Follow Us: Facebook Twitter YouTube RSS Feed

Nerf “N-Strike” for Wii has been Released

The Casual Entertainment Label of Electronic Arts, Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) today announced the release of NERF “N-Strike”TM for the WiiTM. The game, inspired by the globally popular franchise from Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE: HAS), features non-stop NERF-style pandemonium where players are faced with a series of challenging missions that put blasting strategies and skills to the ultimate test. NERF “N-Strike” also ships with a custom NERF SWITCH SHOT EX-3 blaster, the first ever 2-in-1 video game and toy peripheral bundle to hit the market.

“EA and Hasbro are breaking new ground in the consumer space with the launch of NERF ‘N-Strike’,” said Chip Lange, General Manager and Vice President of EA Casual Entertainment. “NERF ‘N-Strike’ is the ultimate blend of each company’s leadership and expertise in their respective industries - video games and toys - and has allowed us to deliver the first ‘mom approved’ kid-friendly blaster game for the Wii bundled with an official NERF blaster ratcheting up the mayhem on both the digital and asphalt playground.”

Nerf Switch Shot EX-3

The bundled NERF SWITCH SHOT EX-3 blaster, which offers two ways to play, can be used in-game by snapping the Wii remote into the chamber or swapping in the dart cartridge to transform the blaster for classic NERF indoor and outdoor play.

“NERF ‘N-Strike’ truly showcases the power of the Hasbro-EA relationship in terms of innovation and integration,” said Mark Blecher, General Manager of Digital Media and Gaming at Hasbro. “We’re delivering a toy and video game industry first by bundling NERF ‘N-Strike’ with a custom NERF blaster that can be used for both traditional and digital play - a big win for consumers in terms of fun and value. EA has done a tremendous job of re-imagining the ultimate NERF battleground on the Wii platform delivering over-the-top action heightened by the in-game use of the NERF blaster.”

NERF “N-Strike”, which targets boys 10 and older, features more than 25 unlockable in-game blasters including digital replicas of popular real world NERF toy line blasters such as the Longshot CS-6 and Vulcan EBF-25 as well as never-before-seen fantasy blasters like the Crusher and Semper Fire created exclusively for the video game. As players enter the top-secret NERF training facility and begin to engage in the high-octane action, they quickly discover the importance of choosing the best blaster for the job as they pull down big victories or fall short and get taunted by in-game characters who have already achieved top blaster status.

NERF “N-Strike” gameplay progresses through various chambers, each featuring a series of missions and characters that must be overcome before moving to the next level. Example missions include “Dawn of Machines” which puts players behind the NERF blaster long-range scope and “Onslaught” which overloads the screen with moving targets that must be cleared as quickly as possible. NERF “N-Strike” offers multiplayer capabilities for up to four players to battle and determine who has what it takes to become the top Elite Striker.

NERF “N-Strike” for the Wii comes bundled with the NERF SWITCH SHOT EX-3 blaster and has a MSRP of $59.99. For expanded multiplayer fun, additional SWITCH SHOT EX-3 blasters are available in retail toy aisles and can be purchased separately for $14.99. Both the video game and blaster are available now at stores nationwide and will ship internationally in 2009. NERF “N-Strike” is rated “Everyone 10+” by the ESRB. For more information, visit nerf.ea.com.

Comments [1]

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Related Information

Posted by: cnc137
Date: October 31, 2008

Categories: Wii News, Wii, News

Share This

Follow any comments about this through the RSS 2.0 feed.

Latest Forums Topics

Hottest Forums Topics

    Recent Comments

    Poll

    Which next generation game system(s) are you going to buy?

    View Results

    Loading ... Loading ...