Samsung Smart TVs can now boast more than just bird flinging in the games department, with EA today dipping its toe in the Samsung App store in the form of two major digital board games: Monopoly and The Game of Life. The games cost $10 a pop, and are controllable with your WiFi-enabled Samsung Galaxy SI, SII, and SIII mobiles -- you'll need to snag "mobile companion apps" for each game to enable controls, which adds some tilt sensor-based waggle (the apps are free). That brings the grand total of notable standalone games on Samsung's Smart TVs to three, but then there's always Gaikai support to tide you over as well, eh? And hey, we hear there's a new Nintendo machine on the way pretty soon, in case you wanna go down the rabbit hole even deeper.
Monday, November 5, 2012
EA LAUNCHES MONOPOLY AND THE GAME OF LIFE APPS FOR SAMSUNG SMART TVs
EA's First Smart TV Titles Also let Users Control the Game Using Samsung GALAXY SI, SII, and S III Phones
EA Mobile today announced that is has brought two of the world's most beloved gaming brands, MONOPOLY and THE GAME OF LIFE, to Samsung Smart TVs in US and Korea as app downloads on Samsung Apps. This is the first time the award-winning game developer and publisher has produced games for Smart TV.
In MONOPOLY, it's "GO" time! Samsung Smart TV owners can enjoy this all-time favorite board game with their family and friends, as they watch the board come to life with animated and interactive features. Buy, sell, and trade MONOPOLY's iconic properties – and own-it-all! THE GAME OF LIFE for Samsung Smart TV lets families experience a new spin on the classic board game with multiple boards, stunning graphics and all-new interactive features! By choosing to live on the edge or play it safe, players can enjoy endless hours of fun and re-create their LIFE each time they play.
To make the Samsung Smart TV gaming experience even better, EA is also launching two new companion apps on the Samsung App store that act as controllers for the MONOPOLY and GAME OF LIFE TV games. By connecting their Samsung SI, SII or SIII phones to their Samsung TV via WiFi network, players can access in-game experiences in the core game, like shaking their phone to roll the dice in MONOPOLY or spin the wheel in THE GAME OF LIFE. These mobile companion apps for both MONOPOLY and THE GAME OF LIFE are currently available for Samsung GALAXY SI, SII and SIII phones, only on Samsung Apps.
The core MONOPOLY and THE GAME OF LIFE apps for Samsung Smart TV are now available on Samsung Apps for $9.99 each. MONOPOLY Controller and THE GAME OF LIFE Controller Apps are free on Samsung Apps.
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*Internet connection required to download and connect phones to TV