EA Brings 'Scrabble' and Other Hasbro Favorites

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Posted January 6, 2009 - By kijibe

With the success of Scrabble (since its launch last summer, 2.5-million players are scrabbling for words with this game, taking it to the number-one spot on Pogo.com), Electronic Arts will take it one step further and offer the board game to handheld platforms Nintendo DS and PlayStation Portable in March 2009.

In addition, EA plans to wax nostalgic into Xbox LIVE Arcade under the banner Hasbro Family Game Night with additional games like Boggle, Battleship, Yahtzee!, Connect Four, Sorry! and Sorry!Sliders.

It's a homespun concept EA wants to conjure up within gamers, as it plays to a time past when just about every family and household had game closets in their home, as well as a "game night". Players can create their own digital game closet with family digital board games.

The new Scrabble on Nintendo DS and PSP will have three modes of play: classic, speed and Scrabbleslam. The first two are pretty self-explanatory, but Scrabbleslam's objective is to throw down all SLAM cards by creating four-letter words (I know, the possible jokes here are too obvious).

All the listed games for the Xbox Live will contain the originals, as well as new ways to play, with a party mode -- a multiple mini-game version. There's customization that allows players to earn virtual trophies and chotchkies to adorn their virtual game rooms.

What Hasbro game(s) would you like to see make a comeback?


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