From the why-am-I-not-surprised department comes word that Need for Speed and Dead Space franchises are getting new entries by March 2013. Both titles were announced and referred to at EA’s earnings call. However, no details were offered.
Dead Space 3 has been rumored to take place on a frozen planet. Meanwhile, Need for Speed: Most Wanted 2 has popped up in retailer listings. EA also noted that there will be new entries in several PopCap franchises such as Bejeweled and Plants vs. Zombies.
Casual games developer PopCap sends word that it is launching two new “greatest hits” compilations featuring many of its biggest-selling puzzle and action games. Dubbed PopCap Arcade Volume 1, for Xbox 360, features Bejeweled 2, AstroPop, Feeding Frenzy and Zuma; it retails for $29.95. The other compilation for the PS2 is dubbed PopCap Hits Volume 1 and features Bejeweled 2 and AstroPop for $19.95. This marks the first time that games from the company are available for the PS2 and Xbox 360 at retail.