There’s a good chance you’ve spent more hours than you care to remember playing Monopoly, whether that be in old-school board game fashion, or through the wonders of the video gaming world. In fact, you probably thought you knew Monopoly, yeah? Think again as Ubisoft have announced Monopoly Madness.
Reinventing the Monopoly that we know and love, Monopoly Madness will be coming to Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch, Google Stadia and PC through the Ubisoft Store come December 9th 2021 – and when it does it’ll provide an altogether newer, faster, cash-making experience.
In Monopoly Madness, players will compete to buy and upgrade properties in MONOPOLY City, all while good old Mr. Monopoly is away on a well-earned vacation. It’s here where they will face up to five other players in short, frantic rounds, as a real-time race takes place on the chaotic streets of MONOPOLY City, all without the boundaries of the board.
By getting involved, players will need to collect money and other resources around the map in order to buy and upgrade their properties. The more properties players own, the more points they’ll earn, bringing them closer to the finish line in the race to riches!
But it won’t be a straightforward jaunt and along the way, players can also grab power-ups from Community Chests including bulldozers, jackhammers and more, using them against opponents to gain an advantage to win. However, there will be random events that can happen at any time, making the journey to become the wealthiest of them all even more chaotic.
20 new playable characters, all inspired by the classic Monopoly game tokens will be in place, playable on four unique environments with their own unique ambiance and architecture, including the iconic City and its Night Life, Beach Town and Cozy Falls. Each environment comes with several levels and layout, giving a total of 20 different arenas to play.
If you’re a fan of Monopoly then Monopoly Madness may well be able to inject some new much-needed life into the franchise. We’ll be sure to remind you when that December 9th 2021 release on Xbox, PlayStation, PC and Stadia kicks in, but for now we would advise giving the trailer below a watch.
Let us know what you think of it.