13th April 2012 - Hampshire, UK/... Deep Silver and doublesix digital have announced today that Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? Special Editions will be available for PC via digital distribution and as a retail version from May 11, 2012. The game series brings all the excitement and atmosphere of the original TV program to the home of the players, but with the added unique feature of special packs, containing hundreds of extra questions from a specific field.
The main Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?: Special Editions game features more than 1.200 questions covering all fields of knowledge, additionally the themed packs contain more than 600 questions each, specialized on topics such as music, films, football,sports, or world-famous TV formats like South Park or Star Trek: The Original Series. The main game and the complementary question packs are also available via Steam, where customers can enjoy a discount of 20 percent from April 11, 2012 to April 18, 2012. Further game packs will follow in the future.
The wide range of games are developed by doublesix digital under license from 2waytraffic International, part of Sony Pictures Television, who own and license 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 First round and then scale a mountain of questions in the quest for that elusive virtual million, making tactful 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 themed question packs for different fields of knowledge, such as the biggest names from movies and TV, sports, music or movies, and many more packs to come.
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 http://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
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.
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.