EA and Bizarre Creations to Launch Xbox Live Arcade Game

Posted on January 18, 2007

Boom Boom Rocket

Electronic Arts is teaming up with Bizarre Creations to launch a rhythm music game called Boom Boom Rocket for Xbox Live Arcade. The game was conceived by EA's Pogo.com casual games design team. The PDF-file press release can be found here. The release says the game will involve timing rockets to the beat of music while traveling through a cityscape.

Electronic Arts today announced its launch onto Microsoft's Xbox Live Arcade with Boom Boom Rocket. The game is a hypnotic rhythm music game conceived by EA's Pogo.com casual games design team and developed by Bizarre Creations, the developer who brought Project Gotham Racing 3 to the Xbox 360, and fan-favorite Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved to Xbox Live Arcade. The game is scheduled to go live Spring 2007 and is EA's first title on Xbox Live Arcade. In Boom Boom Rocket, players trigger rockets to the beat of the music while traveling through a 3D cityscape. The better the player times the explosions, the more spectacular the fireworks effects. The fireworks are choreographed to 10 original tracks created by Ian Livingstone. Players can play in single player mode or go head-to-head against a friend on the same console. "As one of the worldwide leaders in game publishing, EA has long recognized the power of on-demand, online entertainment," said Chris Early, Product Unit Manager for Xbox Live Arcade and Microsoft Casual Games. "We're honored that EA has chosen Xbox Live Arcade as the platform for their first-ever downloadable game for console game players and are excited to make Boom Boom Rocket available to the millions of Xbox Live Arcade players around the world."
Martyn Chudley, Managing Director of Bizarre Creations, says in a statement, "Boom Boom Rocket is an addictive and original challenge for all types of gamer, and we're enjoying working with EA to create this unique Xbox Live Arcade experience. Our teams love both working and playing on Xbox Live Arcade, and we're looking forward to releasing another innovative title on this platform with Boom Boom Rocket."

Xbox Live Arcade is a destination for Xbox 360 gamers to download and try smaller games on the Xbox 360 console before purchasing them. You can read more about the Xbox Live Arcade here.

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