AMD has announced another batch of games that will support Mantle, its "groundbreaking graphics API". These games are all EA titles, powered by DICE's Frostbite 3 graphics engine. The three games are; Battlefield Hardline, Dragon Age: Inquisition, and Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare. AMD also took the opportunity to boast that it is not just relying upon EA support, there are now over "50 active developers now supporting Mantle".
Battlefield Hardline was officially confirmed in the run up to the recent E3 show. EA's Battlefield 4 saw the launch of the AMD Mantle API in a game and it is also used in this cops 'n' robbers game spinoff based on Battlefield FPS mechanics. The game is said to follow detective "Nick Mendoza's journey on a cross-country vendetta against once-trusted colleagues of the force". This is a predictable addition to the roster of over 40 games so far launched supporting Mantle.
Dragon Age: Inquisition is a new game in the series from BioWare which is said to offer "an unparalleled story set in a vast, changeable landscape". The Guardian thinks this game might reach the heights that the previous games in the series merely aspired to. So if you are an RPG fan this might be one to watch out for. Supporting Mantle, it might also be eminently playable on lower end AMD powered machines.
While we weren't surprised to see an upcoming Battlefield game, based upon the Frostbite 3 engine, again supporting AMD's Mantle API - the Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare announcement caused a slightly raised eyebrow. However this game isn't the tower-defence style mobile/tablet game you might know that the series is famous for, it's a 3D first-person shooter. Actually this PC Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare title was formerly an Xbox exclusive. This PopCap produced game was reviewed by Joystiq and said to be a surprisingly good title with fun and depth with a cartoony aesthetic.