Ubisoft Announces Four New Video Games Based on Popular TV Game Shows

UBISOFT® ANNOUNCES DETAILS FOR NEW LINEUP OF VIDEO GAMES BASED ON POPULAR TV GAME SHOWS. Check out the details, plus screenshots, after the jump.

 

 

Today Ubisoft revealed that it will be publishing four new interactive video games based on a collection of television’s most popular and beloved game shows. Created by Ludia Inc., Family Feud® 2012 Edition, Hole in the Wall® Deluxe Edition, The Price is Right® Decades and Who Wants To Be A Millionaire™ 2012 Edition video games will be released in the United States and Canada this fall.

Family Feud 2012 Edition features all of the familiar and favorite challenges from the hit TV game show. Players can compete in one of two gameplay modes – challenge mode or party mode. In challenge mode, a team of up to five players challenges one of 48 opposing families to unlock hilarious outtakes and ‘best of’ videos from the television show which features host Steve Harvey. In party mode, two teams will battle head-to-head to name the most popular responses from a pool of more than 2000 questions. Family Feud 2012 will be released on Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and Nintendo Wii™ on October 18, 2011.

Based on the global television game show phenomenon, Hole in the Wall Deluxe Edition is a game where players must contort their bodies to fit through bizarrely shaped holes in themed moving walls hurtling toward them. The video game will feature three different modes – practice alone on one of the 800 different walls in show mode, play survival mode and attack wall after wall until you drop, or compare your skills with other competitors in an online multiplayer ‘last-man standing’ mode where up to 10 players can put their skills to the test simultaneously.  Hole in the Wall Deluxe Edition will be released exclusively on Kinect™ for Xbox 360® on November 20, 2011.

Celebrating its 40th anniversary season, The Price is Right reigns as the longest running game show in television history. The Price is Right Decades video game features popular pricing games that span across all four decades of the television show – 70s, 80s, 90s and 00s – including ‘Plinko,’ ‘The Big Wheel,’ and the popular ‘Showcase.’ The video game will also feature pricing games not included in any previous The Price is Right video game, and the chance to unlock bonus moments from the TV show. The Price is Right Decades will be released on Wii on October 18, 2011 and on Xbox 360 with Kinect compatibility on November 15, 2011.

Currently in its tenth season in syndication in the U.S., Who Wants To Be A Millionaire remains one of the most internationally-watched television franchises of all time, having aired in more than 100 countries worldwide. Scheduled to be released on November 1, 2011, the game will be available exclusively on Kinect for Xbox 360. Who Wants To Be A Millionaire features cleverly written trivia questions, similar to what you would see on the actual TV show. The game also includes sets and stages modeled after the TV show and incorporates all of the familiar gameplay elements including ‘Jump the Question’ and ‘Ask the Audience’ lifelines. With the Kinect sensor, players can play just as they would on the television show by giving their “Final Answer” verbally, or using hand gestures to select the answer to more than 2500 questions.

About Ubisoft

Ubisoft is a leading producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products worldwide and has grown considerably through a strong and diversified line-up of products and partnerships. Ubisoft has offices in 26 countries and has sales in more than 55 countries around the globe. It is committed to delivering high-quality, cutting-edge video game titles to consumers. For the 2010-11 fiscal year Ubisoft generated sales of € 1.039 billion. To learn more, please visit www.ubisoftgroup.com.

About Ludia

Ludia creates and distributes cross-platform interactive entertainment with mass consumer appeal. Located in Montreal and founded by experienced industry players, Ludia’s innovative and high-quality product portfolio consists of original and branded properties including The Amazing Race™, Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?®, The Bachelor & The Bachelorette, Family Feud®, Hell’s Kitchen™, Hole In The Wall®, Hollywood Squares™, Press Your Luck®, The Price Is Right®, Pyramid, Where’s Waldo?® and Who Wants To Be A MillionaireTM.

About FremantleMedia Enterprises & Fremantle Media

FremantleMedia is one of the leading creators and producers of entertainment brands in the world. FremantleMedia is part of the RTL Group, Europe’s largest television and radio broadcast company, which is in turn 90 percent owned by Bertelsmann AG, one of the world’s major media and entertainment companies. FremantleMedia’s worldwide production arm is responsible for many of the world’s highest rated prime time entertainment, drama, serial drama and factual entertainment programmes. FremantleMedia Enterprises is the brand extension arm of FremantleMedia, offering a one-stop-shop for all Licensing, Distribution and Home Entertainment around the world. The FremantleMedia Group (which includes FremantleMedia North America, UFA, talkbackTHAMES, FremantleMedia Australia and Original Productions amongst others) has operations in 22 countries, one of the most comprehensive global networks, creating nearly 10,000 hours of programming a year, rolling out more than 60 formats and managing over 300 individual titles. FremantleMedia has some of the world’s most sought after and long running formats in its catalogue, and globally, produces such programmes as: Idols (co-produced with 19 Productions in the US), Hole In The Wall, Got Talent (co-produced with Syco in the UK and the US), The X Factor (co-produced with Syco in the UK), Take Me Out, Family Feud, The Price is Right, Farmer Wants A Wife, Gute Zeiten Schlechte Zeiten, and Neighbours.

About FremantleMedia North America

FremantleMedia North America (FMNA) is the U.S. production division of global media giant FremantleMedia. Based in Burbank, California, FMNA produces entertaining and innovative programs for network, cable, syndicated and online platforms, including the Emmy-nominated musical/reality phenomenon AMERICAN IDOL (FOX), “America’s Got Talent” (NBC), “Hole In The Wall” (Cartoon Network), “Let’s Make A Deal” (CBS), “Family Feud” (syn), “The Price Is Right” (CBS) and THE X FACTOR.

About “FAMILY FEUD”

Taped in front of a live audience from its new home in Atlanta, Georgia, FAMILY FEUD is produced by FremantleMedia North America.  Gaby Johnston is executive producer.  Jim Roush is executive in charge of production.  Ken Fuchs is director.

About “THE PRICE IS RIGHT”

THE PRICE IS RIGHT originally premiered on CBS, on September 4, 1972. Produced by FremantleMedia North America, THE PRICE IS RIGHT is broadcast weekdays (11:00 AM-12:00 Noon, ET; 10:00-11:00 AM, PT) on the CBS Television Network.

About “WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE”

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire is hosted by the Emmy Award-winning Meredith Vieira and currently is in its ninth season in syndication. The hit game show is produced by Valleycrest Productions Ltd. and is distributed by Disney-ABC Domestic Television. Rich Sirop is executive producer. Meredith Vieira is co-executive producer. For more information about Millionaire, go to http://www.millionairetv.com