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 AMD Mantle API Deepens Industry Influence with Support for Three New Electronic Arts Titles

​AMD continues to advance PC gaming with Mantle support for EA's Frostbite 3 engine

SUNNYVALE, Calif. 6/25/2014

AMD (NYSE: AMD) is pleased to announce that Electronic Arts (EA) will support Mantle, AMD’s groundbreaking graphics API, in three new games: Battlefield Hardline, Dragon Age: Inquisition, and Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare. These join an extensive catalogue of more than 40 games that will support AMD’s revolutionary graphics API. All three of these games are powered by Electronic Art's cutting-edge Frostbite 3™ game engine.

Set against the backdrop of the war on the streets and the struggle between cops and criminals, Battlefield Hardline sees Visceral Games bring its critically-acclaimed single player storytelling pedigree to provide an engaging story in a setting reminiscent of modern TV crime dramas. In multiplayer, fans will feel the thrill of the heist or the satisfaction of the ultimate bust with new twists including new modes, weapons, vehicles and gadgets.

Dragon Age: Inquisition is the next-generation RPG from BioWare, set in an epic, dark fantasy world where players are empowered to shape and drive their experience. The game combines the storytelling legacy BioWare is known for, with deep RPG gameplay, all on a brand new RPG game engine underpinned by EA's cutting edge Frostbite™ 3 technology. Players will experience the hallmarks BioWare is known for in Dragon Age: Inquisition including a vast, overarching narrative that touches on themes of dilemma and present the players with tough choices that allow them to experience moments based on those decisions.

Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare for PC will contain an all-new co-op and multiplayer map called Jewel Junction. In addition, players will get the chance to play all the latest free game content including the Garden Variety Pack and Zomboss Down, a Wild West themed update with eight new playable characters, more than 200 wild customizations, and the Cactus Canyon Map. In Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare, players choose a side and square off in riotous, punishing combat against their plant or zombie opponents, utilizing an arsenal of outrageous weaponry. Beloved character favorites from the franchise including the Sunflower and Chomper reprise their roles, and the game tops it off with a new cast of zany characters such as Ice Cactus and All-Star Zombie.Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare features four distinct gameplay modes including 2 – 4 player co-op, 12 vs. 12 competitive multiplayer called “Gardens & Graveyards” and “Team Vanquish,” as well as 8v8 “Gnome Bomb”.

"With more than 50 active developers now supporting Mantle, we’re excited to see how quickly our team’s vision has come to a critical mass," said Ritche Corpus, director of ISV gaming and alliances, AMD. “We launched our Mantle API with EA’s Battlefield 4, and to see it expanding into more blockbuster titles from EA is very exciting.”

"Mantle is a visionary graphics API and it has been a pleasure to work with AMD to develop & implement Mantle in our Frostbite engine,” said Johan Andersson, technical director, EA. “Mantle brings tremendous value and performance to our games and to the gaming community as a whole. It helps create more immersive experiences that take full advantage of your PC and GPU, and we look forward to taking it even further in the future.”

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