The Monopoly brand from Hasbro and Nintendo has announced the launch of the Monopoly Gamer Edition game that introduces beloved Nintendo characters and new twists to the Monopoly game.
The Monopoly Gamer Edition game will feel familiar yet fresh to both Monopoly and Nintendo fans, as players race around the board to complete levels (buy property), collect coins (money)"either from the bank or by using special powers to take them from other players"and battle legendary bosses to rack up points and win the game. Players can choose from fan-favourite Super Mario character tokens, such as Mario, Donkey Kong, Princess Peach and Yoshi.
For the first time in Monopoly history, each character token will have its own unique Power-up ability, introducing another layer of strategy for new and old players alike. For example, landing on the Super Star board space will activate Princess Peach's Super Star ability to collect rent from the bank. Players can also activate a special Power-up boost by rolling the Power-up die.
'The Monopoly Gamer Edition game combines the world of Nintendo with the physical, face-to-face world of the Monopoly game," said Jonathan Berkowitz, senior vice president of global marketing for Hasbro Gaming. 'By giving Monopoly tokens unique abilities and adding game-play elements such as the Power-up die, we are offering fans an exciting new way to engage with two of their favorite gaming brands."
'The Monopoly brand has been a staple in the gaming aisle for more than 80 years, and we're excited to give Mario, Yoshi and other characters the chance to -Pass GO' and bring their powers to life in Monopoly Gamer Edition game," said Tom Prata, Nintendo of America's Senior Vice President of Strategic Initiatives. 'This collaboration is the latest example of Nintendo's efforts to give fans a variety of fun and surprising ways to interact with their favorite Super Mario characters."
The standard Monopoly Game Edition game can be purchased at major retailers for RRP $44.99, and is for ages 8 and up. Fans can take their Monopoly Game experience to the next level with the purchase of Monopoly Game Power Packs (each sold separately), which include one of several Super Mario character tokens like Luigi, Boo, Rosalina, Wario, Diddy Kong and more. The Power Packs RRP for $5.99 each.
The Monopoly Game Collector's Edition game is available exclusively through EB Games (RRP $64.99), featuring premium packaging and a bonus Bowser token, available exclusively in this edition of the game. The Monopoly Game Collector's Edition game will also be available at additional online retailers later this year.
Monopoly is the world's favourite family game brand and is enjoyed by more than 1 billion players in 114 countries across the globe. Fans can engage with the MONOPOLY brand across many platforms and formats including live events, fashion licensing, digital gaming, casino gambling, and more. Stay updated on the latest Monopoly brand news at Monopoly.com, Facebook.com/Monopoly, @HasbroNews on Twitter, and @Hasbro on Instagram. For more information on Monopoly Gamer, visit HasbroGaming.com.