The second presser of the day is over, and we thought we’d put all of the news in one handy post for you to peruse at your leisure.
It's all here, including the games that didn't make headlines.
There was an impressive showing for EA’s annual Hockey franchise thanks to the introduction of the GM Connected mode, which will allow for players to take over all facets of the ice-based sport. Along with new momentum mechanics, it certainly looks to be the best instalment yet.
The invasion of EA’s digital platform continues to do well, and they used the presser to announce that it will be expanding beyond PC and the web browser in the coming months. SimCity will be leading the charge of this initiative, although EA aim to look towards free-to-play and video content moving forward.
We already had a bit of an idea how SimCity would be using its controversial always-online aspect to connect players, but today we got a much better look at how it will all go down. We also found out that Mac users would be able to join in the city building madness when the game launches next February. Hit the link above to check out the trailer.
In a move that should not surprise anyone, a new bumper version of Battlefield 3 will be available next month. Although a little pricey, it will feature every add-on to date along with the main game, along with membership to the Premium service. More details in the link above.
Along with news that a new weapon crafting system will be included in the game, allowing for a large array of deadly combinations, we were able to confirm that we will be tearing up yet more necromorphs next February. You can check out the in all its explosive glory at the link above.
Ending the presser with arguably their biggest gun, we got to see the latest upgrades to EA’s football behemoth. With the new Match Day feature and the date for the demo being the biggest news from their presentation, you can check out the details by hitting the link above.
Medal of Honor: Warfighter showed off its Fireteam system with its multiple classes and online competition, and Need For Speed: Most Wanted looked glorious in its usual high-octane way. Elsewhere, BioWare reminded us that Star Wars: The Old Republic was still a thing, and Army of Two: The Devil’s Cartel gave us a glimpse at the co-op shooter blowing up buildings and gibbing enemies in horrific ways.
Notable absences were the much-rumoured Dragon Age III (almost certainly destroying hope of Half-Life 3 making an appearance this year) and, to much disappointment here at Dealspwn, Insomniac’s upcoming multiplatform title Overstrike, which has been incredibly silent since its reveal last year. As such, I have helpfully provided a banner for you all to print out and parade around with to end this drought of information.
Stay tuned for more news from Gamescom 2012, including all the headlines from Sony’s Press Conference later this evening.