Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Electronic Arts

Mass Effect 3: Citdal DLC now available for 360, PC, and PS3

Mass Effect 3 (360, PC, PS3) Citadel and Reckoning DLC Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 2 (Citadel)

Commander Shepard and crew set out on their final journey today with the launch of the last single-player DLC pack for Mass Effect 3, Citadel. The last hurrah features characters from throughout the trilogy who arrive to help eliminate an emerging threat. The characters are also playable in the new Armax Combat Arena, a 10-scenario training program that pits the crew against waves of enemies. Lastly, a new casino has been added, the Citadel’s Silver Coast Casino, as well as a new, customizable station-based living quarter.

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Mass Effect 3 to get new multiplayer, final single-player DLC packs

Mass Effect 3 (360, PC, PS3) Citadel and Reckoning DLC Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 1 (Citadel)

Just when you thought Commander Shepard had retired, BioWare has called him—or her—back into action. EA has announced that two new DLC packs are being primed for release, the free multiplayer pack Reckoning and the for-pay single-player pack Citadel. Reckoning will launch on February 26 and include new characters, upgrades, and weapons, and will be previewed on BioWare Edmonton’s twitch.tv channel on February 25 at 9:30 a.m. (PST). Citadel, the last single-player pack, will launch on March 5 and feature characters from all three titles on a mission set inside the sprawling space station.

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Crysis 3 now available in stores for 360 and PS3, online for PC

Crysis 3 (360, PC, PS3) Open Multiplayer Beta Announcement - Screenshot 4

The latest entry in Crytek’s Crysis series is now available for 360, PC, and PS3. Crysis 3 brings back the Nanosuit, and the many powers its bestows, as well as protagonist Prophet. After donning the suit and moniker in Crysis 2, he must now make his way through a domed New York that is overrun by vegetation and patrolled by Cell operatives. Seven distinct areas, known as the 7 Wonders, must be explored as he continues his struggle to save mankind.

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Battlefield 3: End Game details, screens released

Battlefield 3 (360, PC, PS3) End Game Screens Announcement - Screenshot 1

Some new screens have been released for the Battlefield 3 digital add-on End Game. Set to launch this March, End Game will include not only four new season-inspired maps but also a new dirt bike, two new anti-aircraft vehicles, a new dropship, the return of Capture the Flag and Air Superiority, five new assignments, and 16 new dog tags.

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Dead Space 3 available for 360, PC, and PS3, DLC announced

Dead Space 3 (360, PC, PS3) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

The battle against the Necromorph continues today with the release of Visceral Games’ Dead Space 3. New to the series are a weapon-crafting system, drop-in/drop-out multiplayer, and Kinect support for 360. Players will also venture to a new planet, the frozen world of Tau Volantis. As Sergeant John Carver, players will seek out the source of the Necromorph threat as they unlock side missions that reveal more about the monsters’ origin. EA has also announced the first DLC drop, Awakened, which will introduce a new chapter this March for 800 MS Points/$9.99.

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Crysis 3 open multiplayer beta announced for 360, PC, PS3

Electronic Arts has announced that Crysis 3 will begin a two-week open multiplayer beta on January 29. Available for 360, PC, and PS3, the beta will feature two maps, Airport and Museum, and two team-based modes, including the new Hunter mode. Hunter will pit players against one another as two hunters battle a squad of Cell troopers (10 on console and 14 on PC). The hunters only have access to their powers and Predator bows, though defeated Cell troopers will fill their ranks as respawned hunters. The beta will also sport the new in-game social media feed dubbed New York Feed. The feed will not only broadcast the player’s accomplishments to other readers but also offer dynamic challenges.

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Rise of the Hutt Cartel announced for Star Wars: The Old Republic

Star Wars: The Old Republic (PC) Rise of the Hutt Cartel DLC Announcement - Header

BioWare has announced that the first downloadable expansion for Star Wars: The Old Republic, Rise of the Hutt Cartel, is available for pre-order. The add-on will feature a new fully voiced storyline that will see players venturing to the dual-faction planet of Makeb and battling against the Hutt Cartel. The expansion will also add new allies, enemies, and technologies, as well as five new levels of missions and an increased level cap of 55.

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Crysis 3 screenshots, teaser for 7 Wonders video series released

EA has released a batch of new screenshots from Crytek’s upcoming first-person shooter, Crysis 3. The shots reveal more of the Fields, and the dangers that lurk therein, below the NYC Liberty Dome that must be traversed in order for Prophet and Sykes to reach the rebel forces. A new trailer for Hell of a Town, a video set to debut on December 12 as part Albert Hughes’ series The 7 Wonders of Crysis 3, has also been released.

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Amazon and GameStop offer new pre-order extras for Dead Space 3

Visceral Games has announced two new pre-order incentives for their upcoming action title Dead Space 3. Gamers who pre-order the title at GameStop will receive the EG-900 SMG, while those who pre-order through Amazon will gain access to the shockingly accurate (ha!) Tesla Enervator. It was also noted that these are in addition to the First Contact and Witness the Truth pre-order bundles bonus content, which are part of the first run Limited Edition batch.

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Mass Effect 3 Special Edition now available for Wii U

Mass Effect 3 Special Edition (Wii U) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Wii U owners looking for an intergalactic adventure will be able to ship out today with Mass Effect 3 Special Edition. The new version includes five single- and multiplayer DLC packs (Earth, Extended Cut, From Ashes, Rebellion, and Resurgence), as well as Genesis II, an interactive comic from Dark Horse that covers the events of the first two games. GamePad support has also been added, allowing for direct play on the controller and use of the touchscreen to control team abilities and movements as well as to view enemies on a tactical mini map.

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