Publishing giant Electronic Arts sure has a crush on Wii. The mega corporation has already shifted entire studios to developing Wii games, offered a kickass version of insta-hit Madden NFL 07 and now Nintendo's bizarro console is getting an exclusive chapter of SSX.
Dubbed SSX Blur, the snowboarding sequel will take the existing repertoire of tricks, speed and icy landscapes and translate them into a more Wii remote-friendly style. Activision's Tony Hawk's Downhill Jam translated the flip-and-grab style of gameplay beautifully to Wii, so there's no reason to think SSX won't do the same. You can see the winter-minded movie by clicking the movies tab and then "First gameplay." So far, it looks pretty damn smooth.
SSX Blur is scheduled to hit the slopes in March.
December 6, 2006