Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune are making a return to the video game world. THQ and Sony Pictures has announced a multi-year license agreement to bring the popular game shows back to the Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi, and grants THQ options for additional platforms. Sounds like family game night will get a boost from these long running series. With the options for further platforms, Xbox 360 and Sony PS3 owners will likely get their shot at final Jeopardy in the near future.
“We are excited to add two iconic properties such as ‘JEOPARDY!’ and ‘Wheel of Fortune’ to our Kids, Family and Casual Games portfolio,” said Doug Clemmer, Executive Vice President, THQ Kids, Family and Casual Games. “The opportunity to implement new features such as Wii Speak(TM) will re-imagine how these games are played and engage fans with a whole new level of interactivity.”
“‘JEOPARDY!’ and ‘Wheel of Fortune’ are extraordinarily popular across the globe and it was important for us to find a partner with an international vision,” said Mark Caplan, Vice President Licensing, Sony Pictures Consumer Products. “THQ’s focus and proven success within the family market made them the most logical team to bring these renowned properties to new platforms, and we look forward to working with them to create family-friendly interactive experiences.”
THQ plans to release the titles later this year, so bone up on your knowledge. Wonder how Vanna will look in full HD?