EA’s E3 Press Conference: Highlights

EA’s presser started off with a snippy stab at the various media outlets by Peter Moore, challenging the normal panning of these E3 press conferences.

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The first game to hit the stage was Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare. There were lots of cheers for this one, especially when they called in the garlic to drop the bomb. I was happy to see a woman on stage demoing, until I heard that she was playing the sunflower, who is actually a female character…the healer character. >_> Why are we always either archers or healers? And since when do plants have sexes?

The demo ended with the announcement of Peggle 2, if I heard correctly. I’m a huge Peggle fan, so I can’t wait to learn more!

Moving on, the next game was Titanfall, a game we also saw showcased in the Microsoft conference. It was interesting to note that the game will first come out for the Xbox One, and then for the 360 and PC. It appears that most of the games announced are not only coming out for the new consoles, but also for the current gen, which I was happy to hear.

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Me with a mech from Titanfall!

I think Titanfall looks really interesting, and I can’t wait to see a little more on how the interaction works between the mechs and humans. Everyone loves mechs, so I imagine this game will be pretty popular as we learn more about it!

Star Wars: Battlefront had a SUPER quick trailer, but the response from the crowd was wild. As soon as the first ship zipped by, everyone just started cheering. Then we moved on to…cars. Well. You know how I feel about racing games, so I won’t go to far into Need for Speed: Rivals, except to say that if the game comes with all that bass they were pumpin’ under our seats, then maybe I’ll get it.

Aaron Paul getting the crowd pumped for Need for Speed.

By far, my favorite part of the conference was the Dragon Age: Inquisition trailer.

I noticed Varric, Cassandra, and Morrigan. The setting with the castle walls also looks like the setting from Dragon Age: Dawn of the Seeker, which would be interesting. This newest entry into the series promises a story-driven open world filled with important, game-changing decisions and characters new and old.

“A cataclysmic event has plunged the land of Thedas into turmoil. Dragons now darken the sky, casting a shadow of terror over a once-peaceful kingdom. Mages have broken into an all-out war against the oppressive Templars. Nations rise against one another. It falls to you to restore order as you lead the Inquisition and hunt down the agents of chaos – your choices will forever change the Dragon Age.”

Despite how excited the trailer got me, I do have to temper it with the knowledge that I was just as excited for Dragon Age 2…which was a hugely disappointing game. I really hope they pull off this new one and return to the Dragon Age we know and love!

The most surprising moment for me came during the Battlefield 4 trailer. I didn’t expect to be blown away, but I really was. The visuals were awesome, the movement between different vehicles was smooth like Far Cry 3, and they brought an entire building down. It just looked awesome and fun.

Then there were a bunch of sports games and OMG MIRROR’S EDGE OOOOMMMMGG.

Dana White, Jon Jones, and Benson Henderson onstage for EA Sports UFC.

Dana White, Jon Jones, and Benson Henderson onstage for EA Sports UFC.

Drake onstage for FIFA.

Drake onstage for FIFA.

What did you think of EA’s E3 press conference? Let us know in the comments!

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