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Electronic Arts hypes 'Star Wars' games at Electronic Entertainment Expo

FILE - In this June 12, 2014 file photo, people play a video game at the Square Enix booth at the Electronic Entertainment Expo, in Los Angeles. Bethesda and Square Enix, makers of such video games as "Fallout" and "Final Fantasy," are among the publishers angling to cut through the noise on the 2015 Electronic Entertainment Expo show floor to promote forthcoming titles by hosting their own flashy E3 briefings. The expo runs June 16-18, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
June 15, 2015 - 3:03 PM

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - The Force is with Electronic Arts.

The video game publisher heavily focused on forthcoming "Star Wars" games during its Monday briefing at the Electronic Entertainment Expo.

EA showed off an extended look at the upcoming multiplayer game "Star Wars: Battlefront." The footage showcased a battle on icy planet Hoth between Empire and Republic forces that culminated with Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader locking light sabers.

The publisher also announced an expansion for the online role-playing game "Star Wars: The Old Republic" dubbed "Knights of the Fallen Empire" and a new mobile card game called "Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes."

Other titles teased included the cartoony shooter sequel "Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2," the free-running romp "Mirror's Edge: Catalyst" and a new platformer about a creature made of yarn called "Unravel."

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