gonna turn Plants versus Zombies into a shooter? Yeah.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. Ireland Michael

    @16 Haha, indeed.

    But… I kinda like the look of it.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. ArcticMonkey

    Plants vs. Zombies shooter actually looks pretty fun

    #18 2 years ago
  19. monkeygourmet

    That actually looks fun! Like Monday Night Combat, I like! :)

    One of the best things shown at E3 ironically!

    #19 2 years ago
  20. MadFingerz

    LMAO! Gotta love high people

    #20 2 years ago
  21. DSB

    @17 I know. I want to hate it so bad, but it actually looks fun, even if they totally ripped off the medic from TF2.

    Origin-exclusive though. Fo shizzle.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. Ireland Michael

    “We wanted to make something fun and original.

    Creates game with soldiers and robots.

    Yup.

    #22 2 years ago
  23. absolutezero

    If PvZ keeps up the level of piss taking all the way through it might just be a fun game.

    Garlic Drone :)

    EDIT : Poor Free Radical.

    #23 2 years ago
  24. KineticCalvaria

    DICE… Battlefront… AAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

    #24 2 years ago
  25. DSB

    Someone is really bad at turning off the mics at E3.

    Between Frank Gibeau coughing and the cameramen from GameTrailers chatting in the background, it really doesn’t feel super pro :P

    #25 2 years ago
  26. MadFingerz

    :o not the BF I was expecting

    #26 2 years ago
  27. DSB

    There really are no words for the latest generation of Need for Speeds. Cheap, uninspired, recycled trash.

    #27 2 years ago
  28. Ireland Michael

    Asynchronous Need for Speed? I can get behind that.

    Asynchronous gameplay is something I really, really want to see pushed this generation.

    #28 2 years ago
  29. CyberMarco

    lol, dragon age fall 2014

    #29 2 years ago
  30. MadFingerz

    Oh look, it’s Aaron Paul! Now we know what the PvZ dude was high on.

    #30 2 years ago
  31. Ireland Michael

    Oh crap, Morrigan is back…

    TAKE MY MONEY EA!

    #31 2 years ago
  32. viralshag

    Need for Speed Rivals looks intense.

    #32 2 years ago
  33. DSB

    If only EA would put a bit of pride into their sportsgames every year instead of once or twice every decade.

    #33 2 years ago
  34. TheLastDodo

    I dunno if I’m the first to say this but hurry up and show Mirrors Edge 2, my heart can’t handle another no-show and I don’t believe it’ll be closing the show out, not unless it’s set in afghanistan and has you shooting terrorists or whatever EA shooters do these days.

    #34 2 years ago
  35. viralshag

    Jog on Drake.

    #35 2 years ago
  36. TheLastDodo

    :lol:

    Too right.

    I didn’t enjoy every game MS had but at least they didn’t stick crappy celebrities inbetween them all.

    #36 2 years ago
  37. Lengendaryboss

    @TheLastDodo
    This and at least they had some variety, thats nice.

    #37 2 years ago
  38. viralshag

    EA are really struggling with this crowd.

    #38 2 years ago
  39. KineticCalvaria

    Uhh… sports :(

    #39 2 years ago
  40. MadFingerz

    Fifa’s boner for Barça is huge..

    EA takes the cup for worst stage presence ever.

    Sony should have had this time slot instead of EA…

    #40 2 years ago
  41. Edo

    Get that UFC shit out of the way and show me Mirror’s Edge 2 goddamit!

    #41 2 years ago
  42. Ireland Michael

    Jesus, this false machismo is nauseating,

    #42 2 years ago
  43. sg1974

    COMMANDER MODE. Oh boy.

    #43 2 years ago
  44. sg1974

    And a lot of grown-ups will still play CoD. LOL, as the kids say.

    #44 2 years ago
  45. DSB

    “Only in Battlefield will you experience true teamplay with your squad”

    Sure. Red Orchestra and ArmA say hello.

    Hopefully the Commander position will change it for the better, but I’m not sure the design is sharp enough. There are too few benefits to staying together as a squad, and stuff like the way they took that point and the way they took out the tank is going to be preciously rare.

    #45 2 years ago
  46. CyberMarco

    BF4 seems really cool.

    #46 2 years ago
  47. CaptPierce

    MIRROR’S EDGE 2! YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!

    #47 2 years ago
  48. Ireland Michael

    Well fuck me sideways and call me Charlie… they actually did it.

    Mirror’s Edge 2 is happening.

    I got chills watching that… My god…

    #48 2 years ago
  49. ninjanutta

    battlefield 4 looks sick

    #49 2 years ago
  50. KineticCalvaria

    Too much awesome, just need a great Sony conference and I think my head may explode.

    #50 2 years ago
  51. viralshag

    Decent show. Looking forward to BF, NFS, FIFA, DA3 and ME2.

    #51 2 years ago
  52. absolutezero

    Small vocal minority of very passionate fans that deeply love it.

    Fans hate combat.

    Release trailer based around combat.

    Ready when its ready. sigh.

    #52 2 years ago
  53. Erthazus

    Battlefield 4 with commander mode – masterpiece and of course Mirrors Edge 2 with Battlefront trolling. titan Fall looks nice.

    Everything else SUCKS MAJOR ASS!

    Oh and Battlefield 4 was played on the PC. Woohoo!

    #53 2 years ago
  54. TheLastDodo

    MIRRORS EDGE 2!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    *hyperventilates*

    #54 2 years ago
  55. reask

    Good solid line up.
    How many are coming to wiiu?

    #55 2 years ago
  56. reask

    @erth.
    Relax man. :)

    #56 2 years ago
  57. monkeygourmet

    @55

    A big fat ZERO! :)

    #57 2 years ago
  58. CaptPierce

    DICE is making Battlefield 4, Star Wars Battlefront AND Mirror’s Edge 2?

    They truly are EA’s saving grace.

    #58 2 years ago
  59. Mjorh

    Battlefield 4 = The Definition of Next-Gen Graphics!
    Awesome.

    #59 2 years ago
  60. WENDiGO

    They were playing NFS with what looked like a PS4 controller…interesting.

    #60 2 years ago

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  • How to listen to the Vice City soundtrack while playing GTA 5

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  • Completionists could spend over 200 hours in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

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  • Limited edition Batman: Arkham Knight Steel Grey PS4 announced

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  • Super Mario 64 HD project receives takedown notice from Nintendo

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  • Dying Light players should use “extreme caution” handling Antizin injections tomorrow

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  • Nintendo of America’s hosting a Nintendo Direct on April 1

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  • How eSports changed Call of Duty

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  • Destiny: how does the road ahead look?

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  • GTA 5 patch 1.09 improves Heists matchmaking

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  • Diablo 3, Dragon Age: Inquisition, and more make up this week’s Deals with Gold

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  • GTA 5: parallax occlusion mapping is gone, but framerate is better

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  • The Witcher 3 dev: DirectX 12 may not have impact on Xbox One games resolution

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  • Get infinite items in Bloodborne with this duplication glitch

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  • Destiny weekly reset for March 31: Heroic and Nightfall strikes detailed

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  • Motivational Growth is the first non-documentary film to be released on Steam

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  • Metal Gear Solid movie in the works at Sony Pictures

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  • Destiny: Inferno mode returns this week with Inferno Clash

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  • Bladestorm: how 28 rogue ninja conquered Brittany

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  • First Bloodborne speedrun is in, game finished in under 45 minutes

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  • Advanced Warfare Infection gameplay shows the new map, monsters, extraction mechanic

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  • Hotline Miami collector’s edition is close, 50% already achieved

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  • Woah Dave will be an extra free PS+ game on PS4 in April

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  • Mortal Kombat X: three international tourneys announced, $100,000 prize pool

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  • Project CARS to receive a free car every month, starting with the Lykan Hypersport

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  • Leaked Halo Online gameplay shows weapons, maps, and more

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  • Get PlayStation 4 with the PS Camera and The Last of Us for $399

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  • Dragon Age: Inquisition Jaws of Hakkon DLC comes to PS4 in May

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  • Watch Rainbow Six Siege developers stream new gameplay right now

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  • Advanced Warfare Exo Zombie Infected trailer shows new weapons, massive enemy

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  • Rainbow Six Siege collector’s edition comes with a 120-page field manual

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  • Rainbow Six Siege trailer is all about the operators

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  • Spotify now available on PS3 and PS4, lets you play music in the background

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  • Let’s talk Battlefield Hardline weapon balance

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  • UK Charts: Bloodborne enters at No. 2, Battlefield Hardline defends No. 1 spot

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  • Halo 5: Guardians release date and new trailers released

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  • Denial wins Call of Duty Championship 2015

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  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Ascendance DLC- check out new maps and the grapple ability

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  • Advanced Warfare’s Exo Zombies gets a “mini boss” with Ascendance DLC

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  • GTA Online user videos show out of character Lester, important Police Business

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  • Guild Wars 2 devs explain how the Map Bonus system, precursor crafting work in Heart of Thorns

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  • Fly around your creations in Cities: Skylines with the Flight Cimulator mod

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  • The Walking Dead, Better Call Saul arrive on PlayStation Vue

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  • Play the first level of Super Mario 64 in your browser

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  • Steam’s Discovery Update has helped increase revenue for smaller titles

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  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection April update includes “more ranked playlists”

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  • Get Spec Ops: The Line for free through 2K Games sale on Humble Store

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  • Dota 2 The International 2015 tickets are sold out

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  • Here’s what’s expected in Battlefield 4′s Weapon Crate DLC – video

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  • Pillars of Eternity issues to be addressed in patch 1.03, expected next week

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  • Mortal Kombat X videos show Erron Black gameplay, Ermac fatalities, more

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  • The Legend of Zelda Wii U: 2015 release not a “priority”, skipping E3

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  • Destiny gameplay designer exits for Bethesda

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