And we had the opportunity to get a sneak peak at a truly impressive line-up of games from EA evenly spread out across genres and platforms. EA India held a small event at a South Mumbai hotel to showcase its holiday 2008 line-up to the media. They had held a similar event last year at the same venue, but now it has a name – EA Experience.
On show at EA Experience were FIFA 09, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09, Crysis Warhead, Dead Space, Mercenaries 2: World in Flames, Facebreaker, My SIMS, Spore, and my pick of the lot – Mirror’s Edge. And contrary to what the images below might suggest, Need For Speed Undercover was not available for trial at the event, and its absence was all the more conspicuous thanks to NFS posters and cut-outs strewn all across the room. EA officials informed us that the game was scheduled to make an appearance at the event, but for a courier delay.
I spent most of my time at the event playing Mirror’s Edge, which, if I may say so myself, I’ve pretty much mastered by now (well, that rooftop level at least). And yes, I did take a little time out to hand Rishi an ass-whooping (3-ZERO!) in a game of FIFA 09, which incidentally was not the downloadable demo, but a more advanced build that seemed to contain the full selection of leagues and teams. Vikram stopped by the event briefly in between work and tried his hand at Dead Space. May be he can post some of his impressions of the game later.
Hit the jump for images from the event.
All in all, it was a nice event; no theatrics and straight down to business, just the way we like it. Next stop – PlayStation Experience. Until then, here are some pictures from today’s event. And oh, be on the look out for in-depth previews of some of the games mentioned above and interviews with their makers, all part of our Games Convention Asia 2008 coverage.