Wii tries to get real with new bowling game

Brunswick Pro Bowling says it will give Wii, PS2, and PSP players a realistic bowling-center experience with authentic sights and sounds.

Mark it zero, dude Crave Entertainment

As one the main staples of Wii Sports, Wii Bowling might soon have some competition from a new bowling game that purports to have a more realistic look. According to Crave Entertainment (no relation to this CNET's Crave.com blog), "Brunswick Pro Bowling will give players a detailed, realistic bowling-center experience, complete with authentic sights and sounds, and official Brunswick bowling gear. Brunswick Pro Bowling will be highly customizable, allowing players to choose everything from their character's appearance and accessories to ball styles." In addition to being made for the Wii, the game will be available for the PlayStation 2 and PlayStation Portable in June.

In past--and I don't know why--bowling games haven't been that good. Of course, there's a big appeal in using the Wiimote to bowl, so we're a little more optimistic about Brunswick Pro Bowling than perhaps we should be. Supposedly, the game will offer the same sort of fling-your-controller-into-your-TV experience that you get with Wii Bowling--it'll just look more true-to-life. That doesn't necessarily mean it'll be more fun. What do you think?

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