Today, Newport Beach, California based developer inXile Entertainment announced it had purchased Nintendo Wii and DS rights to Line Rider, and would ship the console versions in Spring 2007. inXile says Line Rider for the Wii and DS will have "new added features" but remains tight-lipped as to what they are.
"I have been around the interactive entertainment industry long enough to have seen similar phenomenon like Tetris and Bejeweled become massive international hits, and Line Rider has all the elements to do the same," said Brian Fargo, CEO of inXile, in a recent press release. "Line Rider is like a fully animated Etch-A-Sketch® and will be perfect for the Nintendo DS and Wii...The amazing thing is that it has appeal to almost everyone. Ive watched 6 year-olds and adults play Line Rider and both were thoroughly entertained and captivated. Easy to pick up and play, and highly addictive, we are very pleased to be bringing Line Rider to video game players."
~fsk, whose name is Bostjan Cadez, was enthusiastic about the announcement. "Im looking forward to working with inXile entertainment on the new Nintendo DS and Nintendo Wii versions as they will bring added gameplay and features."
Previously, inXile created The Bard's Tale for the PC, PS2, and Xbox.