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Electronic Arts' Pre-E3 Screens Gallery (GBA/PC/Xbox/PS2/NGC)

by Rainier on May 8, 2003 @ 9:18 p.m. PDT

Earlier today EA unveiled their lineup for the upcoming E3 convention in LA and now we have fresh screens for most of those titles, and they keep coming in. So far we got screens for:

  • Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (PS2/GBA)
  • Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup (PS2)
  • James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing (Xbox/GBA/NGC)
  • Bionicle (PC/PS2)
  • FIFA Football 2004 (PS2)
  • Freedom: Soldiers of Liberty (PS2/PC/Xbox)
  • Looney Tunes: Back In Action (PS2)
  • Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 2004 (PC/PS2/Xbox)
  • Madden NFL 2004 (GBA/NGC/Xbox/PS2)
  • NBA LIVE 2004 (Xbox)
  • NHL 2004
  • NASCAR Thunder 2004 (Xbox/PS2)
  • NCAA Football 2004 (NGC/Xbx/PS2)
  • NCAA March Madness 2004
  • SSX 3 (NGC/Xbx/PS2)
  • SimCity4 Rush Hour
  • Battlefield 1942: Secret Weapons of WWI
  • Need For Speed Underground(PS2)

FIFA Football 2004 - For true football fans who demand the finest gameplay and in-depth game modes, FIFA Football 2004 is the most complete and authentic football experience. A new Career mode gives players the chance to take a team from the lower divisions, battle through ranks, sign new players, and turn them into champions. The action is deeper than ever with advanced levels of player detail and responsiveness. With immersive aospheres, benchmark presentation, total realism with the world's premier clubs, and industry-leading gameplay, FIFA returns as the true authority in football gaming. FIFA Football 2004 in scheduled for release in late 2003 on the PlayStation 2 console, the PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo GameCube and PC.

Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® 2004 - Only one game gives players the chance to earn their PGA TOUR card while playing on elite courses-Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 2004. The latest console and PC versions allow players to create the ultimate golfer and take on the best in the world. Players can take their created golfer through PGA TOUR Season mode and try to rake in more cash than Tiger Woods himself. While providing different gameplay experiences, the console and PC versions will offer five new PGA courses, online gameplay (the PlayStation 2 console and PC), two new fantasy courses, five new PGA TOUR pros, and the commentary dream team of Gary McCord and David Fehrety. Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 2004 is scheduled for release in late 2003 on the PC, the PlayStation 2 console, Xbox, Nintendo GameCube, and Game Boy Advance.

Madden NFL 2004 - In its 14th season, Madden NFL Football remains the undisputed leader in authentic NFL football simulation. Madden NFL 2004 features revolutionary Playmaker Control that allows players to make adjusents after the snap of the ball to create championship calibre plays. No other football video game offers players more in-depth features like online gameplay, the new Quick Match voice chat and tournaments (the PlayStation 2 console only), and a new Owner mode. Madden NFL 2004 is scheduled for release in Autumn 2003 on the PlayStation 2 console, the PlayStation, Xbox video game system from Microsoft, Nintendo GameCube, Game Boy® Advance and PC.

NBA LIVE 2004 - Take the game to a whole new level with NBA LIVE 2004. Go deep into a radically enhanced EA SPORTS Dynasty mode, import top college players, create a Custom Player, and build player attributes over time. Take the court at all 29 NBA arenas, each rendered down to every detail, including championship banners and retired jerseys hanging from the rafters. Players will be able to blow past the defenders with all-new moves, an even better passing game, online competition (the PlayStation console and PC), and silky smooth control. Players can step up their game and hit the court running. NBA LIVE 2004 is scheduled for release in late 2003 on the PlayStation 2 console, Xbox, Nintendo GameCube and PC.

NHL® 2004 - The No. 1 selling NHL interactive video game franchise continues a tradition of excellence in its 11th year with NHL 2004. With a primary focus on in-game graphics and gameplay, NHL 2004 lets players easily take control and perform ingenious moves to create scoring chances. With the new RPG Franchise Mode, players can be the GM of their own team and take them from the bottom of the league all the way to the Stanley Cup®. NHL 2004 also features online gaming capability (the PlayStation 2 console and PC) for the first time and includes new international elite leagues. NHL 2004 is scheduled for release in Autumn 2003 on the PlayStation 2 console, Xbox, and PC.

NASCAR Thunder 2004 - NASCAR Thunder 2004 puts gamers behind the wheel in a world where grudges and alliances mean the difference between the victory lane and disaster. Players no longer just race on a track, they're racing a pack of 42 real-world stars who think for themselves, remember your every move, and aren't afraid to pay you back. Revenge may be around the corner or at the next race, as players scream through 23 authentic tracks or hone their road racing skills on 11 fantasy tracks. The key to success is building alliances that carry from race to race and season to season in an improved career mode that challenges gamers to manage sponsors, teams, garages, and crews while building a 20-year racing legacy. Online (the PlayStation 2 console and PC) or standalone, racing just became a contact sport. NASCAR Thunder 2004 is scheduled for release Autumn 2003 on the PlayStation 2 console, the PlayStation, Xbox and PC.

NCAA Football 2004 - Kicking off the 2004 sports videogame season, NCAA Football 2004 relives the intense rivalries, pageantry, and spirit of college football. Celebrate the history of college football with classic teams like the 1924 Notre Dame Fighting Irish, or replay one of the 20 greatest college football games from the last two decades. NCAA Football 2004 features new pre-game tunnel presentations, EA SPORTSÔ Talk in-game chat (PlayStation 2 broadband only), and the joy of ripping down the goalposts after an emotional victory over your biggest rival. No other college football game delivers the spirit, atmosphere, and emotion of college football rivalries like NCAA Football 2004.

NCAA March Madness 2004 - storms the court with new schools, improved gameplay, and an incredibly deep Dynasty Mode™. Dick Vitale, the voice of college hoops, takes you through the sport’s strategy and drama all the way to the “Big Dance” like no one else can. The unique, fast-paced game comes to life with players applying pressure D, diving on loose balls, and throwing it down against rival schools. You can also connect to EA SPORTS™ online for the PlayStation 2 for matchup gameplay, tournaments, downloadable content, and more. Featuring EA SPORTS Freestyle Control and strategic expertise from the EA SPORTS Coaches Council, NCAA March Madness 2004 delivers the authentic emotion and passion that can only be found in college basketball.

EA SPORTS BIG brand:

SSX 3* - Players will discover the open mountain and immerse themselves in the new open world environment that is SSX 3, the ultimate all-mountain experience. Featuring all-new events and courses, awe-inspiring tricks, and a cast of cool, customisable characters, SSX 3 lets players conquer miles of untamed powder and redefine the boundaries of where they go, what they do, and what they get. The larger-than-life mountain is a player's playground, racetrack, and launch pad. Explore the mountain terrain to discover its secrets and conquer the beast. Take it for granted and it'll swallow you up. SSX 3 go anywhere gravity will take you. SSX 3 is scheduled for release on the PlayStation 2 console, Xbox, Nintendo GameCube and GameBoy Advance.

EA GAMES brand:

The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King - Return to Middle-earth in the only video game based on the epic final chapter of the highly acclaimed The Lord of the Rings movie trilogy. Developed using the same digital assets as the film, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King recreates, in stunning detail, the final events of the War of the Ring. Become the heroes who determine the fate of Middle-earth as you traverse the haunted Paths of the Dead, defend Minas Tirith from the onslaught of thousands of Sauron's minions, and even play co-op multiplayer with a friend as you march against the impenetrable Black Gates of Mordor. The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King game is scheduled for release in late 2003 on the PlayStation 2 console, Xbox, Nintendo GameCube, Game Boy Advance and PC.

James Bond 007 Everything or Nothing - Get deep into the excitement and intrigue of the most complex James Bond game yet. In James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing, all-new scenarios and gameplay complement a completely original storyline that delivers all-out Bond-style intensity. Set in the third person perspective, the game will feature a large variety of missions, filled with furious action and stealth, gorgeous women, classic villains, exotic locales, and sophisticated spy-craft gadgetry that Bond fans expect. James Bond 007 Everything or Nothing is scheduled for release in late 2003 on the PlayStation 2 console, Xbox, Nintendo GameCube and Game Boy Advance.

Harry Potter Quidditch World Cup - For the first time, take to the air and fully experience the magical speed, power, and competition of Quidditch, the sport of witches and wizards. Harry Potter Quidditch World Cup includes all the positions and players from the Hogwarts House Teams including Harry Potter playing for Gryffindor. In the first part of the game, players learn the basics of full-on aerial Quidditch with a range of challenges and a school tournament to win the Hogwarts Quidditch Cup. The second part of the game is where the international World Cup tournament begins featuring nine national teams competing for the Quidditch World Cup. Push your Quidditch skills to the limit as you strive to take your chosen team to victory. Harry Potter Quidditch World Cup is scheduled for release in late 2003 on the PlayStation 2 console, Xbox, Nintendo GameCube, Game Boy Advance, and PC.

SimCity4 Rush Hour Expansion Pack* - Your city is on the move with the new SimCity 4 Rush Hour Expansion Pack. Get your Sims on the road to happiness by taking control of your city's transportation. Take charge of vehicles en route to destinations or disasters, and take to the streets to control your city at a new level. Put Sims on the move in zeppelins, helicopters, ferries, and new cars. Unlock more vehicle choices as you gain traction with your cities' transportation problems. Choose from all-new road types including wide avenues, suspension bridges, or one-way streets. Whisk your Sims across the city by developing seamless mass-transit systems that connect to a greater regional travel network. Add popular structures such as historic rail stations or classic Americana road marks. Go global and create a city based on a modern European building set. Make your final mark as mayor and personalize your cities by choosing street names, mountains, neighbourhoods, and points of interest. SimCity 4 Rush Hour Expansion Pack is scheduled for release in late 2003 on the PC.

Battlefield 1942: Secret Weapons of WWII - The second expansion pack to the highly acclaimed Battlefield 1942 title brings the most deadly and unique weapons from the German and Allied laboratories to the Battlefield. Battlefield 1942: Secret Weapons of WWII lets gamers control and use new weapons and vehicles in eight fresh WWII combat battlefields including Telemark, the Peenemüende V2 research facility, Essen, and The Eagle's Nest (Hitler's hideaway). In addition to the 30 vehicles in the original game, players can operate16 new vehicles including a Horton HO 229 Flying Wing, a US Sherman tank with a T-34 Calliope (rocket launcher), U.S. T 95/T 28 Super Heavy Tank, Sturmtiger, Goblin jetfighter, C-47 cargo plane, and the German Wasserfall guided anti-air missile. Secret Weapons of WWII is scheduled for release in late 2003 on the PC. The original Battlefield 1942 game is required to play.

Need For Speed Underground - Choose from today's most popular licensed tuner cars, and make that car the ultimate expression of your style. You'll need to master all aspects of your driving skills in a wide variety of events in order to come out on top. Tune your car and improve your chances of winning with hundreds of upgrade parts. Custom looks will be your ticket to high scores from the crowds, while speed and handling will enhance your performance on the streets. Need For Speed Underground is scheduled for release in early 2004 on the PlayStation 2 console, Xbox, Nintendo GameCube and PC.

EA Distribution (EAD)

Looney Toons: Back in Action - Long-time rivals Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck are united under a common goal: finding the mysterious Blue Monkey Diamond. The lively platform game is based on the upcoming Warner Bros. action movie of the same name and includes six diversely themed environments, all inspired by the film's wild locations. Players can role swap between Bugs and Daffy, using each of the character's special skills to outwit the all-star cast of Looney Tunes favourites as they embark on a global scavenger hunt. The game offers dynamic gameplay and vibrant, rich Looney Tunes visuals that will attract and entertain fans of all ages Looney Tunes: Back in Action is scheduled for release in late 2003 on the PlayStation 2 console, Nintendo GameCube and Game Boy Advance.

Freedom: Soldiers of Liberty* - In a world where the Soviet Union won the Cold War, a fierce conflict is developing in the streets of America. Taking on the role of an average New Yorker, the player evolves into a fearless patriot who recruits and leads an army of freedom fighters in the streets of New York City. Freedom: Soldiers of Liberty combines the depth of a squad based game with the intensity of an action-packed war game that unfolds in the streets, subways, and buildings of the city. A key component of the game depends on the player's ability to recruit and lead fellow New Yorkers. Using an intuitive recruiting command system, players issue orders by pressing a single button. Freedom: Soldiers of Liberty is scheduled for release in Autumn 2003 on the PlayStation 2 console, Xbox and PC.

BIONICLE® - From the island of Mata Nui comes the legend that has enthralled millions of fans. BIONICLE, one of the most successful toy-ranges in LEGO® Company history, comes to life as the six heroes of destiny, known as Toa, have been chosen to challenge evil, rescue the island's villagers (Matorans) and return the island to light. With their awesome elemental powers, the brave Toa must overcome powerful forces and dangerous struggles to save their world and fulfil ancient prophecies. BIONICLE features the opportunity to live out the BIONICLE story in an action adventure epic of good versus evil and heroes versus villains with combat, collection, puzzle solving, and exploration. BIONICLE is scheduled for release in late 2003 on the PlayStation 2 console, Nintendo GameCube, Xbox and PC.

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