EA makes new 52-week amidst flurry of Gamescom announcements

|By:, SA News Editor

Ahead of the Aug. 21-25 Gamescom conference, Electronic Arts (EA +3.3%) has made a slew of announcements. Among other things, EA has:

Boasted Plants vs. Zombies 2, launched last Thursday on iOS, has already seen over 16M downloads, which leads the company to call it "the most successful mobile game launch in EA's history."  The title topped App Store game download charts in 137 countries, and has an average rating of 4.5/5 stars.

Revealed details about Battlefield 4 Premium, the $50 service attached to the next release for EA's top first-person shooter franchise (due Oct. 29). 5 digital expansion packs and 12 "battlepacks" are provided with a subscription.

Announced FIFA 14 (due Sep. 24-27) will include a new online mode and various Latin American clubs not previously covered. The FIFA franchise has been one of EA's biggest international successes.

Released a gameplay trailer (video) for The Sims 4 (due in 2014).

Shares have made new 52-week highs, and are up 47% since John Riccitiello's resignation was announced on March 18.