Sony Computer Entertainment Europe has today announced LittleBigPlanetTM Karting, the newest adventure in the award-winning LittleBigPlanetTM franchise, exclusively for PlayStation®3. Developed by United Front Games, in conjunction with Media Molecule, LittleBigPlanetTMKarting takes the ‘Play, Create, Share’ ethos of LittleBigPlanet and brings it to a fast-paced karting game set within an endlessly imaginative world. Read the rest of this entry »
The best-selling racing franchise of all time is back — and the stakes have never been higher.Get ready to race for your life in a heart-pounding cross-country race from the Golden Gate to the Empire State as Electronic Arts announced that Need for Speed™ The Run is now available at retail stores in North America. Need for Speed The Run has already earned a perfect 5/5 from Stuff Magazine, while Men’s Health heralds the game for its “killer racing action.” Univision highlights Need for Speed The Run for its “spectacular cars and intense racing” and GameTrailers declares the game “a blast to drive.” Read the rest of this entry »
EA has announced that Hollywood action director Michael Bay has joined forces with theNeed for Speed franchise to deliver a spectacular one-of-kind, blockbuster television commercial for this holiday’s most anticipated release, Need for Speed™ The Run, developed by EA Black Box. Starting today, fans of the Need for Speed Facebook page will work together to unlock the trailer which features Need for Speed The Run game footage to showcase a heart-pounding, adrenaline-fueled race that perfectly reflects the game’s action-packed sequences. Read the rest of this entry »
Black Box and Electronic Arts Inc. have announced that Christina Hendricks (Mad Men) and Sean Faris (Vampire Diaries) will star in the upcoming action racing game Need for Speed™ The Run. The video game will feature the actors as lead characters in an intense race-for-your-life story taking players on a cross-country race from San Francisco to New York. Powered by Frostbite™ 2, Black Box Studio makes its return and takes the action racing genre to new heights with stunning visuals and car physics that hug the road at insanely fast speeds. Read the rest of this entry »
Electronic Arts Inc. and adidas Originals have announced a one-of-a-kind lifestyle and gaming partnership for Need for Speed™ The Run, which was developed by Black Box at EA Canada. Combining the cultural expertise of both brands, consumers will not only see the iconic adidas Superstar shoes in Need for Speed The Run, but they’ll also be treated with exclusive and limited edition Need for Speed The Run adidas branded apparel which will be available at all adidas Originals stores across the United States. Read the rest of this entry »
Do you have what it takes to beat your friends in a high-speed race from the Golden Gate to the Empire State? Black Box and Electronic Arts Inc. have announced that gamers will get a chance to test their mettle in an action-packed demo for Need for Speed The Run beginning October 18th. Using the Need for Speed franchise’s signature Autolog feature available in the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC and Nintendo 3DS versions, gamers will compete to see who will come out on top and who will be left in the dust as they race through the Desert Hills of California and Independence Pass of Colorado. Read the rest of this entry »
Electronic Arts Inc. and Sports Illustrated have announced details of an exclusive marketing partnership between the internationally renowned Need for Speed™ and Swimsuit franchises, bringing together the worlds of fashion, video games, cars and beauty in a first-of-its-kind partnership. The deal will see 2011 SI Swimsuit Cover model Irina Shayk and popular Swimsuit model Chrissy Teigen play guest starring roles* in one of this holiday’s most anticipated releases, Need for Speed™ The Run. The action-packed racing game, which is currently in development at EA Black Box, takes players on a heart-pounding cross-country race from San Francisco to New York. In addition, the partnership powers a new SI subscription bundled offer featuring Need for Speed The Run assets and both EA and SI will execute significant cross-promotion across in-game, TV and social media. Read the rest of this entry »
Go!Speed!Go! is the latest all-ages arcade racing game from independent developer JPK Games. Coming to an iPhone and iPod Touch near you, Go!Speed!Go! will be available for $0.99 on September 28th. Players will be challenged to race their car along the track to get the highest score. Pay attention to the lines – green will gain you fame, glory and points, while red will literally fire you up – into a fiery explosion.
Electronic Arts will showcase the best of interactive entertainment at this year’s gamescom in Cologne, Germany. The company’s top intellectual properties are set to delight visitors, highlighting this year’s blockbuster launches and offerings for console, mobile phones, tablets and the Web. The publisher will also be providing 350 gaming stations at the EA booth allowing more consumers than ever before to get hands-on play with each game.
Jens Uwe Intat, Senior Vice President of EA European Publishing, said, “The old model of making games every few years to coincide with new hardware launches is gone. We have a very powerful set of games for today’s consoles, and now we offer that IP to players as year-round entertainment across all of their devices and platforms. We’re looking forward to our fans’ response when they get hands-on with our line-up at the show – we think they’ll like what they see”.
Canadian-made games at the show include:
FIFA 12: Huge space that puts players on the pitch to experience the gameplay action.
Need for Speed™ The Run: Get behind the wheel in a race for your life from the Golden Gate to the Empire State.
Mass Effect™ 3: Bioware’s high octane alien invasion adventure explodes in an all-out galactic war. The time has come to join the war effort and experience the industry’s most critically acclaimed RPG first-hand.
The Secret World: Funcom producers will be showing an exciting live demo in one of many dungeons, highlighting combat, progression and boss fights.