Gameloft and Mattel have decided to team up once again to deliver a new mobile and handheld version of the latter's popular (and now 41-year-old) card game UNO.

For the first time in the UNO franchise's history, gamers will be able to connect and play together on UNO & Friends across iOS, Android, 3DS, Vita, and Facebook wherever they are.

While the core gameplay in UNO & Friends probably won't differ much from previous iterations of the game - the aim being to get rid of all your cards before anyone else - the new cross-platform element will undeniably enhance the UNO experience.

UNO & Friends is set to drop on iOS, Android, and Facebook later this year, with 3DS and Vita versions scheduled to appear in spring 2013.