EA takes a little-league swing at Wii Sports.
Though the game won't be "officially" announced until later this week, EA has revealed to IGN (and the world) an upcoming Nintendo-exclusive franchise titled "EA Playground" for both the Nintendo DS and the Wii.
The game, which is in development at EA Canada, focuses on the kinds of games kids play on a playground. Favorites like dodge-ball, RC-Cards, and (the not so favorite) tether-ball can be played in Playground. Additionally, each version of the game will feature exclusive games. In the case of the DS version, two of the exclusive games are titled "Bug Hunt" and "Spit Balls". No Wii-exclusive games are mentioned in the interview. All of the games are described as "easy to pick up and play". In the case of the Wii version, all of the games will be remote-only.
Both versions of the game support multiplayer modes. The DS version has a wireless function, and the Wii game has a party mode. Support for Nintendo WiFi Connection is not mentioned in the article, but the interviewee seems to spin his answers away from that possibility.
The game is focused on multiplayer, but does offer a single player mode as well. This quest involves a hunt for stickers that are earned by playing the playground games, exploring the playground, and completing special challenges.
EA will "officially" announce the game later this week, at which point Nintendo World Report will have more details.