EA Brings Hasbro Games to Consoles, PCs

Electronic Arts' Casual Entertainment studio announced today that it is partnering with Hasbro to develop a number of its properties for home consoles and Flash-equipped internet browsers.

The first console titles to be developed as part of the new partnership are Littlest Pet Shop (NDS, PC, Wii) and Nerf N-Strike (NDS, Wii), both in development at EA Salt Lake and currently scheduled for release in the fall of 2008.

EA is also developing a number of Hasbro properties for its web-based casual gaming arcade Pogo.com, including online versions of popular board games Trivial Pursuit, Yahtzee, Operation and Monopoly.

The console titles will be published as part of EA's newly formed Casual Entertainment label. The company claims that the titles developed under the partnership will provide "new ways for families to build relationships through digital entertainment with some of world's greatest brands."