Yesterday, EA Play finally happened. It was an unusual format (but then again everything is unusual in this post-crisis period) but fans across the globe got a lot of new game announcements – though, in case you weren’t able to watch it, we decided to compile a list of games and trailers shown during the event.
If you wish to watch the full Electronic Arts conference, you can check out the video below:
While we didn’t receive any trailer, probably the biggest news of the week was that the legendary Skate game is coming back. There were a lot of rumors about this project lately but nothing concrete. However, it’s nice to know that the legendary franchise will be coming back after all these years.
It Takes Two
During the presentation, EA also shed some light on a few EA Originals. It Takes Two is a new co-op adventure game developed by Hazelight. The new game project is being led by Josef Fares who’s latest game portfolio includes titles such as A Way Out and Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons. Definitely something worth getting excited about.
Lost in Random
Lost in Random is another EA Original developed by Zoink Games. It’s a weird game where you will have to assume control of a heroine named Even and who has to roll dice to defeat evil. A bit random, don’t you think? In a world where every game tries to minimize RNG mechanics as much as possible, there’s a game based entirely on that. It will be interesting to see how it will all work out.
Star Wars: Squadrons
The new Star Wars game was announced prior to the show and wrote a bit about it. However, during EA Play 2020, we’ve got some actual gameplay footage which is always welcome with new game announcements.
The official description of Star Wars: Squadrons reads as follows:
Fight alongside your squadron to tip the scales in monumental fleet battles and compete in intense 5 vs. 5 dogfights. Get into the cockpit and triumph as a team by completing tactical objectives across known and never-before-seen battlefields, including the gas giant of Yavin Prime and the shattered moon of Galitan.
Customize the loadouts of starfighters such as the X-wing and TIE fighter and divert power between their weapons, shields, and engines as you roar into the fray. Immerse yourself in strategic multiplayer space battles and a thrilling STAR WARS™ single-player story, seen from alternating perspectives between the New Republic and the Empire.
More shooters! Rocket Arena is a new third-person multiplayer shooter with weirdly familiar visual style… *cough* Fortnite *cough*. However, the game’s rules seemed to be a weird mix of MOBA and Smash, where players will have to knock each other out of the arena in order to win a match. Rocket Arena will feature 3v3 battles, a colorful roster of heroes featuring different abilities and rockets. A lot of them, actually! Take a look.
New FIFA and Madden games
We don’t know what to write about these games… Like there was any doubt previously, EA confirmed that we’re getting FIFA 21 and Madden 21 in the coming autumn. Both games were featured with the “Next Level” tag attached boasting new options and features coming to both of these with next-gen hardware. EA Sports even created a new webpage where all the new next-gen additions are listed. If you’re interested, be sure to check it out.
Apex Legends for Nintendo Switch
During EA Play 2020, there were not only new games being shown. Apex Legends fans received some long-awaited news about their game coming to Nintendo Switch. An not just that. Apex Legends on Nintendo Switch will feature cross-play across all the platforms effectively consolidating its community. Oh, there was also an announcement about the new in-game event called Lost Treasures Collection.
And that’s it… To be honest, we were expecting a bit more, but then again, some big titles such as Dragon Age 4 couldn’t be shown due to a virus and developmental delay. We know that a lot more new games are coming but we have to stay patient and enjoy what we got for now.