If you crave – like I do, some really good Wii games, then you are in luck because thankfully EA is releasing a slew of Wii titles that will let us unlock the magic of that little white box again. Not only will they be fun but priced right as well, for economy worried consumers. Besides Wii titles EA is also releasing a first person action adventure game that stars a female in the lead for multiple platforms. What more could you ask for?! Below is a run down of a few that piqued our interests.
Boogie SuperStar for Wii
Who doesn’t love to sing and dance these days. For those who have been testing their singing shops on Rock Band 2, there are no instruments to play here but good old pop music to sing along with and not stress about. Some nice features of the game is the ability to customize your character and with Wii’s motion technology it will capture your dance moves too. A microphone is included with the game and some of the songs on the Boogie Superstar include Rhianna’s Don’t Stop the Music and Leona Lewis’s Bleeding Love. Currently out now and retailing for $59.99 with microphone or $49.99 without it. Check back soon on Chip Chicklets for a full review.
Littlest Pet Shop for Wii, PC and DS
For those familiar with Hasbro’s LITTLEST PET SHOP then you’ll be delighted to know that a video game was released last week and you’ll be able to accessorize your pets, play mini-games, and see this great plastic game come to life in a digital world. LITTLEST PET SHOP is available now and retails for $39.99.
FaceBreaker K.O. Party for Wii
Unlike the original concept of Facebreaker for X-Box 360, this version of the game is pure party game fun. Stripping it away of any actual storyline, FaceBreaker K.O. Party encourages gameplay amongst a group of friends and it will give you a workout at the same time. This version of the game was built exclusively for the Wii and there are loads of mini-games and unique party modes. However in the end no matter how you cut it, you will still get your chance to give a FaceBreaker punch, it just might be your friends face though. FaceBreaker K.O. Party for Wii retails for $39.99 and will be available November 4th.
Need for Speed Undercover for Wii, PS3, PC, PS2, NDS, PSP, Mobile and iPhone.
If you love a good adrenaline rush then this game is right up your alley. Evading cops, racing highways, take down an international crime syndicate, basically your typical day in the Need for Speed franchise. The best part though you can play it on several different platforms even your iPhone! Need for Speed Undercover will be released on November 18th and depending on the platform will cost anywhere from $59.99 to $29.99.
Operation Mania for PC
Operation is a boardgame classic. When you think of removing funny bones, red bulb noses, and loud buzzing you automatically know you are talking about Operation. So how do you translate a classic boardgame into a video game? Well just add a pinch of Diner Dash and you have Operation Mania. The concept of the game is quite easy and a lot of fun. All requiring the press of a mouse button, just move the doctor around the hospital to cure the patients around you but you will have to do it quickly or you’ll have several who will flatline. The faster you operate and cure patients the faster you’ll get money for upgrades and to hire staff. This is not a gory game by any means, and just within a few minutes I was even hooked. Operations Mania will be released October 28th and retail for only $19.99.
Mirror’s Edge for X-box 360, PC, and PS3
Lastly a game not at all for Wii but certainly for all women gamers out there. In Mirror’s Edge you portray a heroine named Faith from a first person perspective. You will run for you life as you avoid getting killed, jump from building to building, and solve challenging puzzles. Watching the demo of it was breathtaking and a bit sea-sickening at times, but I highly suggest just popping the Dramamine and grabbing this game when it’s released on November 11th. The fluidity and fast paced controls is unlike anything you have seen. Mirror’s Edge will retail for $59.99.
So there you have it the latest games from EA that I will be craving till they come out. It’s about time we had some variety for the Wii and a female lead in a first person action adventure that may even give Lara Croft a run for her money.