Playdek, a leading mobile video game publisher, and Wizards of the Coast, a subsidiary of Hasbro, have announced a new partnership. When fully implemented, Playdek will develop and publish a number of Wizards’ most popular role-playing games for the iPhone/iPod touch and iPad including the long-running Dungeons & Dragons.

According to Joel Goodman, CEO of Playdek:

“We are thrilled to work with Wizards of the Coast to bring their great games to digital devices. We’ve always been big fans of Wizard’s games and it is an honor to work with their talented team to re-create this compelling entertainment in a mobile form. New and existing fans will soon be able to enjoy them anywhere and anytime. “

Current iOS games from Playdek include the Ascension and Nightfall series, plus Fluxx, and Penny Arcade The Game: Gamers vs. Evil. The company’s upcoming title is called Agricola.

Games from Wizards of the Coast include Magic: The Gathering, and Kaijudo. Dungeons & Dragons first arrived in 1974. Since 1997, it has been published by Wizards of the Coast.

Look for the first game from Playdek and Wizards of the Coast to arrive in the App Store later this year.