PlayStation®2 Brings the Game Show Experience and Kid-Friendly Mini-Game Fun Into Your Living Room With Buzz! ™ the Mega Quiz and Buzz! ™ Junior Jungle Party
New Party Games Deliver Social Gaming Entertainment for the Whole Family This Holiday Season
FOSTER CITY, Calif.
Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. (SCEA) announced today the release of Buzz! ™ The Mega Quiz and Buzz! ™ Junior Jungle Party, available exclusively for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system. Regardless of gameplay ability, Buzz! The Mega Quiz and Buzz! Junior Jungle Party provide a social gaming experience for gamers and non-gamers alike as the games utilize the pick-up and play Buzz! buzzer peripherals instead of a game controller.
Ideal for holiday gatherings with friends and family, Buzz! The Mega Quiz is the ultimate trivia game with over 5000 questions across a variety of topics and genres, including celebrities, music, sports, film, history, science and more. Buzz! The Mega Quiz features a TV style game show experience delivered live in your living room where up to eight players compete in a wide variety of fun, engaging trivia. With 14 wild and wacky contestants to choose from along with customizable options such as unique buzzer sounds and character costumes, players can challenge one another in five different gameplay modes (Multiplayer, Single, Team, Quickfire, Quiz Master).
The Buzz! franchise's kid-friendly Buzz! Junior Jungle Party, will appeal to children, parents and grandparents as it features over 25 humorous and entertaining mini-games for up to four players. Loosely based upon childhood favorites like hot potato and red light green light, Buzz! Junior Jungle Party allows the entire family to get involved in this game of hijinks and humour with an experience enhanced by a unique jungle environment, hilarious characters and solid gameplay that puts their skills to the test. Players looking for an extra fun challenge with friends can choose from their favorite games to develop short, medium, long or custom tournaments. Buzz! The Mega Quiz and Buzz! Junior Jungle Party both require the buzzers to play and will be available as a bundled version that includes the buzzers and as a standalone version offered at a lower price.
"Already an extremely successful franchise in Europe with close to six million units sold, the introduction of the Buzz! franchise to the North American market demonstrates our continued commitment to expanding our social gaming catalogue on PlayStation 2 and broadening our audience by reaching casual gamers, females, and families," said Jeff Reese, director, software marketing, SCEA. "With its unique buzzer controller, accessible content and social engaging gameplay, Buzz! elevates social entertainment and family fun to a whole new level this holiday season."
SCEA will support Buzz! The Mega Quiz and Buzz! Junior Jungle Party with a national television, print and online advertising campaign, full promotional support including in-store demonstrations in Best Buy's Social Gaming Area, dedicated point-of-purchase displays and merchandising support, broad-based public relations support, and an immersive and interactive Buzz! brand Web site at http://www.buzz-games.com/.
Buzz! will be part of an innovative national Buzz! Across America promotional tour featuring the Buzz! crew which are real-life, walking trial kiosks. Running from October 2007 through March 2008, the tour will visit high-traffic areas in 10 major markets across the country including bars, street fairs, movie theatres, college campuses and more. College sororities and fraternities also will be able test out their trivia wits with Buzz! The Mega Quiz at over 45 SCEA-sponsored Greek events across the country.
The independent Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) has rated Buzz! The Mega Quiz and Buzz! Junior Jungle Party "E-10+" for "Everyone 10 and older." For more information about the ESRB visit www.esrb.org.
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