Tokyo's Apple Store was recently host to a "Game Nights at the Apple Store" event where EA presented a slideshow with a surprising amount of information regarding upcoming titles for both the iPhone and iPad. We've known some of these have been in the works for a while, but this is the first time for many that we've either seen any kind of screenshot or any solid release information. Japanese iPhone site 4gamer.net was in attendance, and provides the following information.

First off, Reckless Racing, formerly known as Deliverace is a game we were following quite a bit before it got picked up to be published by EA. Since then, we haven't heard much about the game aside from wondering when it was finally going to be released.

According to the site, it's slated for this month. EA almost always releases their games on Thursdays, so we're likely either looking at a release late at night next Wednesday, or the following week. Next up is NBA Elite 11, a 5 on 5 fully licensed basketball game that takes advantage of the Retina Display.

A client for EA's free flash game portal pogo.com is also on its way. The slide mentions the game will be ad supported, with additional content available via a subscription. We'll have to see how this plays out on the device, and if the subscription they're referring to is Club Pogo or something that will be exclusive to the iOS app.

Much like Reckless Racing, I expect the above two games that EA has listed as October releases to pop up late next Wednesday or the following Wednesday. Moving on to November releases comes Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit. We've been increasingly impressed with the Need For Speed series on the App Store, and I'm thinking Hot Pursuit will continue the tradition.

Next up is Pictureka!, an iPad game that sounds like a fast paced version of Where's Waldo? [$2.99 / HD]. It comes with pass and play local multiplayer for 2-4 people, and promises an art style that's both truly engaging and wacky. I'm not one to pass up on anything wacky.

Monopoly is finally coming to the iPad, which is allowing me to cross off yet another board game from my list of games I want on the device. The iPad exclusive features sound really rad, such as the auto-rotating tabletop mode... And I can't wait to see what in the world the new "cheating" mode entails. A mini game where you steal money from the bank while the rest of the players are getting drinks or going to the bathroom? We'll have to wait until December to find out.

EA Sports Active has been popular on consoles, and now is coming to the iPhone and iPod Touch. The following slide isn't really clear how involved the app will be, but hopefully it includes some cool GPS or accelerometer integration for tracking your performance instead of being yet another calorie/workout logging app. The features list upcoming post-launch gyro support, so we'll have to see how that all works.

Last, but certainly not least by any means is Dead Space 2. This confusingly named third person shooter is apparently going to bridge the story between Dead Space and its sequel, making this something more along the lines of Dead Space 1.5 than Dead Space 2. (This confusing sequel numbering reminds me of the Angry Video Game Nerd episode on the subject.)

I can see Dead Space being absolutely amazing on the iPad, and if they do it right, an iconic example of just how good and immersive an iPad game can be. It's not entirely clear from the slide if the game is going to be iPad exclusive, or for the iPhone as well since the header mentions the iPhone, but the bulleted list below mentions it being graphically enhanced for the iPad. Either way, Dead Space on the XBOX 360 was incredible, and I have a feeling it's going to be either just as awesome on iOS devices, or just as disappointing as Mass Effect Galaxy [$1.99]-- I'm not sure there's much room in between.

Of course, we will post more as soon as we get any more information on any of these games.

[via 4gamer.net]

  • Masterslive

    Since i've been following this blog, this post is one of the best! Great News!! Can't wait for this awesome games!

  • LBG

    Excellent news. I'm looking forward to Reckless Racing and NFS: Hot pursuit in particular.
    I hope Dead Space 2 is for the iPhone too and supports retina display.

    • seleneluna

      The original article in 4gamer.net says Dead Space is for both iPhone and iPad.

  • Wolfhunt

    Hmmmm...if the pogo app truns into a portal to the Club Pogo I just might have to renew my subscription.

  • Flacofromny23

    Ok let Me^ start by saying that I'm kind of excited for this games but then again I'm so piss that because EA is coming with new games they won't update none of the need for speed or NBA live to the retina display. And that's why I keep giving my money to gameloft at least they update to retina display the old games. Wassup with that EA?

    • http://www.facebook.com/helenthelouise Helen Whitten

      I want NBA Jam

      BAD.

      • http://twitter.com/pobregizmo Pobre Gizmo

        NBA Jame would be amazing as an iphone game. AMAZING

    • Anonymous

      Takes time and money. They'd have to stop making new games while they slightly altered older ones just for you and a few other moaners. Not likely.

    • Anonymous

      Takes time and money. They'd have to stop making new games while they slightly altered older ones just for you and a few other moaners. Not likely.

    • Anonymous

      Takes time and money. They'd have to stop making new games while they slightly altered older ones just for you and a few other moaners. Not likely.

    • Anonymous

      Takes time and money. They'd have to stop making new games while they slightly altered older ones just for you and a few other moaners. Not likely.

    • Anonymous

      Takes time and money. They'd have to stop making new games while they slightly altered older ones just for you and a few other moaners. Not likely.

    • Anonymous

      Takes time and money. They'd have to stop making new games while they slightly altered older ones just for you and a few other moaners. Not likely.

  • ltcommander.data

    I wonder if it'll be OpenGL ES 2.0 and third gen device and up only like FIFA 11? With 2 existing Need for Speeds available for older devices, it could be time for this third title to move on. The same for some of these other new games like NBA Elite 11 or certainly Dead Space 2 if it comes for iPhone and iPod Touch.

  • thr

    OMFG, dead space 2... instant boner.

  • Janelle B

    OMFG - Pogo on my iPhone!

    • EastsideStompers

      Instant boner?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Corey-Watford/100000938231196 Corey Watford

    I just knew NFS Hot pursuit was gonna hit iOS

  • Tcrowns

    Dead Space 2 for iPhone/iPad fantastic bit what about Dead Space 2 Mac?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Corey-Watford/100000938231196 Corey Watford

    Awesome finally a NFS with Retina graphics!!!!

  • Anonymous

    The photo for Dead Space says "comes to iPhone" at the top.

  • http://twitter.com/Shamko Max Shamko

    fucking hell! i want NFS HP!!!!!!!!

  • Adam

    2 iPad instant buys for me. Reckless Racing and Dead Space 2.

  • KnightRider25

    EA, you better make Dead Space for the iPhone too (I know it says iPhone in the header, but it talks more for the iPad)

  • Rent

    It REALLY sucks that they are making this remake of hot pursuit... I wanted a port of the original title on my iPhone, not a crappy on-rails knockoff

  • Rylin

    How is Dead Space 2 a confusing name? Looking forward to it nonetheless

  • http://www.facebook.com/Sofistikated Fadi Derjani

    I work as a tester at EA Mobile Montreal and I must say it's the most awesome job I've ever had.

  • Buklau

    OMG.

  • Buklau

    "but the bulleted list below mentions it being graphically enhanced for the iPad" Hum sorry but iPhone 4 has the same CPU and more RAM(meaning better textures, epic citadel is the proof). And it runs at a slightly lower res so I don't see how the iPhone version can be inferior if it has better textures and will most likely run faster.

    • http://twitter.com/DaKleine Mark

      This wouldn't make a big difference, but though the CPU in the iPhone 4 is the same it is only running at 800 MHz and not 1 GHz.

  • gamer1

    this are cool games want to play dead space

  • Nate

    Anything about SSX for iPhone? They announced it like fifty years ago at this point...