EA Announces First Hasbro Titles in Development
Posted on February 15, 2008EA Casual Entertainment has announced its initial slate of Hasbro games in development on a variety of game consoles. The first Nintendo Wii and DS titles that will be available this fall are Littlest Pet Shop and Nerf N-Strike both in production at EA's Salt Lake Studio. EA also is developing new Monopoly and Scrabble titles for multiple platforms, as well as other titles that will be announced later this year. Pictured on the right are screenshots from EA's mobile Yahtzee game.
Mobile gamers can already play Scrabble (in North America) and Yahtzee Deluxe on their phones. Starting this spring, EA Mobile will add more classic Hasbro titles. The first games include Monopoly Here & Now, Trivial Pursuit and Risk. EA will also launch Yahtzee Adventures which it calls a re-invention of the classic dice game.
For online web play EA's Pogo.com is developing versions of Monopoly and Yahtzee as multiplayer experiences. Trivial Pursuit will launch on Pogo.com this fall. Additionally, Pogo.com is launching two connected downloadable titles, Operation and Pictureka, which can be played offline or online.
"EA and Hasbro want to give families new ways to enjoy games; we want give them a new way to come together, connect, spend time and have fun around the TV or online," said Chip Lange, Vice President and General Manager of EA's Hasbro Studio. "Bringing the spirit of these games to life as video games has allowed us to create really unique and creative experiences for families and friends of all ages to enjoy together at home or online."