Details continue to emerge concerning the titles and products being shown by major publishers exhibiting at E3, with THQ and Electronic Arts unveiling their line-up for the show.
THQ’s portfolio is led by previously unseen PC/Xbox 360 titles Company of Heroes
and Titan Quest
, as well as highly anticipated current generation console titles such as Juiced
, Destroy All Humans!
, MotoGP 3
and the sequel to Full Spectrum Warrior
The company’s licensed titles will include The Incredibles: Rise of the Underminer
, Tak: The Great Juju Challenge
, SpongeBob SquarePants: Lights, Camera, PANTS!
, Scooby-Doo! Unmasked
and Bratz: Rock Angelz
THQ also indicated that it will be supporting the next-generation Xbox by showcasing Xbox 360 games from Relic Entertainment and Volition, though it hasn't yet announced exactly what these titles will be.
Electronic Arts’ line-up will include Need For Speed: Most Wanted
, the console versions of The Sims 2
, PC expansion pack The Sims 2 Nightlife
, Battlefield 2
(both PC and consoles), Medal of Honor: European Assault
, Burnout Revenge
and GoldenEye: Rogue Agent
for the Nintendo DS. This is in addition to the previously announced The Godfather
, From Russia with Love
, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
, Batman Begins
and Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects
The company’s usual sports updates will also be on show, including NCAA Football 05
and Madden NFL 06
(both now using exclusive licenses), and NASCAR 06
. The intriguing Criterion-developed first person shoot ‘em-up Black
will also be on show, as will a large range of new mobile titles using many of the company’s most famous brands.
Of perhaps greatest interest, though, is the promise of an invitation-only 'Next Gen Lab', where next-generation titles will be shown in greater detail than on the show floor. Spore
, the latest game from The Sims
creator Will Wright will also only be shown behind closed doors, following its debut at GDC this March