Dead Space screenshot
Dead Space screenshot

New games in both the Dead Space and Need for Speed franchises are on the way, publisher EA announced overnight during its Q4 financial year 2012 earnings call.

Both titles will launch during the publisher's fiscal 2013, which ends March 31, 2013, with the Need for Speed game pinned down to Q3 FY2013 (October to December 2012).

Regarding Dead Space, EA said it will be one of its "blockbuster" titles for the year.

EA's Peter Moore also confirmed that fans can look forward to new titles from popular PoCap franchises including Bejeweled and Plants vs Zombies. Analysis

Dead Space 3 has been rumoured for quite some time, whilst we've come to expect at least one Need for Speed game each year.

Last year a source pointed to a move away from space for Dead Space 3. Isaac Clarke crash lands on the snow-covered planet Tau Volantis. Looking for shelter from the relentless snow Isaac makes his way to an abandoned waystation, where he finds a severely injured survivor who reveals there are other survivors that attempted to find another facility. One of these survivors is Ellie, a character from the original game. Isaac gears up in a snowsuit and heads out into the snow.


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Endless's Avatar


The thing that annoyed me about Hot Pursuit was that it forced me to drive in certain ways to complete each challenge. What i wanted is to race the way I want to race. If thats by destroying everyone in front of me. Then thats what I want to do. Otherwise might decide to simply race, that bores me. But I am by no means the target market for racing games, arcade racers are more my thing.

I got bored of Hot Pursuit after my first play session, at least Paradise held my interest for a week or so.
Posted 14:25 on 09 May 2012
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New takedown would be great :P More Dead Space?! Yes! Love Dead Space.
Posted 11:00 on 09 May 2012
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I enjoyed both Paradise and Hot Pursuit enough to get the platinum trophy on both. Would very much like to sequels to both games.
Posted 10:04 on 09 May 2012
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Clockpunk@ munkee

munkee: nope, no exaggeration at all - ask Ghost5 or Wido about the poision I was spitting over the game when trying to complete as much as possible before trading it in (and believve me, there was plenty of venom ;)). And I still stand by my claims of those two games you name as being great - TDU2 in part due to the exploration, which as mentioned above, I found very much lacking in Hot Pursuit. Different strokes, and all that.

CheekyLee: I can concede Autolog being a fantastic innovation, but I otherwise found the handling clunky, and yet the takedowns somehow overly sensitive - all of which is compared against the base of Paradise, to be fair.
Posted 09:54 on 09 May 2012
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CheekyLee@ Clockpunk

Without wanting to take anything away from your love of Paradise, which is a quite magnificent accomplishment, I found that the magic wore off quite quickly. Most of my friends list seemed to agree, to the extent that by the second week of its existence it was a lot less populous online. Whereas, Hot Pursuit was a much more streamlined and focused experience, one that I really don't think I personally gave the attention I should have. Hot Pursuit does one of the best jobs of getting the adrenaline pumping of any game I have ever seen, and is, ironically given the fact that you are required to use Takedowns, the closest that Criterion have gotten to the purity that was Burnout 2 since introducing the Takedown mechanic in Burnout 3. I always felt that the move towards car combat took away from the skillful dangerous driving element that the second title nailed so perfectly. That was why, I think, that Crash Junction was so successful, because it freed the main game up from any sort of reliance on crashes.
Posted 09:34 on 09 May 2012
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munkee@ Clockpunk

Haha, the funny thing is I think completely the opposite.

I found the Burnout Paradise map to be quite repetitive and boring compared to the varied races and varied weather conditions in Hot Pursuit. I also think that visually Hot Pursuit is a stunner.

"piece of crap" is a little over exaggerated, haha. I've seen you list Test Drive Unlimited 2 and Duke Nukem as great games relentlessly :P
Posted 09:23 on 09 May 2012
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In my opinion, the linearity of Hot Pursuit was mind numbingly boring compared to the playing space in Paradise. Couldn't wait to trade the piece of crap in. I suppose such was the entire point of the Big Surf Island DLC, rather than stright-up 'racing'. it was more 'have fun, do stunts, explore' - which I always find to be the better less-limited option.
Posted 09:03 on 09 May 2012
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I didn't actually think too much of Burnout Paradise. I didn't think it was anywhere near as good as Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit.
Posted 08:34 on 09 May 2012
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dudester@ dav2612

This would be an instant buy.
Posted 15:43 on 08 May 2012

pblive@ dav2612

^^THIS. Definitely this!
Posted 14:12 on 08 May 2012
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A Burnout Trilogy HD collection while we wait for Paradise 2.
Posted 14:10 on 08 May 2012
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Endless@ Clockpunk

Screw Paradise, bring back Takedown!! :)
Posted 13:41 on 08 May 2012
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All completely expected - and not what I hoped for.

Bring on Burnout Paradise 2!
Posted 11:33 on 08 May 2012
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Criterion need to leave the speed alone and bring us a new burnout!
Posted 10:55 on 08 May 2012
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Dead Spaced 2 finished my interest in that series and I'd agree with dazza's comments on the developer behind the NFS.
Posted 10:09 on 08 May 2012

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Release Date: 28/01/2011
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