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Tue, Aug 19, 2008 | 20:29 BST
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
Thu, Feb 14, 2008 | 07:43 GMT
EA Casual Entertainment president Kathy Vrabeck has confirmed with investors that the “next-gen” Sims games will begin production within three years, and that a raft of other Sims titles are on the way in the not-so-distant future.
My Sims Kingdom will hit DS and Wii in the company’s third quarter, ending December 31, as Wii a PC version of current Wii game, MySims. MySims Party will launch for Wii and DS in EA’s fourth quarter.
SimAnimals will launch before the end of March next year, Vrabeck said. Another title, SimCity Creator is further out, and is confirmed to hit before the end of fiscal 2011.
The news accompanied sales figures for MySims, which has shipped over 3 million units and created over $100 million in revenue. EA is showing bullish noises this week, having yesterday announced that it expects to reach a turnover of $6 billion by 2011, and that it has secured exclusive NFL licensing for the same period.