EA's tentative release schedule
for Q4 of its fiscal 2011 (or, as us normal people
call it, January–March 2011) contains more than a few intriguing entries. You already heard about the new Dragon Age game
-- but listed just below that is an untitled "Shooter from Epic TBA." Of course, this can only mean one thing: Gears of Madden 2012
is within spitting distance of becoming a sweet reality! Wait -- what's that?
Oh, right, the listing more likely points to new speculative details about that possible "Bulletstorm" project from Epic's People Can Fly studio
. How ... unofficial.
Also listed under the early 2011 releases is Dead Space 2
, which EA had previously promised
would drop before next March. The excitement level of the remaining games drops off like the deep end of a pool: The list includes (deep breath
) a new Need For Speed
on consoles and PC (in addition to an apparent Holiday 2010 release
), a downloadable "action" game, a new fighting game designated as a "sports" title, a new Hasbro game (more Family Game Night?
), and new installments in the Sims