'Half-Life 3,' 'Dragon Age 3' appear in Gamescom new release list (update)

Half-Life 3 and Dragon Age 3 are both included in a list of new releases uploaded to the official Gamescom 2012 site, possibly teasing announcements for both titles at the Cologne, Germany event.

Half-Life 3 and Dragon Age 3 are both included in a list of new releases uploaded to the official Gamescom 2012 site, possibly teasing announcements for both titles at the Cologne, Germany event.

While Gamescom doesn't officially kick off until tomorrow, two press conferences will take place later today: EA will showcase its upcoming titles at 10 a.m. ET, while Sony will give its highlights at 1 p.m. ET. If Dragon Age 3 is announced, EA's press conference seems like a likely place for it to happen — though both EA and Sony would be strange bedfellows for Valve.

We've contacted both EA and Valve to find out if we can expect to see either of these elusive titles during their press conferences, though they're likely to remain mum until said shows kick off. We'll let you know if we hear anything — in either case, tune in later today!

Update: Gamescom organizers have told Eurogamer that the two games' inclusion on the list was a "mistake," but did not clarify why they were added in the first place. As commenter ccook031 points out, the translation of the list — titled "expected announcements" — reads: "Please take note of the sources: exhibitors, media, internet forums, blogs. No responsibility is taken for the correctness of this information."

A Valve representative informed Polygon in July that there wouldn't be anything "exciting" at Gamescom, as the company was only taking business meetings while in Germany.

Update 2, 11:37 a.m. ET: EA's press conference has wrapped up, with no sign of Dragon Age 3; certainly not a great sign of the original listing's accuracy.

Update 3, 12:35 p.m. ET: Valve's Chet Faliszek told Polygon that there is "no truth" to the Gamescom site listing, saying that he has "no idea why [Half-Life 3] would be listed."

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