23 rd November 2011 – Hampshire, UK/… Today, Deep Silver launched the first digital download releases for its exciting quiz format game series Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?: Special Editions onPlayStation®3 and the Xbox 360®video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. Players will be able to bring all the excitement and atmosphere of the original TV programme to their home console, but with the added unique feature of special licensed question packs, each containing hundreds of extra questions from a specific field, such as movies, sports, or music.
As well as the main Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?: Special Editions game, featuring more than 1,200 questions covering all fields of knowledge, the first two special edition packs are also available to download now: S outh Park – Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? Special Edition and W ho Wants To Be A Movie Millionaire?
Further game packs, themed around well known characters, brands and themes will follow in the future. This new game range is developed by doublesix digital under license from 2waytraffic International, part of Sony Pictures Television, which owns and licenses the Who Wants to be a Millionaire? format around the world.
In Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?: Special Editions contestants participate in the fastest finger round and then scale a mountain of questions in the quest for that elusive virtual million, making judicious use of the three classic lifelines – 50:50, Ask The Audience, and Phone-A-Friend. It’s a social experience, too: up to four friends can compete locally to outdo each other, with each person’s score dependent on their speed.
The South Park – Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? Special Edition, developed in collaboration with South Park Digital Studios, is based on the Emmy ® And Peabody ® Award-Winning Series South Park . It offers hundreds of specific questions based on the South Park universe, set in a fully themed Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? studio and featuring an original South Park introduction.
The Millionaire set, audience - including main South Park characters - lifelines and contestants are all themed around the classic animated series. The pack also includes five player avatars, designed especially by South Park, alongside more than 600 questions taken from all 15 seasons of the show. Even the Phone-A-Friend lifeline features characters from the South Park world - but can you really trust Mr Hankey the Christmas Poo to give you the right answer?
Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? originally launched in the UK in 1998 and its popularity quickly spread around the world. Thirteen years on, the format has been sold in 120 countries, producing dozens of millionaires around the globe.
South Park launched on August 13, 1997. The series is syndicated in more than 130 territories and translated into 30-plus languages. Co-creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone are executive producers, along with Anne Garefino, of the Emmy® and Peabody® Award-winning South Park. Frank C. Agnone II is the supervising producer. Eric Stough, Adrien Beard, Bruce Howell and Vernon Chatman are producers. South Park's Web site is www.southparkstudios.com.
The first three Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?: Special Editions releases can now be purchased from the PlayStation®Store (main game £7:99; South Park £4:49; Movie £1:99) and the Xbox LIVE® Marketplace for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft (main game 800; South Park 400 and Movie theme pack 240 Microsoft Points). In addition to this, there’s a free XBLA single player trial version of the main game available, including a set of the first seven questions.
For more information or to request a review copy / run a competition, please contact Stu, Kaydine or Colette At Lunch PR:
T: 020 7886 0790
About Deep Silver
Deep Silver develops and distributes interactive games for all platforms. The Deep Silver label means to captivate all gamers who have a passion for thrilling gameplay in exciting game worlds. Deep Silver works with its partners to achieve a maximum of success while maintaining the highest possible quality, always focusing on what the customer desires. Deep Silver products are designed to equally appeal to pros and beginners, children and adults.
Deep Silver has published more than 100 games since 2003, including the Chernobyl shooter S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky and Prison Break: The Conspiracy, the action adventure based on the popular TV series, plus own brands like the action role-playing game Sacred 2: Fallen Angel, successful adventures such as the Secret Files series and Lost Horizon, the Horse Life series of horse simulations, and the role-playing game Risen. Deep Silver has announced more upcoming highlights such as Dead Island, the worldwide highly anticipated zombie slasher / action RPG and Risen 2, the sequel to the hit RPG. For more information please visit www.deepsilver.com
2waytraffic, a Sony Pictures Entertainment company, is a global leader in the development, distribution and brand management of light entertainment content across multiple platforms, including television, mobile, interactive and consumer products.
The company is an integral part of Sony Pictures’ Television’s (SPT)’s international production business, which has a presence in key territories around the world, including the US, UK, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands, Russia, Brazil and Hong Kong.
As part of the SPT family, 2waytraffic has access to one of the largest and most diverse light entertainment catalogues in the world. This high-quality catalogue includes the classics Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?, Dragons’ Den, Pyramid and The Dating Game, as well as new hits such as Stand Out from the Crowd, The Duellists and Plain Jane.
2waytraffic’s international division is responsible for exploiting the light entertainment catalogue to TV broadcasters and all other platforms, including interactive applications and consumer products.
About doublesix digital publishing
doublesix digital publishing is an award-winning video game publishing and development studio and is part of the Catalis Group. doublesix is the developer behind South Park Lets go Tower Defence Play! released on Microsoft XBLA, the critically-acclaimed shooter Geometry Wars: Galaxies and its big own IP hit, Burn Zombie Burn! which has recently been released on Mac and soon on iOS. DDP is dedicated to producing the highest-quality, original and licensed IP digital-distribution titles across all platforms: XBLA, PSN, PC and iOS and much more.
About South Park Digital Studios
South Park Digital Studios is a joint venture between MTV Networks and Matt Stone and Trey Parker, the creators of the EmmyÒ and PeabodyÒ Award-winning series South Park. South Park Digital Studios is a digital animation and development studio dedicated to creating mobile and digital applications, digital goods and video gaming products, as well as overseeing social networking and digital syndication for South Park. South Park Digital Studios owns and operates the website SouthParkStudios.com and eight international versions of the site. South Park is a registered trademark of Comedy Partners, a wholly-owned division of Viacom Inc.’s (NYSE: VIA and VIA.B) MTV Networks.
Xbox, Xbox 360, and Xbox LIVE are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies.
"”, “PlayStation” and “PS3” are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.