Nerf Legends is a sci-fi-themed first-person arena shooter in which players battle legions of robots throughout 19 single-player stages with the help of Hasbro’s iconic toy blasters. Online multiplayer is also available, including four-versus-four and eight-player free-for-all modes.
Of course, the game is just another way to sell real-life Nerf to youngsters. In-game, there are 15 blasters to pick from in the Mega, Ultra, and Elite lines (including new releases from 2021), each with upgrades and skins. You’ll be able to employ dart power-ups like magnetic push and pull, seeker, and freeze on your opponents to help your team win. Because of the futuristic violence, the game is rated T for Teen, implying that it is not suitable for children of all ages.
Nerf Legends, currently up for pre-order, will be released on October 19th for all major platforms, including the Nintendo Switch, as well as the PC. In 2022, Nerf Ultimate Championship, another arena shooter, will be released on Oculus Quest. Hasbro is serious about the potential of gaming to improve its long-running line of toy blasters, as evidenced by the double whammy of releases.