Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Electronic Arts

Titanfall to be released next March, Collector’s Edition announced

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Gamers looking forward to Respawn Entertainment’s debut won’t have much longer to wait, as EA has revealed that Titanfall will launch on March 11. It was also announced that the 360, PC, and Xbox One versions will receive a Collector’s Edition. Priced at an eyebrow-raising $249.99, the premium set will include an 18” statue of an Atlas titan (complete with LED lighting), an 190-page art book, and a poster featuring the Atlas’ schematics. The standard release and the Collector’s Edition are scheduled to launch at the same time.

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First round of Battlefield 4 multiplayer beta now live for consoles, PC

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The Battlefield 4 multiplayer beta has officially launched for 360, PC, and PS3 gamers who pre-ordered the Battlefield 3 PC Digital Deluxe Edition, are registered owners of either Medal of Honor Warfighter Limited Edition or Digital Deluxe Edition, or who are Battlefield 3 Premium members. The beta features the Siege of Shanghai map and support for two game modes, Conquest and Domination. This will also be the first time that gamers get to experience Levolution, a new feature that involves levels reacting dynamically to the ongoing action to ensure that each session is different, and earn Battlepacks, random combinations of camos, dog tags, and items.

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Battlefield 4 multiplayer beta details announced, to go live October 1

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EA has announced the multiplayer beta dates for the console and PC versions of Battlefield 4. The beta will feature the Siege of Shanghai map in Conquest Mode and Domination Mode, and will be open first to Battlefield 3 Digital Deluxe Edition pre-orders, Battlefield 3 Premium members, and registered owners of Medal of Honor Warfighter Limited Edition or Digital Deluxe Edition. Early access will begin on October 1, while all 360, PC, and PS3 owners will be able to join on October 4.

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Battlefield 4 progress to be transferable from current to next gen

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Dice has announced on the Battlefield 4 blog that current-gen players will be able to carry over their progress whenever they transition to PS4 and Xbox One. Stats, unlocks, and ranks will all transfer over, as well as Premium memberships. The next-gen versions will be released after the 360 and PS3 versions, but will support 64-player battles and 60 frames per second.

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Dice starts the fireworks early with two new shots from Battlefield 4

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EA has decided to kick off the fourth early with two new shots from Battlefield 4. Both of the explosive images are from levels that were debuted at E3: the first, above, from the single-player mission Angry Sea, and the second from the multiplayer level Siege of Shanghai.

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New behind-the-scenes video released for Titanfall

EA and Respawn have released a new inside-look video for Titanfall. The online-only shooter, revealed at E3, will feature the kind of set-piece battles found in single-player campaigns, with players fighting it out as agile jetpack-wearing assault Pilots and as controllers of 24-foot-tall mech Titans.

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E3 2013: EA reveals Respawn Entertainment’s Titanfall

EA has pulled the curtains back on Respawn Entertainment’s upcoming shooter, Titanfall. The studio, founded by Infinity Ward alumni, has been working on the title for nearly three years. The game is multiplayer-only but will feature the set piece battles traditionally found in single-player campaigns. As an Interstellar Manufacturing Corporation or Militia soldier, players will be able to battle it out as an agile, jetpack-sporting assault Pilot or as the driver of a Titan, a 24-foot-tall mech.

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E3 2013: Battlefield 4 info, gameplay media, DLC details released

EA and Dice have released some single- and multiplayer gameplay footage and screenshots from Battlefield 4, including the trailer revealed during Microsoft’s conference showcasing the single-player mission Angry Sea. During the level, players must escape from a sinking aircraft carrier by hijacking a nearby boat. Dice also revealed that Xbox One will receive exclusive DLC, Second Assault, a post-launch pack that will include four Battlefield 3 maps re-imagined using the new Frostbite 3 engine. The multiplayer video shows some best-of moments from a 64-player match on the Siege of Shanghai map that was show at EA’s preview press conference.

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Crysis 3 to return to its roots with The Lost Island multiplayer DLC

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Crytek is going back to the jungle next week with the latest DLC pack for Crysis 3, The Lost Island. After traces of an alien presence are found in the West Pacific, rebel forces are dispatched to destroy the object before Cell troops can retrieve it. The multiplayer-focused drop will include four new maps set on a small island in the Philippines, new weapons, and two new modes, Frenzy and Possession.

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Insomniac Games’ co-op shooter Fuse launches for 360, PS3

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Fuse, Insomniac Games’ co-op-centric third-person shooter, is now available in stores for consoles and online for PC. The Ratchet & Clank developer’s multiplatform debut features four playable operatives that can be controlled by friends, online or locally via splitscreen, or in turn solo by using the Leap mechanic. Each character has their own skillset and weapons, which players use to take down the rogue paramilitary force known as Raven. Upgradeable alien weapons are also available and powered through the use of Fuse.

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