EA to Take Monopoly Down to the Streets
Written Thursday, May 06, 2010 By Richard WalkerView author's profile
When we saw the title Monopoly Streets, images of the iconic Monopoly man bashing his financial rivals with an iron immediately popped into our head. Imagine, a scrolling beat 'em up in which you stroll down Park Lane and Mayfair, beating seven bells out anyone who gets in your way! And there would have to be a driving bit where you jump into the car and stuff!
You'd have to avoid jail too, fight your way through the Electric Company and the Waterworks...and...and... Enough of that . Here's the real news. EA has announced that it will publish a celebratory 75th anniversary Monopoly title, Monopoly Streets, offering a dynamic 3D take on the classic board game.
Monopoly Streets, as implied by the name, will take you down to street level where you can become immersed in the game of Monopoly with a fully-3D environment including your Xbox Live Avatar if you like.
Players will also have their own HQ and will be able to establish their own set of 'house rules' using a series of game modifiers and "imaginative twists" to the traditional game of Monopoly. There'll also be online multiplayer, so there'll be no stealing money while the others aren't looking.
Prepare yourself to walk the streets (free of wanton violence) of Monopoly Streets in autumn 2010.