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  THE GAME OF LIFE 2 on Nintendo Switch brings the world-famous board game to screens big and small!
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03/15/2021
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press.]
15 MARCH 2021 - THE GAME OF LIFE 2, the best-selling digital board game by Marmalade Game Studio, is launching on Nintendo Switch. The game is available to preorder on Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch from today!

THE GAME OF LIFE 2 offers a contemporary spin on the original's winning life simulation formula. With more choices and more freedom, the game works seamlessly across a handful of beautiful, fully animated, 3D boards!

This sequel to the famous board game was released in 2020 on mobile devices and PC (via Steam). Since then THE GAME OF LIFE 2 has received two TIGA Game Industry Award nominations, in the Social Game and Heritage in Games categories, along with praise from both critics and fans. By releasing on Nintendo Switch, Marmalade is bringing this iconic life simulation game to Nintendo for the first time in over 13 years!

THE GAME OF LIFE 2 is a contemporary sequel to the classic THE GAME OF LIFE game, released on mobile devices and PC in 2015. With carefully updated gameplay, Marmalade Game Studio has made the journey much more relatable to our modern times.

For the first time players can win the game by earning more than just money. All choices matter here when they can earn points for Knowledge, Happiness or Wealth. Important crossroad moments also appear throughout the game. Players have more than one opportunity to get married, go for that degree, adopt a pet or achieve different goals entirely, the choice is theirs!

With plenty of decisions to make, players can build their own unique life. Whether it's becoming a Video Blogger sensation with an army of cats, or a Robotics Engineer with three kids and two degrees, all choices count in THE GAME OF LIFE 2.

What’s more, when players buy the game on Nintendo Switch they’ll be able to venture through two magical worlds. As well as the classic Eco City board, players can choose to live life in the Fairytale Kingdom and Haunted Hills!

Mike Willis CEO of Marmalade Game Studio, said: “Releasing a game on a new platform is always exciting, and it’s even more exciting when the game in question has enjoyed such praise on mobile and PC. The multiplayer options in THE GAME OF LIFE 2 work cross-platform, so we know people on mobile will be challenging their friends on Nintendo Switch. It’s what our games are all about; bringing people
together. We chose to make this sequel more reflective of modern times and that’s certainly resonated with fans. We can’t wait to see what the Nintendo Switch audience makes of it.”


Marmalade Game Studio prides itself on connecting players, whether they're in the same room or hundreds of miles apart. With online and offline options, THE GAME OF LIFE 2 is a safe and easy multiplayer experience, even cross-platform. Players can play together via iOS, Android, PC and now Nintendo Switch!

THE GAME OF LIFE 2 is the latest in Marmalade Game Studio's roster of high quality adaptations of beloved Hasbro board games for Nintendo Switch, including: CLUE/CLUEDO and BATTLESHIP.

Hasbro’s Richard Cleveland, Vice President of Digital Gaming said: "THE GAME OF LIFE 2 has been an amazing success. Fans of the original love it and it’s finding a whole new audience, which is very exciting. The Switch is a versatile console that allows us to create innovative ways for fans to play with our games. I can’t wait for players to see THE GAME OF LIFE 2 played on both portable and big screens."

THE GAME OF LIFE 2 is available to pre-order now on Nintendo eShop, priced $29.99 / €29.99 / £29.99.
For a limited time, all pre-orders via the Nintendo eShop will include 10% discount and come with an exclusive free Gamer player outfit.

For more information, please contact Paul Watson at [email protected].

About THE GAME OF LIFE 2

THE GAME OF LIFE 2 is here on Nintendo Switch! This digital board game is an official, contemporary sequel to the classic THE GAME OF LIFE game. It offers more choices and more freedom every stage of the game on a fully animated and immersive 3D board. You’ve got thousands of meaningful ways to live your life before reaching the finish line.

Features
 
  • A CONTEMPORARY SEQUEL TO HASBRO’S CLASSIC BOARD GAME - THE GAME OF LIFE 2 drives the original from yesterday to today, with:
    • Customisable pegs
    • A selection of vehicles
    • An eco-city board 
    • Second chances with the option to change job, go back to school and get married later
    • New careers, including Video Blogger, Game Designer, Athlete and Dog Groomer
    • More relationship options  
    • Pet adoption
    • New ways to win, including points for knowledge and happiness, as well as wealth
    • The chance to continue playing past retirement
  • OPEN ONLINE MULTIPLAYER - Distance doesn’t interrupt play when you connect with up to 4 players around the world 
  • PRIVATE ONLINE MULTIPLAYER - Invite up to 4 friends and/or family members to a private multiplayer game
  • CROSS-PLATFORM MULTIPLAYER - Play on Switch, against friends on their phones or on PC!
  • SINGLE PLAYER -  There’s no such thing as playing alone when you take on our challenging AI
  • EXTRA MAPS - play on three additional boards, ‘Fairytale Kingdom’, ‘Haunted Hills’, and 'Frozen Lands'.

 

About Marmalade Game Studio

London-based Marmalade Game Studio is one of the most successful publishers in the digital board games market. Notable successes include MONOPOLY and CLUE/CLUEDO, both highly polished and innovative games that constantly top the charts on the app stores. For more information about Marmalade Game Studio, please visit the website: https://marmaladegamestudio.com/, and follow us on Twitter (@MarmaladeGames), Facebook (@MarmaladeGameStudio), and Instagram (@MarmaladeGames)

About Hasbro
 

Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS) is a global play and entertainment company committed to Creating the World's Best Play and Entertainment Experiences. From toys, games and consumer products to television, movies, digital gaming, live action, music, and virtual reality experiences, Hasbro connects to global audiences by bringing to life great innovations, stories and brands across established and inventive platforms.  Hasbro’s iconic brands include NERF, MAGIC: THE GATHERING, MY LITTLE PONY, TRANSFORMERS, PLAY-DOH, MONOPOLY, BABY ALIVE, POWER RANGERS, PEPPA PIG and PJ MASKS, as well as premier partner brands. Through its global entertainment studio eOne, Hasbro is building its brands globally through great storytelling and content on all screens. Hasbro is committed to making the world a better place for children and their families through corporate social responsibility and philanthropy. Hasbro ranked No. 13 on the 2019 100 Best Corporate Citizens list by CR Magazine and has been named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® by Ethisphere Institute for the past nine years. We routinely share important business and brand updates on our Investor Relations website, Newsroom and social channels (@Hasbro on Twitter and Instagram.)