Love them or hate them, Electronic Arts (commonly known as EA) are one of the true juggernauts in the world of gaming. EA pushes out just about more game content than any other large scale publisher around, which has even gone as far as to earn EA the title of America’s Worst Company last year for their business practices. But, like I said, EA are out there like that because, well, they release a ton of games. At this point in time they are releasing over 30 titles a year, yes, I said thirty. Keep that number in mind and just how many games they have to show off, how many big budget titles they push out yearly and how many hyped-up games they release a year.
That number is important because at this year’s Tokyo Game Show (TGS), EA plans to show off only three games. Three, out of a planned thirty three games to be released over the span of 2012. The Tokyo Game Show kicks off on September 20th and runs until the 23rd, and has traditionally been one of the bigger video game trade shows of the year, behind E3. The three games that they will be presenting will actually be on display at the Sega booth, which makes sense considering that Sega and EA have a publishing agreement that Sega has exclusive publishing rights to their titles in Japan. It also makes sense because Sega is a Japanese company and is not as universally maligned as EA is.
The three titles in question are Medal of Honor: Warfighter, Need for Speed: Most Wanted and FIFA 13: World Class Soccer. Notably absent are some of their upcoming blockbuster titles like Dead Space 3 and Crysis 3, which are being heavily promoted in North America and Europe. The inclusion of FIFA 13 makes perfect sense for a sports title, as I’m not quite sure that Madden 13 or NHL 13 would appeal to a Japanese audience. Then again, I’m not really sure that Medal of Honor appeals to Japanese audiences.