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Spielberg and EA Detail Exclusive Wii Title

by Jon Lindemann - July 10, 2007, 3:22 pm PDT
Total comments: 7 Source: Press Release

It's a collection of mini-games for "players of all ages". What a surprise.

EA and Steven Spielberg Reveal First Details on Original Videogames in Development

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS) today revealed the first details surrounding two of the three new original intellectual properties in development at EA Los Angeles (EALA) in collaboration with Academy Award® winning director and producer, Steven Spielberg.

"I am a gamer myself and game development has always intrigued me," said Steven Spielberg. “Now I’ve been able to jump in and do it, enjoying the creative collaboration with the EALA team on our first two games and I feel we have two incredibly unique projects in development."

“Steven’s vision as both a storyteller and a gamemaker makes partnering with him an incredible experience," noted General Manager Neil Young. “Together we’re making games that are unique and that we feel will each move the medium in their own way."

As an exclusive for the Wii™ from Nintendo, the first of the two projects will allow for players of all ages to compete in over a hundred challenging, action-packed interactive games that take blocks to a new level of creativity and fun for single player, co-op, and versus gameplay. Additionally, use the Wii remote to build your own fun games and structures or turn the same Wii remote into a destructive tool to bring them crashing down.

The second, and more ambitious project in development, is a contemporary action-packed adventure that puts you in the leading role of an emotional journey where your actions tell the tale. Set against the backdrop of an epic story, the game focuses on a touching and ever-changing relationship between you and a mysterious female character who holds the key to many futures. The game is in development for PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360™ videogame and entertainment system from Microsoft, and PC. No ship timeframe has been disclosed.

“Through our partnership we are delivering games that are not only engaging and compelling with interactivity, but we hope can also move people emotionally," noted Young.

“I am truly enjoying the creative collaboration and we hope that gamers will be as excited as we are about what we can bring to the medium through our shared vision," added Spielberg.

Talkback

NinGurl69 *hugglesJuly 10, 2007

TWO DIFFERENT PROJECTS WITH TWO DIFFERENT GOALS ENTIRELY.

HMMM. I WONDER WHICH ONE IS THE TRUE FINANCIAL SINKHOLE.

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Additionally, use the Wii remote to build your own fun games and structures or turn the same Wii remote into a destructive tool to bring them crashing down.


Anyone catch that line? Potential AWESOME?

KDR_11kJuly 11, 2007

Lego Wii?

Ah, This is what they mean.

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2:36--Neil Young is talking about EA's relationship with Spielberg. We're looking at a demo of blocks being thrown around, getting knocked over by a bowling ball. Some blocks have gameplay elements, like one that causes an explosion when it hits another block. The different types of blocks, and physics, come together in combinations to lead to some puzzle solving. For example, you might have to clear the screen with one toss of the bowling ball, but which block to hit?


Ian SaneJuly 11, 2007

"Neil Young is talking about EA's relationship with Spielberg."

NEIL YOUNG?! WHA? I'm assuming this is someone that just happens to have the same name and not the singer-songwriter.

vuduJuly 12, 2007

It is. You made that same comment the last time his name came up.

CalibanJuly 12, 2007

Ign has a video with a gameplay demonstration for the Wii game: http://media.wii.ign.com/media/892/892269/vids_1.html

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