Internal studio EA Bright Light is working on Zubo, a fun game that combines care-taking, music/rhythm abilities and exploration into one all-ages adventure. It may be a little bizarre for some, but overall, it's looking fresh.
From Atlanta Video Game News Examiner:
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John Tucker writes "In any genre of games, there are some entries that appeal to the masses, some that only hardcore fans have the background to enjoy, and some that are intended to bring in new fans. Many times, these last efforts are geared at younger players, and that makes sense. Zubo is clearly one of these "gateway" games, intended to bring younger players into the fold of RPG fans, and I was actually surprised to see it come out of EA."
Zubo is a music-based rhythm action game featuring a likeable set of characters. Players enter the world of Zubalon to help its inhabitants, the Zubos, defeat an evil force bent on world domination. Players befriend the Zubos they meet along the way. You will feed and nurture them, help them gain skills and strength, and assist them in their battles with the enemy, the Zombos.