There's a new 'Lion King' Monopoly on the way

There's a new 'Lion King' Monopoly on the way

Hold onto your manes, folks, because there's a brand new themed Monopoly coming out - and it's inspired by the Lion King!

As most of you are probably already aware, 2019 marks the year that Disney will be releasing their new, "live-action" remake of the classic animated movie; but it's also the 25th anniversary of the original.

Check out the trailer for the 2019 Lion King reboot here:

So, in order to celebrate this milestone, Hasbro are releasing a special edition of everyone's favourite board game. And it looks epic.

lion king monopoly Credit: Hasbro

"We know fans love pop culture integrations with their favorite games and with the 25th anniversary of the original motion picture and the release of the live-action film in July, fans will be clamoring for ways to celebrate the classic movie," senior director of global brand strategy and marketing at Hasbro, Jen Boswinkel, told INSIDER.

Unlike the original version of the game, the Lion King remake doesn't give you the opportunity to buy properties or utilities. Instead, you'll be investing your hard-earned Savanna currency on iconic moments or key locations from the 1994 film, starting off with the 'Sunrise' from the beginning of the movie, all the way around to 'The Circle of Life'. The 'chance' and 'community chest' cards have also been swapped out for 'destiny' cards - just to add another little twist on the original.

You'll get to choose between six characters to play as: Mufasa, Scar, Simba, Nala, Timon, and Pumbaa (and we'd recommend you watch that anyone who chooses Simba's evil uncle isn't sneakily pinching money from the bank).

lion king monopoly Credit: Hasbro

And, to stay on theme, hotels and houses have been switched out for plastic beetles and grubs (delicious!) and the railway stations have been replaced by four animal herds: Rhino, Elephant, Antelope, and Wildebeest.

What's more, Hasbro has confirmed that all of the artwork on the cards and the board is conceptual and developmental art straight from the Disney Animation Library - so true Disney fans need this as an essential piece of memorabilia.

Of course, the best way to play this would be to have the film playing in the background. Or, if you want to wait a bit, you could enjoy the experience with the new version of the flick.

Pride Rock, here we come!