Back in January, Electronic Arts (EA) mentioned that it will begin focusing on original IPs and start veering away from game franchises. Almost two months after that announcement, the video game development giant has finally announced an original title for the Wii, known as Boogie.
The name of the title sounds quite funky and the video game is, well, supposed to be just like that. Boogie is actually a music and rhythm-based game that will take advantage of the Nintendo console's controls. EA promised that this game will get gamers off their couch, playing and dancing to the game's beat. According to Alain Tascan, Vice President and General Manager for EA Montreal,
We're creating something new and different for gamers of all ages to enjoy - the complete party package where gamers can dance as well as sing. Nintendo's Wii is an amazing console that really gives us a platform to be creative and to re-think traditional game development.
There are still no details on how exactly Boogie is meant to be played, but from the way that thing look now, we can't help but be reminded of a cross between American Idol and the classic PSOne game Bust A Groove. EA Montreal, however, did say that in-game characters will be customizable to best show off players' dancing styles and karaoke skills. And yes, they did just say "karaoke skills". We've been hearing a lot of rumors lately, about upcoming video games that are compatible with the Wii microphone, so we're guessing that Boogie is one of those.