EA Set To Hit San Diego Comic-Con Hardcore

By Eli Green
July 17, 2009 - 19:30

Electronic Arts announced what it would be showing off at the San Diego Comic-Con this year, and it's put together quite the list. If you're going to the Comic-Con, running from next Thursday, July 23rd, until the following Sunday, July 26th, Electronic Arts' booth, #5213, will be showcasing a number of its holiday blockbuster titles in over a dozen playable kiosks. The games featured at the booth kiosks will be Brütal Legend, Dante’s Inferno, Dead Space Extraction, G.I. JOE The Rise of the Cobra, The Saboteur and Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning.


Visitors to EA's booth will also see a signing station where they can meet the comic artists behind Army of Two: The 40th Day, Dead Space Extraction and Dante’s Inferno, as well as a retail corner with unique EA merchandise for sale.

Aside from the booth on the show floor, EA will be running an Xbox 360 sponsored gaming lounge at the Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter Hotel, across from the San Diego Convention Center, during the whole show. The “EA Gaming Lounge presented by Xbox 360” will be open from 2pm until 9pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and from noon until 5pm on Sunday. Visitors to this all-access venue will get to see, and play, Dragon Age: Origins, Battlefield 1943, Battlefield: Bad Company 2 and Valve's Left 4 Dead 2.

Games are a powerful force in pop culture and EA’s presence at Comic-Con proves it. The line-up of titles we’re bringing to the show demonstrate best in breed action, adventure and RPG interactive entertainment,” said Mike Quigley, Group Vice President of Marketing for EA. “Our footprint at Comic-con is designed to give show-goers hands-on time with the holiday’s hottest titles, and even give non-registered attendees a chance to get a sneak peek at the ‘EA Gaming Lounge presented by Xbox 360’.”


Can't get enough info on EA's upcoming titles? If so, there's more good news for you, as some members of EA's development teams will be participating in the following panels as part of the Comic-Con's conference program:

Thursday July 23; 12:30-1:30 Dante's Inferno— Jonathan Knight (executive producer, EA), Ash Huang (art director), Brandon Auman (writer), Christos Gage (writer), and Victor Cook (director) talk about the adaptation of this literary classic into pop culture. They will discuss how they translated the various aspects of The Divine Comedy into a video game, an animated feature, and a comic series, where they were faithful and where they invented, and how each of the mediums differs. Also get a peak at EA's game in development, and also watch the world premiere trailer for the animated feature Dante's Inferno co-produced by EA and Starz Media. Room 8

Friday July 24; 6:00-7:00 Dead Space Extraction— Chuck Beaver (Producer), Ben Templesmith (Illustrator) and Antony Johnston (Writer) will discuss utilizing the interactive gaming medium to portray emotion in a more visceral way than books & film traditionally display. Visceral Games executive producer Steve Papoutsis discusses the implementation of story and talent into games and the art of crafting a believable, epic story into this fall's Wii exclusive Dead Space Extraction. Room 2


Saturday July 25; 2:00-3:00 The Saboteur — Rethinking the WWII Gaming Genre— Pandemic Studios lead designer Tom French and art director Chris Hunt discuss how historical events served as the foundation for their upcoming action sandbox game The Saboteur, who the Saboteur is, and how the innovative combination of game design and artistic style were employed to develop a unique experience. Room 2

Sunday July 26; 3:15-4:15 Army of Two: The 40th DayBridgingVideo Gameswith Comics. In this panel Reid Schneider (Executive Producer - Army of Two) and Alex Hutchinson (Creative Director - Army of Two) will discuss how they have been working with comic artists to show players the consequences of their moral choices throughout the game, and how the in-depth involvement of these artists in the production of Army of Two changes the feel of the game. Room 6A

Details on Electronic Arts' games that will be shown at the San Diego Comic-Con:


The ultimate two-man private military team of Salem and Rios return in ARMY OF TWO: THE 40th DAY, where they must fight to survive a carefully orchestrated series of catastrophes that are dragging the city of Shanghai to the brink of disaster. The game has been built from the ground up with a focus on an incredible cooperative experience. A bigger playbook of features and a new arsenal of co-op moves are available to both players to perform at any time, opening up fresh strategies and choices. The result is a bigger, deeper, more organic and immersive co-op experience that lets players put their best two-man tactics to use whenever and wherever they want.

· Platforms – Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and PSP

· Ship Date – 2010

· ESRB – Rating Pending

Battlefield: Bad Company 2

Specializing in online vehicle warfare since 1942 -- In Battlefield: Bad Company 2, DICE brings its best-in-class online vehicle warfare to a spectacular new level. By pushing destruction to new heights and delivering a host of land, sea and air vehicles, players will experience all-out-warfare like never before. Whether its intense battles online or in the single player campaign, players must use every weapon and vehicle at their disposal to survive and conquer. This unprecedented action unfolds on the battlefield to bring a new level of excitement to vehicular warfare never before experienced in a modern warfare action game.

· Platforms – Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and PC

· Ship Date – Q1 2010 (calendar year)

· ESRB Rating – Rating Pending


Battlefield 1943

Battlefield 1943 is a critically acclaimed download-only game that delivers endless hours of 24-player First-Person Shooter action on popular maps inspired by Battlefield 1942. The game will have players battling over four tropic locations: Wake Island, Guadalcanal, Iwo Jima and Coral Sea. These maps have now been updated with the DICE Frostbite engine, providing destructibility to the Battlefield and leaving players with almost nowhere to hide. Gamers will have the freedom to compete by land, air and sea as either the US Marines or the Imperial Japanese Navy. Whether they choose to play the role of a rifleman crawling through the trenches, a steel-fisted tank commander, or a dog fighting ace pilot, gamers will have the power to rule the Battlefield.

· Platforms – Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and PC

· Ship Date – Download Now on Xbox LIVE Marketplace and PlayStationNetwork

· ESRB Rating – T for Teen

Brütal Legend

From the mind of Tim Schafer and Double Fine Productions comes Brütal Legend, a 3rd person action game starring Jack Black as the ultimate roadie Eddie Riggs. Rich in combat, imagery and storytelling, Brütal Legend delivers lighter-flicking fun sure to melt your face off.

· Platforms – Playstation 3 and Xbox 360

·Ship date – Rocktober 13th in North America, Rocktober 16th in the UK and Europe

· ESRB – Rating Pending


Dante’s Inferno

From Visceral Games, award-winning creators of last year’s critically-acclaimed Dead Space, comes one of 2010’s most highly anticipated 3rd person action adventure games, Dante’s Inferno. Based on part one of Dante Alighierei’s classic poem “The Divine Comedy,” EA’s Dante’s Inferno takes gamers on an epic adventure through Dante’s nine circles of hell – limbo, lust, gluttony, greed, anger, heresy, violence, fraud and treachery. The game features a highly responsive, addictive combat system, which players will need to take Dante through a gauntlet of unimaginable evils as he fights to recapture the soul of his beloved Beatrice.

· Platforms – Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and PSP

· Ship Date – 2010

· ESRB – Rating Pending


Dead Space Extraction

From Visceral Games comes Dead Space Extraction, the thrilling prequel to last fall’s award-winning Dead Space, built from the ground up exclusively for the Wii. In Dead Space Extraction, gamers will experience the panic before the terror through the eyes of a handful of space colonists desperately struggling to escape from a horrific infection on the Aegis VII mining colony. The game introduces Lexine, a new heroine in the Dead Space universe, and it quickly becomes clear that protecting her may be the crew’s only hope for survival in one of the most cinematic action-horror game experiences ever made for the Wii.

· Platforms – Wii

· Ship Date – Sept 29th in NA & Oct 2nd in Europe

· ESRB – Rating Pending

Dragon Age: Origins

Award-winning RPG developer, BioWare invites players to experience their deepest RPG to date. For thousands of years, the Grey Wardens have been the guardians of the land. Now with an ancient evil on the rise again, it is up to players to unite the shattered lands and slay the corrupted dragon known as the Archdemon. In Dragon Age: Origins, players must make ruthless decisions and be willing to sacrifice their friends and loved ones for the greater good of mankind.


· Platforms – PC, Xbox 360 and Playstation 3

· Ship Date – October 20, 2009 (North America), October 23, 2009 (Europe)

· ESRB – Rating Pending


G.I. JOE The Rise of Cobra

G.I. JOE The Rise of Cobra for all major video game consoles features an exclusive storyline that picks up where the live-action movie, from Paramount Pictures and Spyglass Entertainment, in association with Hasbro, leaves off, allowing players to re-create and re-live the greatest moments from the film, cartoon series and action figure toy line. The game offers 16 playable characters – four of which are unlockable COBRA characters – each with unique abilities and weapons. Adding to the adrenaline rush is an intense single-screen co-op mode allowing two players to easily unite as a team in a classic struggle between good and evil to defeat the powers of COBRA.

· Platforms – Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Wii, PlayStation 2, PSP, Nintendo DS and mobile devices

· Ship Date – August 2009

· ESRB Rating – E10+ for Nintendo DS; T for console and PSP


Left 4 Dead

Valve’s Left 4 Dead 2 is the sequel to the best-selling, critically acclaimed co-operative multiplayer smash hit, Left 4 Dead. Set at roughly the same time as the original Left 4 Dead, players assume the role of 4 new “Survivors” as they are lead through the southeastern region of the US – from Savannah, Georgia thru the bayou country, and climaxing in New Orleans’ French Quarter. Introducing melee weapons, new zombies and advanced technology -- such as the AI Director 2.0, which procedurally changes weather effects, world objects and pathways, in addition to tailoring the experience to match the players’ performance - Left 4 Dead 2 promises to be one of the top game releases of 2009.

· Platforms: Xbox 360 and PC

· Release: 11/17/09


The Saboteur

Fight, climb, and race your way through a uniquely stylized version of Nazi-occupied France in Pandemic Studios upcoming action sandbox game The Saboteur. Meet Sean Devlin, the daredevil hero of The Saboteur – a street-tough Irish racecar driver turned resistance fighter in 1940s Paris, where the women are sexy and the action is epic.

· Platforms – Playstation 3, Xbox 360 and PC

· Ship date – Holiday 2009

· ESRB – Rating Pending


Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning

Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoningfeatures revolutionary Realm vs. Realm conflict that will provide players with an engaging battleground for years to come. Available now for PC, WAR is rated “T” for Teen by the ESRB. For more information about the game and to download the 10-day free trial, visit

· Platforms –PC

· Ship Date – Available Now

· ESRB – Teen

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