Hasbro to launch Fortnite Monopoly and Nerf blasters this autumn

Hasbro is stepping up its partnership with the hit video game franchise Fortnite, revealing that a new themed Monopoly game and officially licensed Nerf Fortnite blasters are on the way.

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 emulating those seen on screen.

Meanwhile, Monopoly Fortnite will bring a battle building twist to the popular and iconic game.

The Monopoly set is scheduled to hit retailers across the UK and US this autumn, with additional markets to follow 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, 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 strategising of playing Monopoly Fortnite with friends.”

Epic Games co-founder, Mark Rein, added: “Hasbro is well-known for bringing iconic brands to life, and we’re honoured to collaborate on an awesome lineup that delivers on the fun of Fortnite.

“Nerf blasters are truly the best way to reenact Fortite 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.” 

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