Meeting with EA is always a little weird at conventions. Like most massive companies they're governed by many layers of management, marketing, and more. Because of this, details on a lot of these games are hilariously vague. In fact, I was able to get a peek at The Sims Medival, but at this point in time, the only thing EA is willing to let me take away from the event is its logo. Similarly, all they'd tell me about Madden 12 is that it's better than last year, and it has leaderboards.

Oh well, I'm sure we'll have more details soon. Anyway, on with the show-

Madden 12 - The Madden series iterates heavily from year to year, with basic tweaks, improvements, a new roster, and maybe even a new feature or two. This year seems to be no different. The player models seemed to look a little better, the textures were a bit more crisp, and of course, it ran fantastic on the iPad 2.

FIFA 12 - Us Americans don't care too much for soccer, but it's really cool to see EA expanding their system they used in Scrabble to use smaller iOS devices as controllers for a game taking place on the iPad.

Battleship - Everyone remembers Battleship, right? Do I need to explain how it works? Here's what you need to know: No online multiplayer. Weird, right? Either way, the little animations between shots looks neat, and are easily skippable by tapping the screen.

Monopoly: Here and Now: World Edition - Aside from having entirely too many colons in its title, this version of Monopoly has an entirely new board and some other nice additions that you can see in the video.

  • Josh Hofer

    I am really really really disappointed that EA (apparently?) spoke nothing about their NHL series hitting the iPhone. </3

  • Alan

    Take FIFA/scrabble, throw in the iPad2 mirroring, and it's super super sexy.

  • Idontknow123

    FIFA12 is exactly like FIFA11... just an addition of the iphone as controller option. *sigh

  • Acadiaa

    eff everything about EA

  • Adams Immersive

    I’d actually like an asynchronous, random-matchmaking “battleship with friends.” I tried one, but the random requests were pushed to ALL users, not just to people requesting a game!

  • Silverfist

    Is Battleship a pass & play type deal then, or local network / bluetooth where two people with iPads can play against each other?  Unfortunate that it's not asychronous online...


  • Pete Rod

    Acutally, that's Fifa11....

  • SMP

    Its like that good old EA Sports sayin....

  • Mkklll

    EA is a crap company that should stop pushing their thoughts on their gamers...Im Referring mostly to Crysis 2 and other titles

  • Nexus2005b

    Us Americans? America is a continent, and all the countries only being the exception the US and Canada really like football... the thing you call soccer

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