Originally announced at this time last year, Ubisoft has finally given more details about their partnership with Hasbro.
Titled Hasbro Game Channel, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One gamers will be able to download the service beginning in September 2014, which will include access to Hasbro brands such as Monopoly, Risk, and Trivial Pursuit. PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 owners, meanwhile, will be able to download the games individually, as Hasbro Game Channel won’t be available on those platforms.
Here’s the details on the three games:
- Monopoly Plus – Monopoly Plus brings the world’s favorite family gaming brand to a new level with the original 2D Monopoly board as well as a colorful and lively animated 3D version that evolves as you progress in the game. Monopoly Plus lets players choose their favorite ‘House Rules’ to customize gameplay. Up to six players will be able to enjoy Monopoly Plus online or offline.
- Risk – Strategy fans will venture into stimulating modern warfare combat with Risk. Keeping the authenticity of the 2010 rules as the standard, Risk offers a new strategic experience with a familiar map layout optimized with modern armies, 3D tactical battlefields, configurable win conditions and rule variants. Online league play will allow players to compete with people from around the world.
- Trivial Pursuit Live! – Trivia fans can test their wits in this new take on the world’s most well-known trivia game. Trivial Pursuit Live! transforms the classic experience into a TV-show setting with reinvented question formats, customizable game lengths and a variety of game rounds and rules to keep players guessing.
There will also be My Monopoly DLC for Monopoly Plus, which allows you to personalize your game board using more than 50 3D assets.
Mark Blecher, Senior VP of Digital Gaming and Corporate Development for Hasbro, had this to say:
We have worked closely with Ubisoft on the development of the Hasbro Game Channel, which will bring family and friends together for a fun and social gaming experience with their favorite brands. The new console games will allow players to connect and play with others, not just in their living rooms, but around the world.
Chris Early, VP of Digital Publishing at Ubisoft, added:
We’re bringing Hasbro’s classic games to the digital age, capturing all the excitement and fun of these timeless games and building new ways to play them with the Hasbro Game Channel. The new console experiences will offer a brand new channel with both familiar and new gameplay modes, various missions, achievements and rewards for endless fun with friends and family.
For the future of Hasbro Game Channel, there are more games based on Risk and Monopoly in the works, with completely new games scheduled to release by the end of 2015.
[Source: Ubi Blog]