Hasbro will be announcing the news via press release next week, here is some further information about the partnership:
·Hasbro has partnered with Epic Games to introduce NERF Fortnite blasters and MONOPOLY Fortnite.
·The MONOPOLY Fortnite game, which brings a battle-building twist to the iconic Fast-Dealing Property Trading game, will debut at most major retailers globally Oct. 1, 2018.
·The NERF Fortnite blasters (avail. Spring 2019) 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.
So the big question for me is that some of the phrasing up above doesn’t have me sold entirely on the blasters for Fortnite being darts or Rival. Key points being:
They would have said Rival. Also, Overwatch is already there.
They don’t mention blasting power or any mention of darts either.
“Real world settings” tells me Augmented Reality. A la Laser Ops Pro.
Laser Ops Pro is the new hotness. During the call earlier this summer, they had plans to support Laser Ops Pro through 2019 at LEAST.
Again with the real world settings. It sounds like there’s a lot of programming to do, or it’s already in an app waiting to go. Fortnite has a mobile app already, Nerf has their matching system and network all set to go with Laser Ops Pro. Complete with in-game power ups. Might want to keep an eye on your apps to see if any patches/updates are coming.
“Emulate the onscreen battles” they say. Again between power ups and abilities of an app, maybe putting together a defense house, collecting materials, and getting that potion aren’t so off the mark for gameplay.
The single player light on the blaster is purple. LIKE THE STORM! #illuminati
That’s all I got here for this, we’ll see maybe by Toy Fair or hopefully later this year. Thanks for visiting!
Don’t forget to check Nerf’s Facebook this week, most likely tomorrow. They have a big announcement coming!
Speculation out there says it is most likely the Centurion finally getting the “official announcement” treatment and confirming just what it does.
What else does this mean? Hopefully, should Nerf do another release party, myself and the other blogs such as Adult Fans of Nerf, Basic Nerf, and NerfRevolution (most in attendance last year, with the exception of Basic) might finally get their turn at it!
Keep your fingers crossed, Nation.
Edit: My mistake, Basic Nerf did not make it last year; hopefully he will be able to this year, if it happens.
Just something to think about when you have your nerf games and decide to uber mod your blasters. Remember, it’s Nerf. Competition is fine, but there are other ways to do it without needing an uber blaster.