struck gold with Fortnite
, the incredibly popular battle royale shooter. Despite being a free-to-download title, Epic Game is raking in barrels of cash through in-game purchases. To keep the influx of cash flowing at a steady rate, Epic Games has teamed up with Hasbro
to offer Fortnite-themed Nerf Blasters and a Monopoly board game.
A Fortnite-themed Monopoly game
feels like a natural extension, given that the goal of Monopoly is to ruin your opponents—usually family and friends—and be the last person standing. Only in Monopoly, we're talking about financial ruin, and over a much longer period of time per game (if playing by standard rules, that is).
Epic Games confirmed the themed Monopoly game after it was previously leaked by Zavvi, a toys and games retailer in the UK. For a short period of time, Zavvi displayed a pre-order page for the board game, with different artwork than the one that Epic Games apparently settled on. The pre-order page is no longer active, though a cached version
The listing states that "Money is Health Points." If you zoom in to the image posted to Twitter, you can see that it says "Collect 2 HP" when passing Go. It also looks like the rules will be different than the standard version of Monopoly. Players will roll two dice, one for movement and one for action. Players can take shots at opponents who are on the same side of the board, dealing 1 damage.
It looks to be an interesting take on a classic board game, meshing unique rules and a modern video game with an iconic brand. While the listing stated it would release on November 26, Epic Games says it will be in stores on October 1.
Epic Games and Hasbro will also be releasing Fortnite Nerf Blasters. A representative from Hasbro told IGN the Nerf 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 onscreen battles Fortnite is known for."
It's not clear when the Fornite Nerf Blasters will be available or how much they will cost.