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Fri, Mar 13, 2009 | 16:18 GMT
The official website for Wii’s EA Sports Active has been updated with loads of stuff, including a list of all activities included in the game.
- Basic Dance
- Cardio Boxing
- Cardio Dance
- Fast Dance
- High Steps
- Inline Skating
- Lateral Raises
- Lunge Jump
- Pitching and Catching
- Punch Bag
- Punch Target
- Serve Walk
- Side Lunge
- Squat Jump
Game’s out May 19, and while you are at the site, you can check out Days of Our Lives’ Allison Sweeney and others using it on a “30 day challenge”. They look rather happy.
Fri, Mar 13, 2009 | 07:35 GMT
EA Sports boss Peter Moore’s shown of Wii Balance Board fitness programme EA Sports Active in the US, as you can see on VentureBeat, and it sounds as though it’s not for the faint-hearted.
From the piece:
The game has a deep fitness program for people who are serious about losing weight or keeping fit. They can use the advice and tools to track their activities and exercise and then design workouts that let them have fun while they’re exercising with the game. You can do things like simulate rollerblading jumps by tying the Wii controller to your thigh and then jumping up and down. You can use a stretch band to exercise your arms and see how precisely you’re following the instructions by looking at your on-screen avatar. The game isn’t as cutesy as Wii Fit and so it may appeal to people who thought the Nintendo game was a little silly.
Jen Riley, an EA spokeswoman pictured at bottom, showed how you can use the Wii controller with the game to shoot baskets, do bicep curls or flex your legs or box. You can design the workout so that it gets harder every day that you do it. You can design the workout to focus on cardio, upper body, lower body, or sports activities. And the game keeps track of your progress and gives you trophies for achievements. It also lets you enter physical activities that you’ve done outside of the game. The game launches on the Wii on May 19.
There more through there about upcoming EA Mobile games, and so on.
Thu, Feb 19, 2009 | 10:02 GMT
EA’s released two videos of a celeb fitness guy called Bob Greene talking about EA Sports Active, the publisher’s upcoming Balance Board fitness thing, and confirmed it for release in May.
There’s footage of Bob using it in the second video, saying the game has a virtual personal trainer for the player. It’s all about 20 minutes exercise a day, apparently.
It sounds far more “serious” than Wii Fit, as Peter Moore’s already intimated, with Bob talking about proper fitness goals, a mix of cardio and strength training and how EA Sports Active keeps a record of everything you achieve.
See both movies after the break.
Thu, Nov 13, 2008 | 06:23 GMT
EA’s revealed EA Sports Active, a line of Wii games designed to physically put you through your paces and, obviously, square up to the likes of Wii Fit.
According to Gamespot, the first game under the brand “won’t require the Wii Balance board at all, but will instead rely on a neoprene peripheral which will strap the Wii Remote or Nunchuck to a player’s leg. The game will also come with a rubber resistance band for strength training when it launches next spring for $59.99.
“In addition to over 20 sports, EA Sports Active will feature a range of fitness tools, including a calorie counter, virtual personal trainer, 30-day weight loss program, and customizable workouts.”
“If there is a targeted sweet spot, it is a woman in her mid-30s with two young children that was active–wishes she was more active–and is pressed for time,” said Peter Moore in an interview with Forbes.
“That is who we’ll market to because we think that’s a viable market. I worked at Reebok during the ’90s when we were developing in-home fitness–the Reebok Step and the Reebok Slide–and I’m very aware of the challenges that people who are typically housebound or pressed for time but still want to do fitness.”
No dates, as far as we can see. Much more through the links.