EA's Spring Wii lineup

by: John -
Hopefully, EA will bring about some Wii games that aren't just a bunch of mini-games. Some of the titles releasing this Spring are SSX Blur, Tiger Woods PGA TOUR, The Godfather Blackhand Edition, and  Medal of Honor Vanguard. With my addiction to Wii Sports golf, I'm hoping that Tiger Woods PGA TOUR will give me the golfing experience I am looking for.

SSX Blur, Tiger Woods PGA TOUR, The Godfather Blackhand Edition and Medal of Honor Vanguard, All Custom-Designed and Coming to the Wii This Spring As Well As Exciting News about  MySims

Redwood City, Calif., March 7, 2007 – Electronic Arts Inc., (NASDAQ: ERTS) plans to lead the next wave on the Wii™ from Nintendo with the release of SSX™ Blur, Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® 07, The Godfather® Blackhand Edition and Medal of Honor Vanguard™ this spring and share exciting news about MySims™, set to launch in fall of 2007. Each title remains true to the hallmarks of its franchise but is designed to take full advantage of the Wii from Nintendo’s one-of-a-kind controller and the other unique features of this revolutionary gaming platform. The games will be showcased tonight at EA’s press event in San Francisco, CA.

“The Nintendo Wii has allowed us to explore new and exciting game play possibilities and attract a whole new audience to EA games,“ said Paul Lee, President, Worldwide Studios, EA. “In the upcoming year, we will continue to custom-design our most popular franchises and develop new EA properties that take full advantage of this unique gaming platform.”

Building on the excitement surrounding the recent announcement that MySims is being developed especially for the Wii platform, The Sims Division is thrilled to unveil a new level in game. Just beyond Town Center lies the forest—a wild and wondrous world filled with giant trees and hidden nooks. Explorers can follow winding paths and search dark crannies, never knowing what surprise lies around the next bend. Perhaps it’s a mysterious new plant, ripe and ready for harvesting, or maybe they will encounter a hidden cave. By searching out every corner, players will expand their MySims world and greatly increase their creative space.  Expect this first game in a revolutionary new line from the developers of The Sims Division in fall 2007.

SSX Blur is everything you expect from the franchise, delivered in a totally unexpected way.  Revolutionary controls take full advantage of the potential of the Wii by putting you in total command of your skier or rider, on-the-ground and in-the-air, by translating every motion you make into skills that create mountain legends.  Tear down the mountain with one of your hands and unleash a virtually unlimited array of aerial maneuvers with the other one.  This is the soul of SSX, remixed, re-energized, and fully realized. 

Perfect your swing using the Wii Remote as you earn respect and climb the ranks in Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 07. The top-selling golf video game franchise is packed with new content, including 18 championship courses and 35 pro and fantasy golfers. The power and control of every swing are literally in your hands. Whether you tilt the Wii Remote to hook and slice the ball or swing away for a long straight drive, the innovative game controller provides the most realistic golfing experience that has ever been felt or seen. The Nunchuk can also be attached for the traditional analog swing.

The Godfather Blackhand Edition gives an enhanced experience with motion-based Blackhand Control by integrating Nintendo’s innovative Wii controller. The Godfather Blackhand Edition for the Wii offer brand new ways to go from Soldier to Don as you gain control of the streets of New York. Follow the path of an Enforcer or Operator; each with its own unique perks and abilities to earn. For improved, hyper-intuitive control in The Godfather Blackhand Edition, use gestures with the Wii Remote and Nunchuk to perform true-to-life actions and accuracy.

Join the ranks of the elite 82nd Airborne Division as Corporal Frank Keegan in Medal of Honor Vanguard. From Operation Husky on the shores of Sicily to your Operation Varsity airdrop inside Nazi Germany, you’ll jump behind enemy lines to fight the epic WWII battles that turned America’s first paratroopers into heroes of WWII. Choose from a variety of authentic, customizable weapons at your disposal, each with distinct characteristics.  Featuring spectacular graphics and all-out combat intensity, Medal of Honor Vanguard makes you the driving force in the struggle to liberate Europe.

SSX Blur, Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 07,The Godfather Blackhand Edition, and Medal of Honor Vanguard will all carry an MSRP of $49.99.  For additional information or to download screenshots from any of these games, please visit info.ea.com.

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