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Get Creative with EA's Creatively-Named Game "Create"

Posted by James Newton

Heading to Wii in November

As consoles continue to become more and more powerful, they naturally need to draw that power from other sources. AA batteries, rechargeable Lithium Ion batteries and good ol' AC/DC are all valuable power sources, but EA is about to tap into a much bigger source: imagination.

The company has just announced a new game called Create for release on Wii this November, billed as a game for the whole family where imaginative thinking and creative solutions are rewarded. We're already thinking LittleBigPlanet meets Super Scribblenauts, with the video on the official Create website showing off a 2D engine with a strong physics emphasis and focus on Wii controls.

Here's the press release, accompanied by a screenshot from the PS3 version, so don't expect the Wii version to look quite this sharp.

Guildford, UK, August 2, 2010 – The Play Label of Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) today announced Create, a must-have video game this holiday for the whole family that is powered by imagination and rewards players for being creative. Available this November for the WiiTM, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system featuring PlayStation®Move compatibility, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system, PC, and MAC, Create presents imaginative gameplay challenges where the solutions are fuelled by the creativity of the player.

“Create uses families’ imaginations to develop new ways to play together that are both fun and challenging,” said Harvey Elliott, VP and General Manager at EA Bright Light. “We wanted to design a game where the entire family can explore, decorate, and solve challenges where no solution is wrong and the only limit is the imagination.”

The more players explore the game, solve level-based challenges, and customize their world, the more rewards will be unlocked. Creativity will be unleashed as players design environments with easy-to-use brushes and tools, including textures, props and animating objects that bring the scene to life. On the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC, and MAC players can share any of their creations, solutions or challenges with the community through the console and also via the official Create website at www.create.ea.com. Friends can download and remix solutions and set challenges for other players to download and complete. Imaginations will run wild this holiday!

Create for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, and PC is developed by EA Bright Light and has not yet been rated by PEGI. For more information or to download assets visit www.electronicarts.co.uk/press.

[via ea.gamespress.com]

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User Comments (23)

Amorous_Badger

#1

Amorous_Badger said:

You can colour me officially 'intrigued'.

Assuming that the wii version isn't a horribly broken cut-down that is.

Oregano

#4

Oregano said:

On Kotaku it says you can share your creations online, except on the Wii version so I wouldn't even bother being excited for this.EDIT: Lol it says it here and I somehow missed it.

It looks like one of those flash puzzle games... sigh they could have made a new Boom Blox instead...

Min

#5

Min said:

It looks kind of bland. :/ It looks like you're just making scenes. The challenges look kinda cool though.

komicturtle

#7

komicturtle said:

Why is it that the Wii always get the wrong end of the bargain? The Wii is fully capable of sharing stuff like this online. BlastWorks did it and THAT was a budget title. Really disappointed because I kinda got excited about this. I love games that require creativity as the main focus of gameplay. This one's a skip- for now...

accc

#8

accc said:

What a blatant Little Big Planet ripoff. They might as well have named it Tiny Huge Landmass instead. Also if that screenshot is from the PS3 then I shudder to think of how bad the Wii version looks.

ExploderReviews

#9

ExploderReviews said:

If this is anywhere as creative, original, and fun as EA and Maxis' Spore (and not the ds and wii adaptations, although the original ds game Spore Creatures was actually pretty good) I might buy it. However, super scribblenaughts is coming out about that time, along with a bunch of other must haves that I have my mind set on already buying, so its only a maybe. Ill wait and see how good it does.

MasterGraveheart

#14

MasterGraveheart said:

Not bad, but it'll be cut down drastically for Wii... third parties suck nowadays... when it comes to multi-platform games, anyway.

SuperMarioFan96

#15

SuperMarioFan96 said:

As I said in the forum I made before I knew this was already here, sharing user generated content online has been done on Wii before (including Boom Blox Bash Party, which was also published by EA), so I don't get why they can't get do it here too.

fishman100

#17

fishman100 said:

Wow, it'll be interesting to play this AND Super Scribblenauts!!!
I wonder if it's kinda like a "make-your-own-scenes" type of game, I'd really like that!

Chris720

#18

Chris720 said:

LittleBigPlanet rip-off... I mean really? And the name isn't all that creative to begin with...

EA is becoming annoying, delivering all these shovel games...

Rabspat

#20

Rabspat said:

This looks more like The Incredible Machine or something to me than it does like Little Big Planet.

Vinsanity

#21

Vinsanity said:

The press release on other sites (namely IGN) says that only the PS3, 360 and PC versions will allow content sharing, thus making the Wii version pretty useless if you ask me. Also, what the hell is this? It just seems to be something capable of making "scenes" - not puzzles, not levels, not anything game related. You hit play and watch sh*t happen. Doesn't seem very engaging at all.

I'm not expecting much from this. EA Bright Light has been trying desperately to be creative with stuff like Boogie in the past, but they've missed the mark. "Create" actually looks cool, visually, but it really seems like a useless thing compared to what it SHOULD be - a LittleBigPlanet 2 type game.

GC-161

#22

GC-161 said:

@SuperMarioFan96 IMO the people behind this game probably thought that there had to be an incentive to play this game on the next gen consoles. If the Wii version had every feature the PS3/360 editions had, then there wouldn't be much point in getting those versions.

So they made the Wii version gimped to make the other versions more attractive.

I say skip this POS and spend your cash with Metroid the other M coming out this month.

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