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EA, Spielberg Announce Boom Blox

Electronic Arts has pulled back the curtain on Boom Blox, the first of several EA Los Angeles-developed titles stemming from the company's collaboration with renowned director and producer Steven Spielberg.

Due out in May, the Wii-exclusive action-puzzler features over 300 levels, with players able to make their own stages in Create Mode and share them with online friends through WiiConnect24.

"Boom Blox plays on the enjoyment of building and knocking down blocks, something that can appeal innately to kids and adults of all ages," noted Spielberg. "I am a gamer myself, and I really wanted to create a video game that I could play with my kids."

Spielberg is known to be working on two other projects with EA Los Angeles, all of which have been surrounded with hype due to the director's infamous declaration that he'll consider video games to be an art form when "somebody confesses that they cried at level 17."

Codenamed LMNO, the second title is an adventure game for PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 that focuses on the dynamic between the player and a mysterious female character. Details on the third game have yet to be revealed.

Chris Faylor was previously a games journalist creating content at Shacknews.

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