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EA Developing Casual Titles Based on Hasbro Products

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2008 @ 5:43 a.m. PST

EA Casual announces its initial slate of Hasbro games in development, starting with Wii and DS titles that will be available this fall are Littlest Pet Shop, and Nerf N-Strike. Also in the works are new Monopoly and Scrabble titles for multiple platforms, as well as other titles that will be announced later this year.

For online web play EA’s is developing engaging, authentic online experiences for Monopoly and Yahtzee as fun, multiplayer experiences. Trivia fans can look forward to the much anticipated launch of Trivial Pursuit this fall. Additionally, is launching two connected downloadable titles, Operation and PICTUREKA, which can be played offline or players can connect online on Pogo for bonus features and the social experience of playing the game with others. With more than 13 million visitors a month, the community delivers a unique online experience for family and friends to connect and play these hugely popular Hasbro games together in the virtual world.

“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.”

”We are thrilled that together we are bringing our great toys and games to life in the digital world and providing consumers with new and dynamic ways to enjoy our amazing brands,” said Mark Blecher, Hasbro’s Senior Vice President of Digital Media and Gaming.

At Hasbro’s Toy Fair showcase in New York February 17-19th, EA will unveil Littlest Pet Shop on the Wii and DS, and Nerf“N-Strike”

Littlest Pet Shop (Wii, NDS and PC), scheduled to ship Fall 08

Littlest Pet Shop brings the magic of owning your own pet shop to your home. EA brings the quirkiness and cuteness of the popular Hasbro girl’s brand to life in a new digital world. Players can explore three unique environments as they unlock new pets, playsets, accessories and more. Players will discover magical moments of delight as they build relationships with their pets. This game is the next must-have addition to fans growing Littlest Pet Show collection. Add to the ultimate Littlest Pet Show collection with three different versions of the Nintendo DS game; each with unique pets.

Nerf“N-Strike” (Wii and NDS), scheduled to ship Fall 08

Become the master of mayhem in the first Nerf blaster action game. In a world created to be the perfect landscape for Nerf pandemonium, players can wreak havoc and perfect their blasting skills or challenge friends to clashes with both single and multi-player game modes. With the brand new custom Nerf blaster, players can then take the action outside as their controller transforms to fire actual Nerf darts!

Yahtzee for online play: scheduled to release Summer 08

Shake, Score and Shout Yahtzee with family and friends online! There are two ways to win in this fun and addictive game from Compete for the top score on a real-time leader board as you and up to 19 people roll the dice in a series of timed rounds. Show your team spirit as you collaborate with other players to advance your team goal and earn bonuses for scoring Yahtzee together. Take the Yahtzee fun online!

Monopoly Here & Now: World Edition for online play: scheduled to release Fall 08

Risk it all to own it all online! Jet set across the globe and buy and sell property in the most desirable cities in the world. Play alone or wheel and deal with up to 3 people using one of three sets of rules or make the game more challenging by customizing your own game. The unique player icons, sound effects and graphics deliver all the excitement of the beloved game. Will you be the next the next online billionaire?

Trivial Pursuit for online play: scheduled to release Fall 08

Get your daily dose of trivia fun online! Challenge your daily trivia knowledge with an easy to access, interactive online trivia game. Answer the trivia questions correctly and earn points towards your wedges in pursuit of completing your pie collection by the end of the week. The player with a full pie wins! Not a trivia expert? Take a stab at it. There's something in it for everyone!

Operation downloadable game for the PC: scheduled to release Fall 08

The medicine is madcap and YOU are the M.D. as the ER goes arcade-crazy in Operation. Your role: emergency surgeon. Your challenge: diagnose and treat patients by successfully performing operations, each one a mini-game. Resources are limited and the clock is ticking, so you've got to heal 'em up and move 'em out.... Do well, and you earn points and upgrades for your hospital. Do poorly, and you'll face malpractice lawsuits from angry plaintiffs with glowing noses. Either way, Operation will have you -- and your patients -- in stitches!

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