07
Feb
08

Spielberg Hooked on Wii Games

Electronic Arts has been talking about its collaboration with Steven Spielberg for the last year and a half. But we haven’t had a formal announcement about any of the games… until today.

EA said the first title to be released under the partnership will be BOOM BLOX, a puzzle block game that will appear exclusively on the Nintendo Wii. The title will be available in May.

The game will feature a variety of brain-teasing challenges in single player, co-operative and versus modes. Players can also remix passed levels utilizing props, blocks and characters to create their own challenges. Friends can also play the newly-created levels online through WiiConnect24.

As we reported earlier, Spielberg said he got the idea while playing the Wii with famed Nintendo developer Shigeru Miyamoto at the 2006 E3 convention.

“From the initial concept to what the game is today, it’s always been built around the innovations the Wii brings to playing games,” Spielberg said. “BOOM BLOX plays on the enjoyment of building and knocking down blocks, something that can appeal innately to kids and adults of all ages.”

The next two games in the partnership are more shrouded in mystery. The second title has a code name of “LMNO” and sounds like a more dramatic mystery. Newsweek got a peek and called it North by Northwest meets E.T. only E.T is supposedly a hot woman. Not sure what that means exactly. The third title is anyone’s guess.

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