EA is really taking the iPhone seriously as a gaming platform. Having recently released FIFA 10, which is probably the best sports game in the App Store in our opinion, EA has a lot more coming in the pipeline with big titles such as Need for Speed Shift and NBA Live as well as a mobile game called Surviving High School. Let’s take a look at these exciting new games for the App Store:
Surviving High School
Surviving High School is a popular mobile game being ported to the App Store. It is a role playing game which puts you in the shoes of a school kid and gives you tough decisions to make that a school going teenager would have to deal with. The best part about Surviving High School is that EA will be providing new episodes each week for free like a TV show! A great way to keep people hooked up to the game.
- HEY, WHAT’S YOUR STORY?
With multiple people to date, tons of quiz questions, and secret scenes, the story can bend any way you choose… You’ll want to play this one more than once to see how things could have turned out differently!
- TUNE IN FOR MORE EVERY WEEK
Just like a good TV show, “tune in” each week for new episodes at NO ADDITIONAL COST! Find out what happens to your favorite characters as the school year continues!
- YOU CAUSE ALL THE DRAMA
Your choices twist and turn your story in different directions. Easy and intuitive touch-control action sucks you right into the mix.
- YOU’LL LIKE THE LOOK
Comic-style graphics, funny dialogue, and mini-games combine to make this the best Surviving High School ever!
- SCHOOL’S ALWAYS IN SESSION ON DEMAND
Get even more great Surviving High School stories when you purchase EPISODES ON DEMAND.
Go back to school whenever you want with…
- Never-before-seen episodes.
- Episodes you missed.
- Upcoming episodes.
Need for Speed Shift
The latest installment of Need for Speed for PC and Consoles, Need for Speed Shift will make an appearance in the App Store finally. This is going to be the second version of Need for Speed that will hit the iPhone and iPod Touch. This installment provides more racing environments including Chicago, London and Tokyo with over 20 different cars to chose from. As you expect from the NFS series, there’s going to be a lot of various options in terms of upgrades and customization.
- RIP IT UP AROUND THE WORLD
Rage on the roads of Chicago, London, and Tokyo in up to 28 Street and Pro racing events.
- MATCH YOUR SKILLS AGAINST FRIENDS
Challenge friends to head to head races via Bluetooth multiplayer or WiFi.
- MUSCLE OVER PERFORMANCE?
Get behind the wheels of 20 of the fastest, hottest, most powerful cars in the world and blow the doors off your competitors.
- UPGRADE AND CUSTOMIZE
Take your ride to another level with Top Speed, Handling, Acceleration, and Nitrous upgrade features.
- RACE FOR REWARDS
Earn points and trophies on the circuit for your Aggressiveness and Precision. Be a full-throttle Need For Speed superstar.
It’s a fact that EA makes the best basketball video game. A lot of people wanted the best basketball in the App Store, so EA will be fulfilling that demand with NBA Live which will feature authentic teams and game play as well as 30 NBA Teams. With various gaming modes as well as a full blown 82-game season mode, this game will blow you away. Features 15 tracks from the likes of Snoop Dogg and Xzibit and commentary by Marv Albert.
Sadly, there’s no mention of multiplayer game play in the announcement but hopefully that will be added through an update.
- AUTHENTIC TEAMS, REAL STARS, TRUE LEGENDS
With real NBA rosters, you can dominate the game as Dwight Howard and other NBA All-Stars. Or unlock legends and elevate your game with true Hall-of-Famers.
- MULTIPLE MODES FOR EVERY KIND OF NBA ACTION
Match up all 30 NBA teams in the new 82-game Season Mode. Play a casual game in Exhibition Mode, or battle all the way to the Finals in the ultra-intense Playoff Mode.
- PLAY WITH TOUCHSCREEN CONTROL
Control the game with a virtual analog stick. Use the accelerometer to accurately shoot free-throws. Touch the clip board to pick from a number of offensive plays or to select your defensive strategy.
- TAKE IT TO THE RACK WITH A SOLID SOUNDTRACK
Stay in the zone with 15 music tracks from artists like Matt and Kim, Snoop Dogg and Xzibit.
- COMMENTARY FROM A BROADCAST LEGEND
Hear legendary announcer Marv Albert accent the action as you rain 3’s from downtown.
NBA Live will be launching this month while Surviving High School is scheduled for Fall 2009. No word on pricing and exact launch dates yet but we can’t wait to get our hands on these exciting games!