EA at Gamescom 2014

ea-gamescom-2014EA comes onto the stage tooting their horn as loud as can be. Read over what they showed and decide if it was worth the noise.

Dragon Age: Inquisition was the first game shown in the form of an onstage demo. In game features like character customization were covered. The gameplay included some combat and exploration. The tactical camera displayed how to freeze in game action and command your party members. An estimated 150 hours of gameplay are said to be in this game if you’re the completionist type. It releases on November 18th.

The already released Titanfall comes next to the stage. The third and final planned DLC was announced as IMC Rising. The DLC will be released this fall. The teaser for Free The Frontier, a digital collaboration with PlayFight, was shown as well.

Go puck yourself with the first NHL game on the new generation of consoles with NHL 15. Emphasis was on a complete rebuild of the game and its enhanced announcer commentary. There will be a demo available on August 26th before the full game releases in North America on September 9th and Europe on September 12th.

Returning to Gamescom was Sims 4. Live gameplay was featured to show off the game’s character creation abilities. Build mode will make players the architects that they will never be in real life. The Create A Sim Demo is available now at their website. You can create a Sim now an bring it into the full game at its release in three weeks.

Europeans love their ‘football’, or as we Americans call it soccer, so they should love FIFA World. The free to play PC game will undergo an engine overhaul but allow players to keep their in-game players and items as well as special bonuses for playing thus far. Download it now at their website.

Double down on the soccer coverage with FIFA 15 hitting the stage. There was talk of the game features including the Xbox One exclusive Legends. Soccer fans can grab the game on September 23rd and ‘football’ fans can get on September 25th.

The MMO Star Wars: The Old Republic returns to the stage for some time in the spotlight. EA and Bioware continue to bring new features to the game, like the Galactic Strongholds feature shown.

The new MOBA, Dawngate, hits the stage next. New European servers for the game’s alpha were announced as well as the open sign up for the game’s beta.

The action-RPG Shadow Realms gets revealed as a new IP. This game is a wistful throwback to when RPG’s were done on paper and a dungeon master controlled the game. The 4 versus 1 game will be released episodically on PC. It is not slated to release until late next year, but you can sign up for the alpha now.

Remember Battlefield: Hardline? It’s back and on stage. Game improvements from this summer’s beta were all the rage and single player gameplay was revealed. Then they showed some more multiplayer modes.

…and scene. EA showed some polarizing games from MOBA to FPS to sports but nothing that tried to hit the middle of the road.

Somebody tell me that the Battlefield: Hardline single player footage looked like a FarCry 3 rip off? I can’t be the only one that saw this!

Bio Card Paul

Paul Novak is a self described Polish ninja toiling away as an IT professional but more into gaming and writing. Physically existing in the west side of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania yet existentially flowing with the ether of the Internet. Found here at What’s Your Tag? and on the Twitter @dudewantshisrug. Game on with Team XBRO!

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