The EA Interactive Label of Electronic Arts is about to make living rooms worldwide feel like a TV game show set with the development of Family Game Night 4: The Game Show for release this fall.
Based on Family Game Night, a popular show produced by Hasbro Studios for The Hub television network, the latest digital collection from EA will include re-imagined versions of five beloved games for the Wii, Xbox 360 videogame and entertainment system, and PlayStation3 computer entertainment system.
With full motion control support including Kinect for Xbox 360 and PlayStation Move integration, Family Game Night 4: The Game Show will have families and friends on their feet and rallying to compete in their living rooms, playing the same fan favorite games as their TV counterparts, says EA.[ Also Read: Sony Recovering after Criminal Cyber Attack ]
The show will have players literally jumping into action with CONNECT 4 Basketball where the first team to shoot four balls in a row of one color wins. They can also scramble to re-arrange virtual word tiles in SCRABBLE Flash – the longer the word, the better the score.
Teams will push hard to achieve a bulls-eye or block their opponents with enormous on-screen game pieces in SORRY! Sliders, while YAHTZEE! Bowling will have families chasing down scoring combinations as they “roll” giant bowling balls and knock down pins.
Players with a sharp ear and fast reflexes will dominate in BOP-IT Boptigon as players are challenged to execute the right movement at the right time at an ever increasing feverish pace, and the MONOPOLY Crazy Cash Machine doles out big prizes to those who come out on top of Family Game Night.
“With a combined four million retail and connected console units of EA’s HASBRO Family Game Nightvideo game franchise sold worldwide, fans have really embraced the series and look forward to fresh and innovative twists with each new version,” said Chip Lange, general manager of EA’s Hasbro Division.
It offers two-player individual or simultaneous gameplay and can be tailored to the style of play the family or individual enjoys most in terms of choosing length of game show time or setting rules. The video game also offers Mii and avatar integration (Wii and Xbox 360 only).
Electronic Arts Inc. (EA), headquartered in Redwood City, California, is a leading global interactive entertainment software company.
Hasbro, Inc. is a branded play company providing children and families around the world with a wide-range of immersive entertainment offerings based on its brand portfolio.
In the picture above: Mr. Potato Head plays host in Family Game Night 4: The Game Show.