The digital versions of Apples to Apples will feature social gaming connectivity capabilities, allowing family and friends to share or play anytime, anywhere - in the same room or on opposite sides of the world!
"We are thrilled to work with Mattel to bring Apples to Apples to the digital gaming space - it's the perfect fit for social and mobile play. With multiple platforms and innovative connectivity, players will be able to enjoy the game wherever and whenever they want to play," said Martin Good, Executive Vice President of PlayTHQ, the company's division for kids, family and casual games. "We built a truly dynamic digital environment for Apples to Apples and can't wait to deliver it to the fans."
Loved for its zany spontaneity and humorous results, Apples to Apples is the ultimate icebreaker. The family game favorite challenges players to outwit and anticipate the actions of others while taking into consideration personality, preferences and individual senses of humor. Apples to Apples is a word comparison game that requires strategic thinking and allows players tolearn while having fun.
On Xbox LIVE Arcade for Xbox 360and PlayStation Network for PS3 the game will feature single-player, local and online modes for up to six players. Apples to Apples also comes packed with all-new customizable play modes, vibrant backgrounds, and Golden Apple cards, which can be used to change the rules in fun new ways. Participants can choose between 16 animated avatars such as Pirate Apple, Cowboy Apple and Ballerina Apple. Players will also be able to post game results and boast of their clever comparisons on Facebook to earn additional rewards.
Upcoming downloadable content for the console versions will include new Golden Apple cards, party backgrounds, and new playable apples. More than 1,000 additional cards are also bundled into the content packs to keep gameplay fresh and exciting.
Later this winter, Apples to Apples fans will be able to enjoy the classic card game experience on Facebook and mobile devices. Players will be able to simply jump into existing games within the growing Apples to Apples community, or create their own custom experience for their friends and favorite players. Innovative cross-platform play means the experience is as mobile as it is social. Facebook users will be free to challenge their friends using their smartphones, making Apples to Apples a truly connected digital experience. In Facebook and mobile application gameplay, participants will earn Apple Coins, Apple Cash and Apple Achievements, which unlock additional avatars, playing cards and themed backgrounds.