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EA released details about a Premium Edition of Visceral Games’ upcoming shooter Battlefield Hardline. The membership program offers monthly rewards, access to exclusive events, special items, two weeks early access to the game’s four story-themed digital expansion packs, and new content. The new content is a mixture of features and stat-boosting items and includes Competitive Play, Gun Bench, Masks, and Legendary Status. The full list of all the extras is available below.
EA has announced that Battlefield Hardline’s second beta will be open to all players and accessible across all platforms. The date of the next round of testing wasn’t announced, but it was noted that there won’t be a cap on level progression and that there will be two maps and two modes. Conquest will offer the chance for up to 64 players to battle it out as cops and criminals, while Hotwire will focus on mixing combat with high speed.
Dead Space 3’s storyline continues today with the release of the content DLC pack Awakened. The new expansion, playable in single player and co-op, picks up where Dead Space 3 left off, with Isaac Clark and John Carver attempting to repair the Terra Nova and return to Earth. Their plans quickly go awry once Clark begins to hallucinate and distrust sets in between the two as the Necromorphs close in.
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.
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.
Electronic Arts has announced that Visceral Games’ Army of Two The Devil’s Cartel will launch on March 26 for 360 and PS3. For gamers looking to snag some pre-order bonuses, three extras were also announced, detailed below, with those who put down their cash early receiving the Overkill Edition, which includes early access to contracts, co-op gear, and weapons.
Isaac Clark, and co-op partner John Carver, will be continuing man’s struggles against the Necromorphs on February 5 when Dead Space 3 hits store shelves for 360, PC, and PS3. EA has also announced that gamers who pre-order the Limited Edition will be able to immediately access two bundles, detailed below, the First Contact Bundle and the Witness the Truth Bundle. Each bundle includes a new suit and a new weapon.
Dead Space 3 will bring more to the series than just an increasingly tired Isaac. As earlier announced, the third entry will add drop-in/drop-op co-op play that will allow friends to join in on the Necromorph gutting as Sergeant John Carver. Today, a new batch of screenshots was released showing more of the duo in action, with Carver sporting a fetching red and black panoply.
EA covered most their major franchises today, with news about the future of Dead Space, a reimagined Need for Speed, a new program for Battlefield 3, and the Medal of Honor Warfighter Limited Edition pre-order extras.