Global play and entertainment company Hasbro has partnered with Epic Games to introduce a range of Fortnite-inspired play experiences, including a line of officially licensed NERF Fortnite blasters, and a Monopoly: Fortnite Edition game, in a deal brokered by IMG.
The NERF Fortnite blasters will immerse fans into the player-versus-player action of the game, letting them play out the Battle Royale in real world settings with blasters and accessories that emulate the amazing onscreen battles Fortnite is known for, and Monopoly Fortnite will bring a battle building twist to the iconic Fast Dealing Property Trading game.
“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, president, 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.”
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 battle continues to build with an epic line up of additional licensed games, role play and NERF Fortnite blasters and accessories debuting in 2019.
“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 offscreen with MONOPOLY.”
Fortnite is the action building game from Epic Games that lets you drop into a massive 100-player PvP Battle Royale or team up with friends in a co-op campaign to Save The World against a horde of monsters. Craft and loot in giant worlds where no two games are ever the same. Fortnite Battle Royale is free and available on PC, Mac, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, iOS, and Android.