EA Delivers Hasbro Family Game Night to Your 360

Posted by at 10:18 am on March 18, 2009

The EA Play Label   today launched the Hasbro Family Game Night destination on Xbox LIVE Arcade   where players can access some of the world’s most beloved family-friendly board games. Inspired by Hasbro properties, fans can play digital versions of Scrabble, Connect 4, Battleship, and Yahtzee in a variety of classic and new modes of gameplay. The Scrabble, game is available in the U.S. and Canada only. Boggle, Sorry! and Sorry! Sliders will also be launching on Xbox LIVE Arcade in the coming months.

“We have opened the doors to the ultimate digital game room on Xbox LIVE Arcade for family and friends,” said Chip Lange, General Manager of EA’s Hasbro Division. “You can now sink your opponent’s battleship while sitting next to them on the couch or from hundreds of miles away.  Hasbro Family Game Night is the ideal blend of nostalgic childhood fun with cutting edge gaming technology that delivers an incredibly fun, online casual experience for everyone in the family.”

“Hasbro’s games have always been about getting together to have a good time,” said Mark Blecher, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Digital Media and Gaming at Hasbro. “Bringing these favorite brands to Xbox LIVE Arcade and allowing long-distance family and friends to join in the fun that is unfolding in your living room is incredibly exciting and takes casual gaming to an entirely new level.  Hasbro Family Game has the potential to replace the weekly -˜check-in’ call with a weekly game night.”

The  Hasbro Family Game destination on Xbox LIVE Arcade allows fans to join Mr. Potatop Head, who acts as host, as they play classic and new-fangled versions of the following games:   Scrabble, Connect 4 , Battleship and Yahtzee. In addition to classic gameplay modes, each game offers brand new ways to play, including Advanced Mode and Party Mode, allowing players to play mini-game versions of each title.

The  Hasbro Family Game Night lineup takes full advantage of the special features offered via the Xbox LIVE Arcade community. Players can show off their skills, increase Gamerscores, utilize voice chat and earn Achievements as they compete for a top spot on the Xbox LIVE Arcade leader boards. The games also offer avatar support so players can incorporate their own Xbox persona into any of the games available on the  Hasbro Family Game Night is destination.

Hasbro Family Game Night is games are priced individually at 800 Microsoft Points and purchased directly through Xbox LIVE Arcade. All games are rated “E” for Everyone. For more information visit http://familygamenight.ea.com.

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