Thursday, February 9, 2012

Press Release: N-Strike Elite & Lazer Tag

Hasbro also had a little more to say about Lazer Tag.  I've bolded the important part that'll clear up some discrepancies about this system.

From the makers of the popular NERF blasters comes the revolutionary LAZER TAG system, combining the power, precision and excitement of live-action blaster battles with the high-action, strategic, augmented reality gameplay of traditional video games. Leading the new product line is the LAZERTAG 2 BLASTER set available in August for the approximate retail price on $69.99. To experience the LAZER TAG game, players download the free LAZER TAG app to their iPhone or iPod Touch device, connect their device to their LAZER TAG blaster, and find themselves immersed in a world where video games and real life connect. Using either single or multi-player mode, players can engage in a LAZER TAG match featuring either real life worlds or virtual opponents. Each LAZER TAG blaster equipped with a device has a virtual firing range of over 250 feet and contains a 'Heads Up Display', or HUD, which allows players to keep track of their gear and remaining power, while also providing a view of the augmented reality targets and enemies in the area. A virtual leaderboard keeps track of each player's profile and, with every successful mission, players will gain in-game access to upgradeable attacks, missions and gear. Game may be played in single-player mode, or in multi-player mode with up to 24 people. Players can also play LAZER TAG without a device using the blaster's classic multi-player mode. Each blaster requires 6 AA batteries, not included. With LAZER TAG blasters, the stakes are high, the game is real. Don't just play it, live it.
We already knew about "classic modes", but the fact that they say Multi-player up to 24 people leads me to believe that they're using the same hosting Technology as LTTO, which is good news to me!

Urban Taggers got the drop on the confirmation of the N-Strike ELITE gear.
NERF Brand
Official N-Strike ELITE Logo
In 2012, NERF fans will experience a revolutionary new high-performance class of NERF N-STRIKE blasters to collect and carry into battle. Taking the powerful technology featured in the popular N-STRIKE line to the next level, the innovative N-STRIKE ELITE line gives NERF NATION the extreme performance it craves. The standout N-STRIKE ELITE blasters will officially launch on 8.1.12, with the most impressive blaster in the collection hitting shelves on 9.9.12. While fans will have to stay tuned for more details about the N-STRIKE ELITE line, the brand will also be introducing new VORTEX disc blasters, NERF SUPER SOAKER water blasters and more.
I'm really interested to see how that pans out!  Internals are going to be the BIG question for now, while the LOOMING question is about the new blaster in September.  Another 9-9 release.

Keep your eyes peeled for more info as the week progresses.  Also, check out Urban Taggers and, our affiliate, Nerf Mods & Reviews for the latest in Nerf News!


  1. 8-1-12 and 9-9-12 eh? Great! But still,75 feet. That's pretty far. Wonder when some more Vortex will come.

  2. interested in the elite guns but im still looking forward to another disc blaster(as long as it isn't a repaint!)