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[Pre-E3 2006] EA Rolls Out the Games

Get ready for it: Madden on every major console EVAR.
Author: Kyle Sutton
Published: May 4, 2006
Something tells us we should have become at least slightly suspicious of Electronic Arts' next-gen dabbling after Warren Jenson, Chief Financial and Administrative Officer, offered this comment yesterday in conjunction with the company's fourth quarter fiscal report

"We are well into the console transition and now have more than 30 next generation games in development."

Yeah... what? Wow. Seriously? Yeah. And while only a handful of 'em will be on the floor for all the people to gawk over, the really top-secret titles are to be shown behind the closed doors of the EA Sports Lab, namely, tech demonstrations of NBA Live, Tiger Woods PGA TOUR and FIFA Soccer. But since all anyone really cares about is football, EA also plans to offer playable demos of Madden NFL 07 and NCAA Football 07 in an effort to highlight innovative development tools in action. Remember how we tend to horribly stereotype sports fans? Yeahhhh.

Now we could've sworn EA had a few more tricks up its sleeves besides pigskin and such... take it away, gang!

"EA is leading the industry with a new generation of games on a new generation of platforms," claims Paul Lee, President of EA Studios. "We're pushing the technology to provide more innovation in our EA branded games and authentic athletic performance in our EA Sports games."

"EA is demonstrating a ground-breaking level of quality and innovation at E3 this year," assures Frank Gibeau, EA Executive Vice President and General Manager of North American Publishing. "Games like Army of Two and NBA Live 07 are going to unleash the power of new consoles like PlayStation3 and Xbox 360. Madden NFL 07 makes great use of the new controller on Nintendo's Wii system."

"E3 is a showcase for EA's portfolio of globally recognized entertainment," suggests Executive Vice President and General Manager of International Publishing, Gerhard Florin. "Titles like FIFA Soccer, The Lord of the Rings, The Battle for Middle-earth II and the Battlefield franchise are among the most popular games in the world."

Enough back-patting quotes for now? Yeah, we agree. BEHOLD THE GAMES!

Madden NFL 07 (PS2, PSP, PS3)
With the exclusive video game license of the NFL and its players, Madden NFL 07 continues to be the #1 football franchise in history with more than 51 million copies sold. In its 17th installment, you control the running game like never before. For the first time ever, step up as the lead blocker to create a hole, and then take control of the tailback and smash through, overpower, or slash away from would-be tacklers as you fight for every yard. Innovative rushing controls give you a game-breaking ground attack featuring all-new jukes, cutbacks, and the distinct running styles of your favorite backs.

NCAA Football 07 (PS2, PSP)
Momentum changes everything -- now college football's most celebrated videogame turns the tide with NCAA Football 07. Whether battling your biggest rival or playing for the first-ever BCS National Championship Game in Dynasty Mode, success on the field depends on your ability to maintain momentum. Featuring unprecedented graphics that capture every moment in complete detail -- from the authenticity of the stadiums, mascots, and marching bands, to the true-to-life look and feel of the players on the field. NCAA Football 07 delivers the most realistic college football experience ever.

NASCAR 07 (Working Title) (PSP)
Take risks, be rewarded, and become a champion with NASCAR 07 on the PSP system. With all-new Adrenaline Moments, use your skill and instinct during the most intense situations and control the outcome by avoiding disastrous wrecks and flying debris. Maintain your focus on dangerous conditions ahead with the new RaceBreaker feature, which guides you through every treacherous moment of the race. With all-new speed blurring, realistic spark and smoke effects, and camera shakes, get your adrenaline pumping and experience the all-out drama and intensity of 190-mph racing with NASCAR 07.

Army of Two (PS3)
You're not alone soldier, not anymore. At E3, EA unveils details of the action title that has been kept top secret for the past year. Developed at EA's boutique production house in Montreal, Canada, the new, original game will redefine strategic TWO man cooperative play when it launches on the PlayStation 3 console and Xbox 360 in 2007. Army of Two will throw gamers into hot spots ripped from current day headlines where they will utilize unique TWO man strategies and tactics while seamlessly transitioning between playing with intelligent Partner AI (PAI) and a live player. When one man is not enough, it will take an army of two to fight through war, political turmoil and a conspiracy so vast it threatens the entire world.

Superman Returns: The Videogame (PS2, PSP)
Superman Returns: The Videogame challenges players to master Superman's unrivaled powers to save Metropolis. Based on 60 years of DC Comics and the upcoming motion picture, Superman Returns: The Videogame creates the ultimate open-world super hero experience. As the Man of Steel, you'll hone your unworldly super powers such as Flight, X-Ray Vision and Freeze Breath to fight villains that only Superman can defeat.

Def Jam Fight For NY: The Takeover (PSP)
Experience the ultimate hip hop fighting game anywhere you go. Master over 180 new fighting moves and 50 new dirty moves in order to win fights and rise among the ranks of your crew. Create your own fighter and battle through over 40 of the hottest artists and celebrities in Hip Hop including Busta Rhymes, Ludacris, Method Man, Redman, Snoop Dogg, and Xzibit. With a new story, new moves, new venues, and head to head wireless gameplay, Def Jam Fight For NY: The Takeover is the summer's must have title for the PSP system.

Surely just a piece of their next-gen pie (where the heck is our MOH?!), but we'll be back with the full word next week, hopefully even scoring a peek at those Lab projects. Check back then!