Whether buying a vowel or solving the Daily Double, the fun is interactive as THQ Inc. today announced that Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! are now available for the Wii system and Nintendo DS family of hand-held systems. Fans of all ages can now experience the challenge, competition and fun of the nation’s top-rated game shows in the comfort of their own living rooms. Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! are rated E for everyone and have a suggested retail price of $29.99 for both the Wii and DS versions.
Each game delivers the authentic game show experiences that made each show an icon of American television. The stakes are high in Wheel of Fortune as up to three players spin the wheel, select letters and solve more than eight thousand word puzzles with Pat Sajak and Vanna White. The Jeopardy! video game recreates the show’s famous set and challenges players’ intellect with three players competing in Jeopardy!, Double Jeopardy! and Final Jeopardy! Alex Trebek and Clue Crew member Kelly Miyahara are also on hand to test players’ knowledge. The DS versions of both Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! utilize the platform’s handwriting recognition ability to allow players to write answers and solve the puzzles, just like on the actual shows!
Martin Good, Executive Vice President of THQ’s Kids, Family, Casual Games and Online Global Services division states: “Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! are two of the most iconic game shows ever and THQ is excited to offer fans the most advanced video game versions of these perennial favorites this holiday season.”
“THQ has recreated the classic game play and feel of both Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! and with the integration of the latest console technology, has created the most interactive experience to date for both titles. I’m confident these new versions will delight game show fans of any age,” added Mark Caplan, Vice President Licensing, Sony Pictures Consumer Products, Inc.
About the Wheel of Fortune Video Game
Wheel of Fortune brings the fun and excitement of TV’s No. 1 syndicated game show to life in this re-creation video game for Wii and Nintendo DS. Voiced by show hosts Pat Sajak and Vanna White, the game will follow the format of the show by putting up to three players at the wheel to solve thousands of word puzzles to win virtual cash prizes. With the show hosts’ avatars cheering contestants on, players can insert their own favorite Mii character to represent them within the game. Contestants can play commercial break mini-games for an enhanced gameplay experience. As players work their way up proving their puzzle solving skills, they can unlock new sets and props, as well as customization options for their Mii character.
About the Jeopardy! Video Game
For the first time, “America’s Favorite Quiz Show,” Jeopardy!, comes to Wii and Nintendo DS. The video game is hosted by host Alex Trebek and comes to life with an authentic show set that includes lights, cameras and a “live” studio audience. Inviting up to three players to compete with each other and represented by their favorite Mii character, participants test their knowledge in Jeopardy!, Double Jeopardy! and Final Jeopardy! rounds by providing responses to the clues provided. Additionally, Kelly Miyahara from the Clue Crew will present contestants with visual clues, and participants can play the commercial break mini-games to unlock new, trendy outfits for their Mii characters. The Jeopardy! video game includes a comprehensive tracking system that stores the player’s statistics, such as number of wins and fastest response time.