During the EA Play Live 2020 broadcast, Electronic Arts announced three new EA Originals games. EA Originals is EA’s publishing label for independent developers, such as Final Strike Games (Rocket Arena), Hazelight Studios (It Takes Two), and Zoink (Lost in Random).
“We recognized the inspiring vision, talent and innovation coming from these independent studios and how that will become amazing game experiences for our players across the world, wherever they choose to play,” said Steve Pointon, SVP 3rd Party Content & Development, EA. “The EA Originals label is all about delighting all of our players with stunning and diverse games coming from the very best and boldest independent studios across the world and supporting that talent to help realize their vision.”
Not to be confused with car-soccer multiplayer game Rocket League, Rocket Arena is a 3v3 arena brawler in which every character has a rocket launcher. These aren’t ordinary rocket launchers, however. Each character has their own unique equipment and abilities to fly across the map and blow each other up. Rocket Arena will feature seasonal updates and events with new maps, characters, and other content.
Platforms: PC (Steam, Origin) PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Release: July 14
It Takes Two
EA previously worked with devleoper Josef Fares in co-op action game A Way Out. Fares returns with a full studio, Hazelight Studios, to create another co-op experience. “It Takes Two is a crazy beautiful world, unlike anything you’ve ever seen before,” said Fares. “We can’t wait for everyone to experience the magic of our co-op gameplay that disrupts everything gamers typically expect from a platformer game.”
Lost in Random
Lost in Random stars a brave young girl named Even and her anthropomorphic dice companion Dicey. Together they adventure through a twisted gothic fantasy world called Random, where everyone’s fate is determined by the roll of a dice.
Platforms: PC (Steam, Origin) PlayStation 4, Switch, Xbox One