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.