Electronic Arts are no slouches when it comes to shocking and pleasing their viewing audiences during their E3 press conferences. The company’s E3 2014 media briefing were full of the types of games reveals that diehard fans have been clamoring for. Check out all the awesome tidbits we picked up from the live show below!
1. The New Star Wars Game Got Detailed in a Development Trailer
An introspective trailer on the development of Star Wars: Battlefront began the press conference. Dice, the developers behind the Battlefront FPS series, visited the Lucasarts archives in order to get a good look at the wealth of Star Wars material. The game’s release date is still in the dark, but gamers were told that there would be more to see in Spring 2015.
2. Dragon Age: Inquisition’s New Characters Were Given Some Screen Time
A brand piece of gameplay for Dragon Age: Inquisition was put on display next, which showed off the implementation of party companions, new heroes and battle mechanics. The body parts of enemies can be attacked during real-time skirmishes by each party member. Some of the party members who were revealed circle around Iron Bull (a warrior), Sera (an archer) Blackwall (a Grey Warden) and Vivienne (an Orlesian mage).
3. The Developers Behind Mass Effect Are Working on a Sequel and a New IP
The next chapter of the Mass Effect series was hinted at in a development studio trailer. The Montreal BioWare game development team will be responsible for creating this new game in the franchise. Players will be heading into a brand new part of the wide galaxy the series is known for. BioWare is also working on a brand new IP under the leadership of Mass Effect developer Casey Hudson.
4. The Sims 4 New Suite of Character Features Were Shown
The Sims 4’s amazing slate of new features was featured in a lengthy segment of the show. The game’s December 2, 2014 release date was confirmed.
5. Bruce Lee Took on BJ Penn in a Some New EA UFC Gameplay
EA UFC‘s Bruce Lee trailer was shown, as well as a special gameplay vid that showed the digital fighter in action against BJ Penn.