EA teases new 'Star Wars' games at E3

Posted at 6:10 PM, Jun 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-12 18:11:17-04

 LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Electronic Arts is leaning heavily on The Force.

The video game publisher teased three new games set in the "Star Wars" universe Sunday at the Electronic Entertainment Expo.

The games include a new edition of "Star Wars Battlefront" inspired by the recent films, an action-adventure game with an original story from Visceral Games and a third-person game from Respawn Entertainment.

EA stopped short of revealing more information or the new games' titles.

The game publisher has a deal with Disney and Lucasfilm to create "Star Wars" video games.

Other games EA hyped during its one-hour E3 news conference included a grappling-hook enhanced "Titanfall 2," a galaxy-exploring saga "Mass Effect: Andromeda" and a World War I-set shooter "Battlefield 1."

The annual gathering of the game industry kicked off Sunday and continues through Thursday.