EA has officially announced their fitness game, titled EA Sports ACTIVE. The game will support, but not require, the Balance Board, and will include two leg straps for the Wiimote and Nunchuk, as well as a resistance band. EA's Peter Moore described the game's focus as a "Western cardiovascular approach," contrasting with the stretching and balance exercises in Wii Fit. Speaking to GameSpot, Moore suggested that ACTIVE will become a "product line," which we already knew because it is "a game published by EA."

Players will also be able to create "playlists" of exercises, a feature conspicuously missing from Wii Fit. In addition, Active will provide real-time feedback on exercise performance, including calories burned and such. The whole thing sounds like a smart companion piece to Wii Fit.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.

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