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Hasbro Ties Up with Epic Games


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Hasbro has partnered with Epic Games to introduce a range of Fortnite-inspired play experiences, including a Monopoly: Fortnite Edition game.

The Monopoly: Fortnite Edition game will debut at most major retailers in the U.S. and the U.K. this fall, with additional markets to follow in 2019. The agreement also includes a line of officially licensed NERF Fortnite blasters.

The NERF Fortnite blasters will allow fans to play out the Battle Royale in real-world settings with blasters and accessories that emulate the on-screen battles Fortnite is known for. Monopoly Fortnite will bring a battle-building twist to the iconic game. Additional licensed games, role play and NERF Fortnite blasters and accessories will debut in 2019.

“Fortnite has quickly become a cultural phenomenon with legions of players worldwide, many of whom are already searching for NERF blasters to host their own Fortnite battles,” said Jonathan Berkowitz, the president of Hasbro Brands. “Through our collaboration with Epic Games, fans will now have the ability to experience the Battle Royale in all-new ways, whether it’s the active and adventurous fun of a NERF Fortnite blaster battle or the exciting strategizing of playing Monopoly Fortnite with friends.”

“Hasbro is well-known for bringing iconic brands to life, and we’re honored to collaborate on an awesome lineup that delivers on the fun of Fornite,” said Epic Games’ co-founder, Mark Rein. “NERF blasters are truly the best way to reenact Fortnite battles outside of the game, and we can’t wait to see our fans create Fortnite stories all of their own with the iconic accessories seen in the game, or by bringing the battle off-screen with Monopoly.”






About Sara Alessi

Sara Alessi is the associate editor of World Screen. She can be reached at salessi@worldscreen.com.

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