You all know the man’s movies, but how many of you are aware that Steven Spielberg is behind some huge video game properties? Like Medal of Honor? Yeah, they don’t talk about it much, but he’s got his fingers in a lot of pies, that man. Almost 3 years ago he announced a partnership with Electronic Arts to create three new original franchises. It was said that he would be helping out with the storytelling aspects, but nothing was mentioned about what the games would actually be.
Well the first one has been revealed. It’s a game exclusive for the Wii, called Boom Blox.
“Boom Blox plays on the enjoyment of building and knocking down blocks, something that can appeal innately to kids and adults of all ages,” says Spielberg. “I am a gamer myself, and I really wanted to create a video game that I could play with my kids. Boom Blox features an enormous amount of fun challenges and cool scenarios for your kids to solve or for you to master together.”
<insert your own “Spielberg never let go of his childhood” joke here.>
The game’s an action puzzler with over 300 levels, where people can make their own stages and share them online with WiiConnect. I’m not sure how much storytelling this game will involve, but Spielberg’s a helluva name to have attached to your game.
It will have single player, co-op and versus gameplay, and have all kinds of wacky kiddy characters, like chickens that lay blocks and baseball-throwing monkeys. There’s a trailer online at the official site but it’s currently getting pounded- you might not be able to check it out for a little bit. It definitely looks like some fun, though… let it load!
Expect Boom Blox to hit sometime this summer.
So yes, Wii owners will have this exclusive title to love and cherish,
but PS3, Xbox 360 and PC owners will be getting their own game
produced by the man in the future. The second title will be an
adventure game codenamed LMNO, and will focus on the dynamics between
your character and a mysterious female character. No news yet on what
the third title he’s working on will be, but we’ll let you know when we