EA & Steven Spielberg to launch Boom Blox Bash Party for Wii

MUMBAI: Electronic Arts Inc. announced Boom Blox Bash Party for Wii, the sequel to Boom Blox game for Wii.

EA’s collaboration with director and producer Steven Spielberg continues with Boom Blox Bash Party, and the destructive fun reaches new heights with richer multiplayer action and more than 400 new levels that will have players of all ages gaming together and solving action-packed puzzles under water, in zero gravity, and beyond.

"Boom Blox Bash Party is a wild social gaming experience. We know families and friends really enjoyed playing the original Boom Blox together, so we designed more explosive multiplayer experiences with Boom Blox Bash Party," said Spielberg.

Boom Blox Bash Party features twice as many multiplayer challenges as the original, and now offers team-based challenges. Players can play with or against friends, solo or in teams, knocking down blocks, destroying towers, slinging and launching blocks and characters, for tons of high-energy, family-friendly fun.

Boom Blox Bash Party is packed with new features and the game showcases new block types, including: virus and conveyor blox, new blox shapes, such as: cylinders and wedges, and new tools that will make for even more destructive fun. Players will find twists on Boom Blox game play favorites like throwing and grabbing. Players now can also sling, launch, and blow the competition away with new cannon, paint ball and slingshot tools.

Boom Blox Bash Party enables players to download more new levels via the Internet. Players will be able to grab, play and rate new levels from EA as well as levels created by members of the Boom Blox Bash Party community. Using the game’s easy-to-use Create Mode, players now have the power to share the levels they built with friends, or submit their masterpiece to be shared with the world! The expanded Create Mode lets players build and create like never before, giving them access to the same tool set the EA development team used to create each and every level in the game.

"In Boom Blox Bash Party we are taking the game elements to the extreme. In the original Boom Blox, we really focused on perfecting the game’s physics so now we can push the boundaries of physics, offering exciting new challenges and completely new ways to play," said senior producer Amir Rahimi.

Developed by the EA Casual Studios, Boom Blox Bash Party will be available in North America and Europe in Spring 2009. Boom Blox Bash Party has not yet been rated by the ESRB and PEGI.