Who Wants To Be A Millionaire 3rd Edition Challenges Players to Make Their Final Answer on the PlayStation® Game Console
Popular Television Game Show Offers PlayStation Gamers Interactive Family Fun
FOSTER CITY, Calif.
Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. announced today the release of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire 3rd Edition for the PS one™ and the PlayStation® game console. Following the success of the 2nd edition which released last year on PlayStation, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire 3rd Edition incorporates all the drama and immersive fun of the TV game show, with all new mind-bending questions and those famous Lifelines -- Phone-A-Friend, Ask the Audience and 50/50 -- hosted by Regis Philbin for the chance to win one virtual million dollars.
Who Wants To Be A Millionaire 3rd Edition utilizes audio and video of Regis Philbin, including instructions on how to play the game; questions; right/wrong answers; phone-in banter; and of course, " ... is that your FINAL answer?" Through a winning combination of clever writing, design and high production values, Regis Philbin comes alive to host the game right in players' homes.
"We are thrilled to bring the third edition of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire to the PlayStation game console," said Ami Blaire, director, product marketing, Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. "With the continued popularity of the television game show and Regis Philbin as the host, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire 3rd Edition is sure to continue as a favorite among PlayStation gamers."
Who Wants To Be A Millionaire 3rd Edition captures the spirit of the game show, beginning with the two-player Fastest Finger round. Four items are displayed out of sequence on the screen, and the first contestant to put these items in the right order in the shortest time advances to the Hot Seat. Just like the television program, participants must answer 15 progressively challenging questions correctly.
Also as on TV, players can rely on three different Lifelines for assistance: Ask the Audience, Phone-A-Friend and 50/50. Instead of polling a live studio audience for Ask the Audience, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire 3rd Edition uses an Internet poll conducted prior to the release of the game. When Phone-A-Friend is selected, the game "calls" one of Regis' virtual friends. Sometimes the answers they give will be correct, sometimes incorrect. Players must use clues in the answers to figure out whether to rely on the advice or disregard it. The third Lifeline is 50/50, which narrows down the correct answers to two choices.
Unlike the television version, should players lose the game, they can always try again from the beginning. With hundreds of questions available, the game provides hours of nail-biting fun. The TV-like timing, tense music and perfect dose of unique banter from Regis build non-stop excitement for the chance to become a virtual millionaire.
This third edition title is based on the original Who Wants To Be A Millionaire CD-ROM, which launched in November 1999 and became the fastest-selling PC game of all time.
The independent Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) rates Who Wants To Be A Millionaire 3rd Edition "E" for "Everyone." For more information about the ESRB visit http://www.esrb.org/.
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