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'Hasbro Family Game Night' (XBLA) Coming Next Month, Adds Scrabble - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2009 @ 1:41 p.m. PST

Hasbro Family Game Night includes 6 games: Battleship, Yahtzee, Connect Four, Boggle, Sorry! and the new Sorry! Sliders.

EA is gearing up to inject nostalgic fun into the Xbox Live Arcade by bringing perennial board game favorites to the popular platform.

EA and Hasbro will stock Xbox Live Arcade with Hasbro Family Game Night, a crowd pleasing assortment of games that are instantly recognisable household names such as Boggle, Battleship, Yahtzee, Connect Four, Sorry! and Sorry! Sliders. All games will feature both original and new ways to play, including a Party Mode that features multiple mini-game versions of each title. Additional customisation features will allow players to earn virtual trophies, furniture and themes to decorate their personal virtual game rooms. The Hasbro Family Game Night lineup will take full advantage of Xbox LIVE community features such as online play, Achievements, the ability to launch new games without leaving the environment, and sharing customized space with friends. The EA Hasbro virtual game closet is slated to open in Spring 2009 with multiple games followed by additional releases throughout the year.

Dust off your dictionary and get ready for the release of Scrabble, set to launch next month on Xbox LIVE Arcade! Featuring the Scrabble Diamond Anniversary Edition game board, the XBLA version of Scrabble gives board game lovers yet another way to play everyone’s favorite word game.

Key Features :

  • Classic Games!
    • Join your host Mr. Potato Head as you play games such as Scrabble, Connect Four, Battleship, Yahtzee, Boggle, Sorry! and Sorry! Sliders.
    • Experience new ways to play these best-selling board games.
  • Full Xbox LIVE Support!
    • Show off your skills with Hasbro Family Game Night achievements and compete with your friends to earn a spot atop the Xbox Live leader boards.
    • Increase your gamer score and talk while you play online with voice chat.
    • Get your Xbox avatar into the game with Hasbro Family Game Night’s avatar support.
  • Online Multiplayer fun!
    • Play locally with friends and family or take on other Xbox LIVE players in online play.
    • Play with up to four players in Scrabble, Yahtzee, Boggle, Sorry! and Sorry! Sliders.
    • Play up to two players in Connect Four and Battleship.
  • Deck Out Your Very Own Game Room
    • Launch new games within the Hasbro Family Game Night destination on Xbox LIVE without leaving your game room.
    • Download new themes and game room furniture to design and customize your perfect game room.
    • Show your custom game room to your friends when you invite them over to play!
  • Host a Game Party
    • Each game has a party mode featuring fun new ways to challenge your competitors.

Under a Hasbro Family Game Night banner, games such as Scrabble (only in North America/Canada), Boggle, Battleship, Yahtzee, Connect Four, Sorry! and Sorry! Sliders will begin to roll out in March 2009.

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