Scrabble on the NDS and PSP will offer something for every crossword puzzle fan with three modes of play including: Classic, which offers traditional play; Speed, where players race the clock; and, the new fast paced Scrabble Slam card game where players try to be the first to discard all their Slam cards by making four letter words. Slam will be available for the first time digitally on the handheld versions of Scrabble. With six difficulty levels, Scrabble will serve up a Training mode with six training exercises that enable new or rusty players to polish their skills before their first big showdown. Scrabble comes loaded with extras such as the Scrabble Word Finder and Wi-Fi multiplayer capability (both single and multi-cart play).
“The consumer response to Hasbro’s brands arriving on digital platforms in such fresh, inventive ways has been incredibly positive,” said Mark Blecher, General Manager of Digital Media and Gaming at Hasbro. “Scrabble alone has taken the US and Canadian markets by storm in a very short period of time and we expect the momentum to remain at full throttle through the NDS and PSP releases and beyond. The level of creativity and meticulous execution that EA has poured into the re-imagination of the Scrabble and Hasbro Family Game Night experiences have set the bar very high for the many other games under development, but we’re confident that we’ve just scratched the surface of what digital fun feels, looks and plays like. It’s going to be a very exciting year for casual game fans.”
The Scrabble NDS and PSP games will join the roster of previously released versions which have proven to hold great appeal, similar to its board game counterpart.
Debuting in March 2009, the Nintendo DS and PSP games are expected to be rated “E” for Everyone and carry an MSRP of $29.99.
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