The Hollywood Reporter brings the welcome news that last year's best Wii game (unless you count Okami), EA's action-puzzler Boom Blox, will get a sequel as soon as spring this year.

Boom Blox Bash Party will offer Wii owners "increased multiplayer action and more than 400 new levels that take players from underwater into outer space", according to the report. It will also offer online multiplayer, and additional levels available as downloadable content - for a fee, naturally.

Movie mogul Steven Spielberg is still attaching his name to the project, and to frothy quotes for press releases.

"Boom Blox Bash Party is a wild social gaming experience," he said. "We know families and friends really enjoyed playing the original Boom Blox together, so we designed more explosive multiplayer experiences with Boom Blox Bash Party."

The widely overlooked Boom Blox is a physical puzzle game that involves chucking balls at 3D arrangements of blocks until they fall over or blow up - or teasing them out in an elaborate reworking of Jenga.

It was one of our favourite games of last year, earning a rare 9/10 from Ellie and a spot in 2008's top 20. You still haven't bought it, have you? Shame on you.

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