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EA announces Boogie (Wii)

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Electronic Arts announced today that Boogie – an all new intellectual property in development at EA Montreal will be released exclusively for the Wii worldwide in 2007. Boogie is a unique music/rhythm-based game that takes advantage of the innovative Wii controls to get gamers off their couch, playing and dancing to a new beat.


“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,” said Alain Tascan, Vice President and General Manager, EA Montreal. “Nintendo’s Wii is an amazing console that really gives us a platform to be creative and to re-think traditional game development.”


Boogie will have gamers dancing, singing and starring in their own music videos. Players can also choose and customize different characters in the game to best show off their dancing style and karaoke skills. With innovative gameplay that perfectly matches the unique Wii controls, Boogie is the ultimate videogame party package.


Boogie is the latest addition to EA Montreal’s roster of high profile games including SSX Blur and ARMY OF TWO. SSX Blur is the newest version of the critically acclaimed snowboarding franchise that shipped exclusively for the Wii in February. EA Montreal is also working on ARMY OF TWO, the highly anticipated shooter and original intellectual property that will redefine strategic two-man cooperative play. The game was ranked at the top of the list in Electronic Gaming Monthly’s Top 50 Coolest New Games cover story in their August issue. ARMY OF TWO will be released for the PLAYSTATION 3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360 videogame and entertainment system.









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  • 3 months later...

New trailer for this. August 9th release date.


Here's the soundtrack details from a press release sent out by EA. Fits the tone of the game perfectly.


ABC by The Jackson 5

Baila Me by Gypsy Kings

Boogie Oogie Oogie by Taste Of Honey

Brick House by The Commodores

Canned Heat by Jamiroquai

Celebration by Kool & The Gang

Dancing in the Street by Martha Reeves & The Vandellas

Dancing Machine by Jackson 5

Don't Cha by Pussycat Dolls / Busta Rhymes

Fergalicious by Fergi

Get Right by Jennifer Lopez

Get The Party Started by Pink

Girls Just Want To Have Fun by Cyndi Lauper

Groove Is In The Heart by Dee-Lite

I Want You Back by The Jackson 5

I’m A Slave 4 U by Britney Spears

It's Raining Men by The Weather Girls

Karma Chameleon by Culture Club

Kung Fu Fighting by Carl Douglas

Le Freak by Chic

Let's Get It Started by Black Eyed Peas

Love Rollercoaster by Red Hot Chili Peppers

Love Shack by The B-52's

Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit of…) by Lou Bega

Milkshake by Kelis

One More Time by Daft Punk

One Way Or Another by Blondie

Oops I Did It Again by Britney Spears

Pop Muzik by M

S.O.S. by Rihanna

Stars by Simply Red

That's The Way (I Like It) by KC And The Sunshine

Tu Y Yo by Thalia

U Can't Touch This by M.C. Hammer

Virtual Insanity by Jamiroquai

Walking On Sunshine by Katrina & The Waves

We Are Family by Sister Sledge

Y.M.C.A. by The Village People

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Heh, oddly enough, it's $59.99 in Canada too. Goooo equal pricing :tu.


Still hoping this game lives up to its potential, especially the dance portion since I'm not out to do anything remarkably resembling karaoke any time soon. My crooning could kill the dead...

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3 in a row! 1up loved it. At least it's not a minigame compilation, right?


But my motherly horror shouldn't be enough to stop you from buying this game. Oh, no. The fact that this game is fun for exactly 20 minutes, and only in a group of two or more, should keep you from buying this game. In the end, Boogie is light on dancing, light on karaoke -- a jack-of-all-trades, master-of-none moment of fluff.

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Yikes. That's sad. If the game is truly that bad, I hope it doesnt "pull a Mario Party 8".


You crazy kids with your hep talk...wtf does "pulling an MP8" mean?


I am disappointed with this review for a few reasons: first, because the trailers for the game made it look like a lot of fun and a title that would produce a fair amount of giggling from my wife and kids. But secondly, because it is reinforcing my skepticism about the long-term viability of the motion-sensing controller...when it works, it's terrific (as in Wii Sports bowling), but too often for me it just isn't precise enough. This was one of the major complaints in the review: merely shaking the controller like mad was sufficient to perform the "dancing".


I hope this is indicative of a typical EA rush job and not a true hardware limitation. Innovation is nothing without precision, and if Nintendo is the only company who can utilize the controller effectively (and even then, only in Wii Sports from what I have played), the system will just not live up to its potential.


Yes, I am not keeping this in perspective, I realize that. It's an EA game, with all that that entails. I just keep waiting for that one game (again, other than Sports) that I can play and say "THIS, this is the reason I bought the Wii. This cannot be done on another system." I was hoping Boogie would fall into that category, and I am chagrined to find it does not (at least according to that review).

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