Board Game 'Risk' Revamp Coming to XBLA

Strategy board game Risk is to receive an Xbox Live Arcade revamp courtesy of Magic the Gathering: Duels of the Planeswalkers developer Stainless Games, EA has announced.

Risk: Factions updates the global domination game with online play as well as, EA Play says, "outlandish factions, a unique art style, new gameplay twists and off-beat humor."

Objective-based and world conquest modes will feature, with dynamic terrain, five different factions and unlockable avatar rewards. "Head-to-head... unique, animated combat missions" will also bring exciting-sounding "Overkill" moments based on dice rolls.

"For the past half-century, millions of RISKfans have been consumed with ruling the world... we're now going to bring that masterpiece experience to life and add other amazing layers of XBLA-style gameplay that will take conquests to a new level," said Chip Lange, general manager of EA's Hasbro Division in a press statement.

Risk: Factions is slated for release on Xbox Live Arcade "in early 2010."