February 7, 2008
Spielberg's Latest Attraction: Video Games
Posted: 05:10 PM ET
He has created some of the most iconic visuals in the history of film. From a giant, ravenous shark to aliens from far away worlds. Now, Academy Award-winning auteur Steven Spielberg is focusing his lens on your video-game console.
EA, the world's largest producer of video-games, and Spielberg have pulled back the curtain on what marks the debut of the filmmaker's first ever video-game "BoomBlox."
Just like his film work, "BoomBlox" promises to be equally ambitious, boasting over 300 levels as well as a cast of over 30 characters.
An exclusive for the Nintendo Wii, "BoomBlox" will allow gamers of every age to play their way through hundreds of challenges and even "remix" levels of the games and then share them with their friends across the WiiConnect network.
An avid gamer himself, Spielberg said in a statement, "my inspiration for this game came while I was playing the Wii for the first time. " Pointing to the Wii's innovative control-system, he added "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 game, which was developed at EA's Los studios in Los Angeles, is set for release in May.
Visit: The Official Site
Posted by: Matt West, CNN Entertainment Producer
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