- Hasbro has licensed “Fortnite” for a special version of “Monopoly” and a line of Nerf toys based on the video game.
- “Monopoly: Fortnite Edition” has hit stores in time for the holiday season. Retailers are selling the board game for $19.99.
- The Nerf toys will be released in 2019, and Hasbro has hinted at more games coming in the future.
- “Fortnite” currently has more than 70 million players worldwide, making the move to licensed toys an easy business decision.
Toymaker Hasbro has released a version of “Monopoly” based on “Fortnite,” the world’s most popular video game.
Born from a licensing agreement with “Fortnite” developer Epic Games, “Monopoly: Fortnite Edition” has arrived in stores in the U.S. and U.K. in time for the holiday season. Retailers like Target and Barnes & Noble are currently selling the game for $19.99.
“Monopoly: Fortnite Edition” will be able to draw upon dozens of notable locations from the “Fortnite” map. Areas in “Fortnite: Battle Royale,” like Paradise Palms and Loot Lake, will be used in place of the usual avenues in standard “Monopoly.”
Hasbro has also licensed “Fortnite”-themed Nerf blasters – which could be inspired by a number of weapons featured in the video game – that will launch in 2019. Hasbro hinted at some “Fortnite”-themed role-playing games launching sometime in the future, but there are currently no other details.
Developed by Epic Games, “Fortnite” is a survival action game with two main game modes: Battle Royale- which pits 100 players against each other – and Save The World, which lets players team up with friends to battle monsters.
With more than 70 million players worldwide, “Fortnite” has captured a young audience that is the envy of toymakers everywhere. The game has already inspired everything from dance classes to summer camps, making the move to licensed toys an easy business decision.
“Fortnite: Battle Royale” is free to play an available on nearly every gaming platform, including PC, Mac, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, iOS, and Android.
Source: Business Insider
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