Confirmation comes from EA that Need for Speed: Carbon and Madden NFL 07 will be launching alongside the Wii on November 19. However, former launch title Blitz: The League by Midway has lost its status. No new release date was given, but it is known that the game will not be a launch title for the Nintendo console next month.
With Microsoft trying to redefine PC gaming with the upcoming Windows Vista OS, IEMA has unveiled its first major redesign of the organization’s now-standard PC icon and packaging. All PC games released from now on will come in standard DVD casing similar to console titles, and will feature a more prominent and smarter PC icon. IEMA has played out this move to make PC games more consistent with similar console titles.
The first game to be released in the new packaging will be EA’s Madden NFL 07 (pictured right). Detailed information on the packaging change, along with the various new PC icons, can be found in this PDF file.
EA has announced its lineup for this years E3, which begins tomorrow. The lineup consists of titles for the PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, DS, PSP and the PC which will be shown in booth #1000 in the South Hall.
The mega-publisher will be showing off the recently-announced Army of Two, Will Wrights Spore, and Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars behind closed doors at the event. EA will also be showing off Madden NFL 07 for the PS3, X360, Wii, PSP and DS at the show. Other titles include NASCAR 07, Battlefield 2142, Crysis, Battle for Middle-earth II (X360), Superman Returns and Def Jam: Fight for NY: The Takeover.
More details inside.