Today, THQ and Mattel launch APPLES TO APPLES, available for download from XBox LIVE Arcade*! Outwit and anticipate your opponent’s preferences in this hilarious word comparison game that requires strategic thinking. Connect with friends and family this Holiday Season- in the same room or across the world. Share play time in an online game and advocate for your selections via XBox LIVE Chat! Apples to Apples features single-player, local and online modes for up to 6 players.
Apples to Apples™ will delight players and bring families together using PlayStation Network for PlayStation®3 (available 12/20) and Xbox LIVE® Arcade for Xbox 360®, just before expanding onto Facebook and mobile devices. The digital versions of Apples to Apples™ 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 to learn while having fun.
The Xbox LIVE Arcade for Xbox 360 and PlayStation Network for PS®3 the game features 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 can also post game results and boast of their clever comparisons on Facebook to earn additional rewards.
This new downloadable content for the console versions includes 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.
And coming January 2012, Apples to Apples™ fans can enjoy the classic card game experience on Facebook and mobile devices. Players can 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.
Apples to Apples™ is available on Xbox Live Arcade for Xbox 360 (800 Microsoft Points), PlayStation Network for PlayStation 3 ($9.99 USD), Facebook and mobile devices in January.
*Available 12/20 on PlayStation Network and January 2012 for Facebook & mobile