E3 2018: EA Press Conference Round-up

The #EAPlay Press Conference kicked off E3 earlier today and we got to see a bunch of new trailers and announcements. Top of the billing was last year’s new reveal, Anthem. Looking like a mech/superhero/destiny/monster hunter love child, it was EA’s biggest offering, and it even got a release date (22 Feb 2019).

Elsewhere we got the usual sports announcements, including news of FIFA sucking yet more life out of poor PES by taking the Champions League rights. Madden has gone mobile in the new Overdrive, and NBA Live returns this September (7th), together with its much-loved career mode, The One.

EA have made a habit of late of showing off their creative side, i.e games that don’t try and take your money. Last year we got the well-received prison breaker A Way Out. This year the ever melancholy Sea of Solitude made an appearance, together with a surprise announcement that co-op puzzler Unravel Two was out now.

To top that lot off a somewhat awkward visit to the crowd resulted in Respawn’s Vince Zampella spilling the beans on new Star Wars title, Jedi: Fallen Order, and Command & Conquer returns in portable fashion with Rivals for iOS and Android.

Oh and did I mention Battlefield V is getting a battle royale mode?

Full list with media links:

Battlefield V (PS4/One/PC)Trailer
Battlefront II: Clone Wars DLC (PS4/One/PC)Announcement
Command & Conquer: Rivals (Mobile)Trailer
FIFA 19 (PS4/One/PC/Switch)Trailer
Jedi: Fallen Order (TBC)Announcement
Madden NFL Overdrive (Mobile)Trailer
NBA Live 19 (PS4/One) – Trailer
Sea of Solitude (TBC)Trailer
Unravel Two (PS4/One/PC)Trailer