Ubisoft will develop and publish current and next-generation console games based on some of Hasbro’s most popular gaming brands, including Monopoly, Scrabble (in the U.S. and Canada only), Trivial Pursuit, Risk, Battleship, and Cranium.
USAopoly, under license by Hasbro, Inc. will debut Monopoly: The Walking Dead Survival Edition and Risk: The Walking Dead Survival Edition. Each game is based off Robert Kirkman’s comic book series and graphic novels. The games relate to the comic in detail as seen through game tokens, playing cards, the playing board itself, and other details.
Available exclusively from Skybound, Kirkman’s imprint at Image Comics, and Diamond Comic Distributor, both games will be released in late September.
Hasbro and Electronic Arts Inc. (EA) have signed a new agreement under which EA will develop several of Hasbro’s gaming brands for mobile platforms globally. Under the new four-year agreement, EA will continue to develop mobile games for Hasbro’s Monopoly, Scrabble, The Game Of Life, Battleship, Boggle, Clue, Risk, and Yahtzee.
EA’s Pogo.com gaming community will also continue to be a central hub online for digital versions of Hasbro games.
Tonka, the Hasbro brand that for 65 years has been best known for its line of toy trucks for children, will soon grace the big screen in a fully-animated motion picture to be produced by Sony Pictures Animation, Hasbro, and Happy Madison Productions.
The film will also be produced and developed by Goldner and Hasbro’s senior vice president and managing director of motion pictures, Bennett Schneir, and will be written by Fred Wolf.
The new Tonka project is in addition to several others in the works between Sony Pictures and Hasbro. Sony Pictures is developing motion pictures based on Hasbro’s Risk and Candy Land brands. Candy Land is also a Happy Madison project.
Tonka has been the bestselling toy truck globally since 1947.
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Habsro, Inc., plans to release more than a dozen video games based on its brands throughout the world during the second half of the year. Electronic Arts (EA) and Activision are producing the video games, which will appear on multiple devices including game consoles and mobile devices.
EA is producing versions of Monopoly as well as a five-pack Nintendo DS game called Hasbro Family Game Night 3. RISK: Factions is set for release on Xbox Live! with iPhone and iPad versions of RISK in development. Activision is spearheading development of TRANSFORMERS: War for Cybertron, which is expected to be released this summer.
Information about both game companies can be found at this year’s Electronics Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles, held June 15-17.
Sony Pictures Entertainment has acquired movie rights to the board game Risk from Hasbro. Brian Goldner, Hasbro’s CEO, and executive Bennett Schneir will produce the action/military film with Overbrook Entertainment. According to Variety, the deal with Sony Pictures allows Hasbro to produce two large-scale films.