Prepare to amass troops in Indonesia, Central America and, of course, the Middle East: Risk is on its way to consoles.
Ubisoft today announced that it is bringing the global military strategy sim, first launched as a board game in the U.S. back in 1959, to Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3. It will be released in September via a Hasbro Game Channel that will also include Monopoly and Trivial Pursuit. A spokesperson for Ubisoft told Polygon that the Hasbro Game Channel will be free to download, but that prices for individual games have yet to be decided.
Exactly one year ago, Ubisoft announced a deal with toy and game manufacturer Hasbro to bring a selection of board games to consoles. Electronic Arts previously owned rights to Hasbro console games and continues to release the likes of Monopoly on mobile platforms.
In Risk, players place armies on various territories around the world, and seek to conquer neighboring countries using dice rolls. The console version of the game will allow would-be Napoleons to take on opponents locally or online. Graphics for the game are based on modern weapons.
"We're bringing Hasbro's classic games to the digital age, capturing all the excitement and fun of these timeless games," said Ubisoft's Chris Early. "The new console experiences will offer a brand new channel with both familiar and new gameplay modes, various missions, achievements and rewards for endless fun with friends and family."