EA announcements at GamesCom

The game industry is in Germany for GamesCom this week and we have various announcements from Electronic Arts that you may be interested in.

First, Dead Space 3 will be released in February 5, 2013. Dead Space 3 will have a limited edition that will give gamers access to “First Contact” and “Witness the Truth”, each containing an advanced suit and a new weapon.

Then DICE adds to Battlefield 3 with the ultimate game pack, Battlefield 3 Premium Edition. The kit comes with the original Battlefield 3 game, all Battlefield 3 Premium content, and a Battlefield 3 Multiplayer Head-Start kit that comes with weapons and vehicle upgrades. The Battlefield 3 Premium Content is priced at $69.99.

“Since launch, over 15 million people worldwide have enjoyed the thrill of Battlefield, and with the release of Battlefield 3 Premium Edition the community is set to surge once again. Packing a ton of gameplay at an incredible price, there has never been a better time to jump in and see what all the fun is about. We look forward to seeing some new faces on the battlefield,” said Patrick Bach, Executive Producer, Battlefield 3.

Last, get excited to build your cities when SimCity comes to Mac and PC in February 2013. Maxis’ goal is to make sure that the Mac version has the same experience as the PC version.

“Whether you owned a Macintosh or a DOS PC, we all have memories of laying down zones and reticulating splines from our youth,” said Lucy Bradshaw, Senior Vice President and General Manager of EA’s Maxis Label. “To the millions of SimCity fans out there, we’ve been listening and can proudly say that your calls have been answered. SimCity has a long legacy on the Mac and the team at Maxis is ensuring that it will be the deepest, richest and most accessible SimCity game yet.”

Too excited about SimCity? You can sign up for early access to the beta here. The beta will allow participants to try out the game on PC before it ships in February.