Microsoft will be launching a brand new word game based on Scrabble called "Snap Attack" for Windows and Windows Phone on Tuesday.
It was recently reported that Microsoft had registered the "Snap Attack" trademark with the US Patent and Trademark Office along with many other names probably being considered for unreleased games. Now, Seattle Times has managed to reveal the details about Snap Attack which was previously believed to be launched at E3 2014.
Snap Attack is a game similar to Scrabble, developed by the makers of the popular word game Wordament. Wordament, which became the first Xbox Live enabled game available on Android and iOS, boasts a total of 1 million active players and Microsoft is expecting to emulate similar success with Snap Attack.
According to the Seattle Times, Snap Attack is a sequel to Wordament and will feature similar time-based gameplay with increased complexity. As opposed to the Boggle-like word discovery in Wordament, users will have seven letters which they can use over and over to make words in 150 seconds. The Snap Attack board will include few words by default which the users can build upon.
The free game will be launching for Windows Phone 8, 8.1 and Windows 8.1 on Tuesday while Android and iOS versions are set to be launched over the summer.
Source: Seattle Times | Image via Wikipedia