UNO & Friends to give classic card game major social overhaul

Gameloft has just announced a new version of UNO for Android that will launch simultaneously alongside iOS, Nintendo 3DS, PS Vita, and Facebook iterations. UNO & Friends will be, as you might expect, all about multiplayer; the new game will allow players from all of the above platforms to play against one another. Though Gameloft is being shy about screenshots right now, I don't suspect the gameplay will differ much from the original Android game (pictured above).

Odds are you've played the original UNO card game at some point, but if not, it's pretty simple - everybody is trying to discard all of the cards from their hand until there are no more to draw from the deck. Cards that are played have to be the same number or the same color as the previous play, though there are lots of action cards that can change the active color, force opponents to draw more cards, and all sorts of other nasty tricks. It's a lot like Crazy Eights. 

Gameloft promises Android and iOS versions to and Facebook to be available "later this year" while the Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Vita versions will come out in spring 2013. 

Any big UNO fans out three? Have any buddies with an iPhone you'd like to trounce?

 
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I like UNO as much as the next guy, but I already own the last UNO game Gameloft made. How many UNO games do they really think I am going to buy? Do I really need more than one?

icebike says:

Did the last one allow you to play against other people or only against some bots?

The paid version of the last one has online multiplayer.

tailsthecat3 says:

I have dozens of different uno decks. I'm an uno master! Can't wait to own noobs online.

The current game on the market already has online multiplayer.

rswilliams says:

I would be happy to take on your challenge. Can't wait for the new version to be released, I'm stuck with a non working version for my Bionic, but when I upgraded to a Galaxy Nexus, it stopped working. But when I get that fixed......... ;)