Family Game Night 4 commencing this fall

EA bringing motion-controlled take on Hasbro's TV game show to 360, PS3, Wii later this year.

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Hasbro's Family Game Night franchise has been a lucrative one for Electronic Arts, having sold 4 million units since the publisher began bringing the property to gaming consoles in 2008. Today, the publisher announced the latest installment in the franchise, saying Family Game Night 4: The Game Show will arrive for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii this fall.

Mr. Potato Head speaks to couch potatoes everywhere.

Family Game Night 4 is based on Hasbro's TV show for the Hub network, reinterpreting classic board games for the game-show format. To give it that live-action feel, EA has incorporated motion-control functionality into each of the three versions, with the Xbox 360 game making use of the Kinect, the PS3 version offering Move support, and the Wii edition retaining its remote and nunchuk functionality.

Five individual games will be included in Family Game Night 4. Connect 4 Basketball sees gamers competing to sink four like-colored balls in a row, while Scrabble Flash has players rearranging onscreen tiles to form words. Sorry! Sliders and Yahtzee! Bowling both feature supersized versions of their titular board games with special rule sets. Lastly, Bop-It Boptigon offers a timing-based rhythm-game experience.

Up to two gamers can compete in Family Game Night 4 at a time, either individually or in tandem. The Xbox 360 and Wii versions of the game also support avatar and Mii integration, respectively.

Discussion

15 comments
jameston80
jameston80

this is gonna suck, please ea and hasbro, just make the games as they were

DeViLzzz
DeViLzzz

Pass on this for sure. I just want regular board games. I would have bought Family Game Night 3 but I just can't understand why there is Twister on it .... makes no sense !

Elite_Bushido
Elite_Bushido

son of a.... i keep reading Fight Night 4 everytime i look at the news......

mrsniper83
mrsniper83

I liked Family Game Night 3 cause it had Clue and had Life, but I just don't know about this one.There are plenty other board games that I would put in there.

stuffgamer1
stuffgamer1

Family Game Night 1 was actually good, because it concentrated on fun board games and didn't try to do too much stupid stuff. Okay, so it was mainly of interest in America, wherein you get Scrabble included (sorry, overseas folk). But I do sometimes play Connect 4 , Sorry!, and Yahtzee on it as well. Anyway, I never played HFGN2, but the game lineup looked terrible. I got 3 on PS3 for Christmas last year, and it really wasn't very good. If they'd just represented the games the way they really are instead of trying to change the rules, it could've been fun. Instead, they threw in terrible unskippable minigames and killed the experience. Now the sales pitch for 4 sounds even worse than 3, so I'm not even going to try it. The first one being good must've been a fluke.

Megavideogamer
Megavideogamer

I didn't know that EA had done Family game nights 1-3 Apparently EA does family well. So version 4 is here. Good for people who get together as family to play. Fair enough.

AgentRebecca
AgentRebecca

when i was a kid i had a Sorry! computer game where the pawns actually talked and did cool motions, was kinda cool and funny...i miss it but cant find it anywhere...

KaBo0m
KaBo0m

Family Game Night 5 commencing this winter- News at Gamespot

pH347m3
pH347m3

People bought the other three Family Game Nights? What a waste of plastic.

plaintomato
plaintomato

Family game night is the biggest rip off on XBL.

collinmul
collinmul

Well, Battleship should be fun on the Kinect: "I know where you are now! 'Kinect B4.' Take that, you son of a *****." I wonder if Kinect will have your avatar mimic your gloating as you win, and perhaps recognize the hand gestures of your opponent, such as his punches to the your face. "Family Night" indeed.

Coolyfett
Coolyfett

Man this is gonna be totally awesome!!! JUST THE GAME IVE BEEN WAITING MY WHOLE LIFE FOR!!! omg yes!