Richard Sherman already reached one video game pedestal after landing on the cover of EA Sports’ Madden NFL 15 earlier this year. Now, the Seattle Seahawks star can check off another gaming accomplishment.
Sherman today debuted his own mobile word game for iOS called Letters of Boom — a play on Seattle’s “Legion of Boom” nickname for its defense — that “combines both the brains and brawn” of Sherman, the Stanford graduate who’s known for both his stellar play on the field and his rhetoric off of it.
The $1.99 game challenges players to arrange letters and spell words to win. Sherman, who worked with Digital Kitchen on the app, provides voiceover throughout the game, and there are even “Shermanisms” — words that may not be in the dictionary, but are Sherman-approved — that players can use to score points.
“I’ve always loved word games, but there has never been anything out there that felt hard-hitting or extreme for me,” Sherman said in a statement. “I’m excited to be one of the first professional athletes to deliver an action-oriented word game.”
Sherman tweeted about the game this morning:
— Richard Sherman (@RSherman_25) November 26, 2014
Now we’re wondering when Sherman will talk about Letters of Boom during an interview — he listed off several of his sponsors in a hilarious press conference on Tuesday that mocked the NFL.
Sherman is actually not the first Seahawks star to appear in a game this year. Pro Bowl quarterback Russell Wilson showed up in Temple Run after the popular game inked a deal with the NFL Players Association.
We’re checking out Sherman’s new game now and we’ll be back with a full-blown review. In the meantime, Seattle plays San Francisco on Thanksgiving evening — go Hawks.