EA Sports today announced their version of Wii Fit better known as EA Sports Active. Good thing about EA’s offering is that it does not require any additional peripheral. Active can played without the need of balance board. However, the Active expands a little in terms of exercises if a user happens to use balance board with the game. EA Sports will bundle the game with two straps (for holding Wii Remote while running), resistance band (for rigorous exercise) and a nutritional booklet.
EA Sports Active is complementary to Nintendo’s Wii Fit because EA reckons that their exercises are more inclined to the Western way while Wii Fit includes eastern style exercises like stretching and balancing. The game is expected to launch in Spring next year carrying a price tag of $59.99.
On a side note, an interview of Peter Moore, President with GameSpot reveals that EA might also be incorporating its Active technology in other games in the future. This means that we can now run and kick in the air while playing FIFA on Wii?
Check out the trailer below.