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  Microids shares more details on its videogame adaptation of the famous game show “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?”
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10/23/2020
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

Paris, October 23, 2020 – Set to be released on October 29th, 2020 in Europe and November 17th, 2020 in North America, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? will put your knowledge and your mind to the test! Sit comfortably in the contestant’s chair and get ready for the challenge of a lifetime!

 

Developed by Appeal Studios, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? will be available worldwide on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC/Mac. The game will feature 6 iconic TV sets, as seen in the British, American, French, Spanish, Italian and German version of the show.

Adapted for each of these markets, the game will offer more than 2,000 exclusive questions per country!

 

“Is that your final answer?”

Are you going to win a million? Will you reach the top of the moneytree to claim the highest prize? Don’t be intimidated by the fortune at stake, stay focused and cold blooded if you want to win the jackpot!

Your general knowledge will be put to the test with more than 3,000 questions, 2,000+ being territory exclusives, split into 8 categories like History, Sport, Science, Art & Literature… You’ll even unlock more questions as you play!

Of course, the game includes the famous lifelines such as Phone a Friend, 50-50, Switch the Question and more to help you in your quest!

 

A game for everyone to play would it be solo or with up to 99 players!

 

Who Wants to be a Millionaire? Will offer an enjoyable experience however old you are thanks to different difficulty settings:

  • A solo mode with a normal difficulty
  • A mode dedicated to kids with simple questions specifically crafted for a younger audience
 

Challenge your friends and members of your family in the offline and online multiplayer game modes!

  • The mode “Free-for-All” will see 4 players compete to find who will answer a series of question. May the best one win!
  • In “Taking Turns“, gather up to 10 players for a stressful game of sudden death where a wrong answer means you’re eliminated.
  • In the “Cooperative” mode, team up with 3 other players and work together to reach the goal!
Each of these game modes are also available with a “Family” setting allowing everyone to take part in the action!

 

For those looking for the ultimate online multiplayer thrill, look no further:

  • Battle against up to 99 players in a “Battle Royale” mode and try to reach the top position!
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Who Wants to be a Millionaire? will be released on the 29th of October 2020 in Europe and on the 17th of November 2020 in the United States on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC/Mac.

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Press contacts:

EUROPE

Alice CLARET

[email protected]

+336 30 22 14 42

Maxime Geraci

[email protected]

+336 11 46 68 32

 

NORTH AMERICA

Vincent Gallopain

[email protected] 

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About Microids

Microids is a French video game publisher. Founded in 1985, Microids’ editorial strategy now focuses on 4 major areas: adventure games, racing games, retro gaming and games inspired by iconic titles. By collaborating with renowned studios and authors (Pendulo Studios, Eden Studios, Benoît Sokal, Paul Cuisset, Philippe Dessoly and Pierre Adane), Microids has become a major player in international video games. Taking inspiration from legendary titles, including Asterix & Obelix, and Titeuf, Garfield, Fort Boyard, XIII and Blacksad, Microids reaches a wide audience and creates original adventures which give gamers the chance to play as some of their most beloved characters.

About “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?”

The iconic game show “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?” is a Sony Pictures Television format. The multi-award-winning franchise has been adapted in over 120 countries around the world. In addition to the recent U.K. revival hosted by Jeremy Clarkson on ITV, other successful long-running adaptations include “Wer wird Millionär?” (Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? Germany), where it has continuously aired on RTL with host Günther Jauch since 1999; “Kaun Banega Crorepati” (Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? India), which first aired in 2000 hosted by Amitabh Bachchan; and “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?” Australia, hosted by Eddie McGuire, since 1999. The format recently returned to Italy, France, the Netherlands, Argentina, Chile and Croatia, and continues to reach all corners of the globe. “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?” has won over 65 awards worldwide, including a BAFTA, an Emmy and seven National Television Awards in the UK.

About Sony Pictures Television

Sony Pictures Television (SPT) is one of the television industry’s leading content providers, producing, distributing and carrying programming worldwide in every genre and for every platform. In addition to managing one of the industry’s largest libraries of award-winning feature films, television shows and formats, SPT is home to a thriving global content business, operating a robust portfolio of wholly-owned and joint-venture production companies across the U.S., Europe, Latin America, and Asia Pacific, as well as linear and digital channels around the world. SPT is a Sony Pictures Entertainment Company

©2020 Microids SA. Published by Microids SA. All rights reserved. Developed by Appeal. All rights reserved. Produced under license from Sony Pictures Television ©2020 CPT Holdings.,Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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