Games
EA Brings Arcade Boxing Back With FaceBreaker
By Eli Green
Jan 31, 2008 - 23:00




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EA reintroduces the fun of pummeling


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Electronic Arts announced the introduction of a new arcade boxing franchise for the EA SPORTS Label today. Under development at EA Canada, FaceBreaker is a highly stylized take on boxing, with unique boxers, each with their own personality and style. Players will get the chance to completely rearrange their opponents' faces as each blow they land makes an impression. The game also features super moves and talent tricks, like playing with one hand tied behind your back. From what we're seeing at the moment though, FaceBreaker just looks like a non-cel shaded version of Black & Bruised .

However, it is likely that there will be quite a few difference between the two games, and considering the way Peter Moore, now President of the EA SPORTS Label, speaks about it, it certainly sounds like it will be a lot of fun. “ We’re very excited to announce FaceBreaker , an all-new franchise from EA SPORTS that is fun, fresh and innovative. F aceBreaker reinvigorates one of the great genres in sports videogames. Arcade boxing takes me back to my roots in this industry, and this game signals our shift to adding more approachable fun to our product lineup. In no time at all, you’ll be picking up the controllers and knocking your opponent around the ring, smashing faces, and having a riot.”

FaceBreaker will be available for Wii, Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 later this year.

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Playstation Store Update


Add-on Game Content


Folklore Add-on 5 “Nightmares”($3.99 USD/$4.99 CDN)
This
Folklore download pack includes four additional side quests, which take place during the events of the original game, plus an extra Folk to capture and an alternative costume for Keats.

File size: 93.8 MB

Folklore Add-on 6 “Visions of the Tower” ( $3.99 USD/ $4.99 CDN)
This
Folklore download pack includes four additional side quests, which take place during the events of the original game, plus an extra Folk to capture and an alternative costume for Ellen.

File size: 76 MB

Folklore Add-on Bundle 3 ( $5.99 USD/ $6.99 CDN)
Get two
Folklore Add-ons for one low price! This Folklore Add-on Bundle includes “Nightmares” and the “Visions of the Tower” add-ons. Each add-on includes four side quests, plus an extra Folk to capture and alternative costumes for Ellen and Keats.

File size: 169.8 MB

Rock Band

Build your Rock Band library by purchasing these song game tracks. For song credits, visit www.RockBand.com.

Siva – Smashing Pumpkins ($1.99 USD/$2.99 CDN)
Working Man - Rush ( $1.99 USD/ $2.99 CDN)
Ten Speed (of God’s Blood…) – Coheed and Cambria ( $1.99 USD/ $2.99 CDN)

File sizes: 29.4 MB – 45.8 MB

Demos

Conflict: Denied Ops Demo

Conflict: Denied Ops is a highly accessible co-op FPS featuring massive, extremely explosive firefights across destructible environments. Work as a team to utilize the specific skills of each operative and experience the ultimate in destructive satisfaction with tons of exploding objects and an endless barrage of terrorists who are begging to be blown to hell.
File size: 988 MB
ESRB Rated M

Game Videos

Battlefield: BC Haggard’s Blog (free)

Private Haggard may not be the most charismatic guy, but he sure gets to the point quickly. Catch a glimpse of his heartfelt speech to his family in which he talks about some of his, well, mishaps, from the past.
File size: 98 MB (HD)

Go! Sports Skydiving Trailer (free)

Go! Sports Skydiving is a skydiving simulator that uses the SIXAXIS wireless controller to twist, turn and pull off tricks. The easy and intuitive motion control allows you to move through the skies into various skydiving team formations or solo tricks with the greatest of ease. Supports several single player modes, including formation, team match, landing and several online battle modes.
File size: 109 MB (HD)

Movie and Blu-ray Disc Trailers

Prince Caspian Trailer (free)

The characters of C.S. Lewis’ timeless fantasy come to life once again in this newest installment of the “Chronicles of Narnia” series, in which the Pevensie siblings are magically transported back from England to the world of Narnia, where a thrilling, perilous new adventure and an even greater test of their faith and courage awaits them.
File size: 153 MB (HD), 204 MB (1080)

Prom Night Trailer (free)

Donna’s senior prom is supposed to be the best night of her life. After surviving a horrible tragedy, she has finally moved on and is enjoying her last year of high school. Surrounded by her best friends, she should be safe from the horrors of her past. But when the night turns deadly, there is only one person who could be responsible…a man she thought was gone forever.
File size: 27 MB (SD), 99 MB (HD), 131 MB (1080)

Across the Universe Trailer

The enduring songs of The Beatles, set the tone for Across The Universe, a love story about a British boy and an American girl set against the backdrop of the social upheaval of the 1960s. The stirring music of the Fab Four will drive the narrative, with the actors singing and dancing to the classic tunes.
File size: 122 MB (HD), 156 MB (1080)

Daddy Day Camp Trailer

DADDY DAY CARE pals Charlie and Phil are back in this hilarious, all-new adventure: DADDY DAY CAMP ! When the dads expand their childcare magic to Camp Driftwood - serving up sports, crafts and teaching the kids a thing or two about nature, they discover the camp has everything it needs except a plan to put the bullies of rival Camp Canola to shame.
File size: 90 MB (HD), 120 MB (1080)

PS3 Themes

PixelJunk Monsters Theme 2 (free)

Customize your PS3 system with a cool PixelJunk Monsters theme. This theme allows you to change up the look of your background and XMB icons.

File size: 710 KB

PS3 Wallpaper

(2) PixelJunk Monsters Wallpaper (free)

Customize the background of your PS3 system with this new PixelJunk Monsters Wallpaper.
File sizes: 143 KB - 551 KB

PlayStation Store for PC

Here is this week’s content release for the PLAYSTATION Store for PC. To download these games to your PSP, navigate to http://store.playstation.com. There you’ll find descriptions of the content and directions on how to get started. For more on the PLAYSTATION Store for PC click here.

Downloadable Games

Neopets: Petpet Adventures - The Wand of Wishing ($15.99 USD/$16.99 CDN) PSP Wallpaper (free)

Neopets: Petpet Adventures - The Wand of Wishing Wallpaper