Start brushing up on Sun Tzu’s Art of War now, because Electronic Arts has just announced that the official game of Risk will be marching onto the App Store this summer.
We don’t have a lot of details yet, but it looks like there will be several game modes, including, of course, the standard rules from the board game. It might be wise to start clearing your schedule now to accommodate the game’s famously long run time.
Single-player pits you against AI opponents that will employ one of four different strategies of attack against you. If you’re feeling social, you can battle it out against up to six other players on a single device using pass-and-play, or up to four other players via a local Bluetooth or Wi-Fi connection.
There will also be a set of achievements you can attain, slick-looking graphics, and stirring music. There’s no word yet on an iPad version, but we had such a good time with the similar game Dominion HD that we wouldn’t be surprised if they port it.
We’ll keep you posted as we hear more about this classic game of world domination.