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2nd May 2012 - Hampshire, UK/... Deep Silver, doublesix digital and CBS Consumer Products have today released the Star Trek: The Original Series -Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? Special Edition Bundle for PlayStation®3. The licensed question pack features the look and feel of the popular science fiction series and can be purchased together with the main game, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? Special Editions at a price of £10.99.

With 600 questions based on the classic Star Trek universe, Star Trek: The Original Series - Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? Special Edition is now available to fans on the PlayStation®Store and Xbox LIVE® Marketplace for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft throughout Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Chile and Columbia.

Based on the world-famous television franchise, Star Trek: The Original Series - Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? Special Edition has been produced in cooperation with 2waytraffic, part of Sony Pictures Television, which owns and licenses the Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? format. In Star Trek: The Original Series -Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? Special Edition, the studio is set aboard a Constitution-class starship bridge; the host, audience, lifelines and contestants are all themed around the original Star Trek series. Players can choose from four avatars: Lt. Uhura, a Vulcan officer, a Starfleet Science Officer and an Orion slave girl. The Phone-A-Friend lifeline also features eight characters from this iconic science-fiction universe.

Based on the world’s most successful TV gameshow, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? Special Editions retains all the excitement and atmosphere of the original program.

Contestants participate in the Fastest Finger First 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.

But the standout feature of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? Special Editions is the introduction of special licensed question packs featuring the biggest names from movies and TV, themed question packs for different fields of knowledge such as Sports, Music or Movies, and many more packs to come.

Star Trek is an American science-fiction television series created by Gene Roddenberry. The original Star Trek series focuses on the 23rd century adventures of Captain James T. Kirk and the U.S.S. Enterprise TM, a powerful interstellar spacecraft dispatched by Earth-based Starfleet Command to explore the Galaxy. Kirk’s five-year mission - and his mandate from Starfleet - is to seek out new life and new civilizations, and to boldly go where no man has gone before TM. The series originally aired from September 1966 through June 1969.

Main features:

Licensed Question Pack: Over 600 questions based around Star Trek: The Original Series

Theme-specific look of studio, audience, contestants and host

-  Up to four friends can compete in the local multiplayer mode

Three classic lifelines: 50:50, Ask The Audience, and Phone-A-Friend

Online leaderboards: Only the smartest players will make the top of the list

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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 200 games since 2003, including own brands like Dead Island, the critically acclaimed zombie action game with RPG elements, the action role-playing game Sacred 2: Fallen Angel, successful adventures such as the Secret Files series and Lost Horizon, the role-playing game Risen and well-known licenses like 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. Deep Silver has announced more upcoming highlights such as Risen 2, the sequel to the hit RPG, and Sacred 3. For more information please visit www.deepsilver.com.

Koch Media is a leading producer and distributor of digital entertainment products (software, games and films). The company's own publishing activities, marketing and distribution extend throughout Europe and the USA. The Koch Media group has more than 15 years of experience in the digital media distribution business, and has risen to become the number one distributor in Europe. It has also formed strategic alliances with numerous games and software publishers:Capcom, Codemasters, Kaspersky Labs, Paradox Entertainment, Square Enix, Tecmo-Koei, and System 3 etc. in various European countries. With Headquarters in Planegg near Munich/Germany, Koch Media owns branches in Germany, England, France, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, the Nordic regions, Benelux and the USA. www.kochmedia.com

About 2waytraffic

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.

Aboutdoublesixdigital 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 CBS Consumer Products

CBS Consumer Products manages worldwide licensing and merchandising for a diverse slate of television brands and series from CBS, CBS Television Studios and CBS Television Distribution, as well as from the company's extensive library of titles, Showtime and CBS Films. Additionally, the group oversees online sales of programming merchandise. For more information, visit http://www.cbsconsumerproducts.com/.

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