EA and Hasbro launch official Facebook Scrabble game

Looks like the days ahead for unofficial Facebook Scrabble-like game Scrabulous are numbered - EA has launched its own official app for the social networking site backed by Hasbro.

Hasbro, the US rights holder to Scrabble, signed a deal with EA's casual games label last year to develop multiple games based on its board games an entertainment properties.

Facebook app game Scrabulous has amassed a huge following, although the game itself - which replicates the popular word grid game - reportedly faced a legal challenge from Mattel and Hasbro, the joint rights holders to the game.

EA's version creates an officially approved rival - the game will launch later this month on both Facebook and Electronic Arts' casual games portal

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