For Immediate ReleaseTest your quiz skills wherever you want with Buzz!™ for PSP™ Enjoy brand new round types and three new PSP multiplayer modes Bigger single player mode than ever before – are you up to the challenge? This Spring, for the first time in Buzz!™ history, you’ll be able to take cheeky game show host Buzz! wherever you want – thanks to the release of the first Buzz! title for PSP™ (PlayStation®Portable), the handheld entertainment system that offers gaming, web access, movies, music, photos and more.
New from Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, Buzz! for PSP packs over 5000 questions – on topics including music, celebrities, TV, sport, science, nature, movies and general knowledge – alongside 1000 pictures and videos, into a handheld PSP game ready to test your knowledge at home or on the move. The title features six new round types specifically designed for PSP including the speed-is-of-the-essence ‘Quickfire Challenge’, the picture-puzzler ‘Picture This’ and the mind-boggling ‘Virus Challenge’.
The focus of Buzz! has always been on social play and the PSP version is no different, with three exciting multiplayer modes to test your quiz skills to the limit. Pass Around is a mode that you only need one PSP for, as you pass the system from player to player. As well as the fun of traditional quizzing, some rounds will let you prey on your opponents’ general knowledge weaknesses: you can choose who to pass PSP to according to the question’s subject matter. Other rounds will let you select the section of a photo you want to reveal to the next player, as you try to make it as difficult as possible for them to guess what it is. It’s perfect for stitching up your pals and adds an exciting new tactical edge to game play - as well as a new social gaming element to PSP.
Game sharing is also supported – up to 4 friends can connect multiple PSPs and share just one copy of the game to see who’s quickest off the mark in frenzied ‘Fastest Finger’ play. Then there’s Quiz Host Mode which is where one of the (two to six) players takes control of the game to select and ask the other players questions. The Quiz Host runs the whole game, with the power to award (or even deduct!) points however they see fit.
Not only does Buzz! for PSP offer great multiplayer quiz action; it also has a bigger and more exciting single player mode than previous Buzz! games. This mode presents players with a series of 15 different quiz challenges designed to test all aspects of your general knowledge. In each round, players can earn medals for their performance according to how many points they collect from correct answers. Each quiz has bronze, silver and gold medal criteria, so be sure to brush up on your general knowledge skills if you want to earn those elusive golds! There is also a variety of special trophies to collect according to how many correct questions the players has answered in a row, or how fast the players react.
• Three new multiplayer modes, all requiring either just one PSP or one copy of the game to enjoy: Pass Around, Game Share and Quiz Host
• Bigger and better single player mode than ever before, with 15 quiz challenges to test your knowledge to its limits
• Six all-new single and multiplayer round types specially created for PSP
• Over 5000 unique questions alongside over 1000 licensed picture and video assets
• Eight question categories: Music, TV, Science, Celebrities, Nature, Sport, Movies and General Knowledge
It’s the perfect way to share the fun of PSP with friends, or test your general knowledge on your own. Brilliant for a long journey, on holiday or at home, Buzz! for PSP will keep you and your friends quizzing for hours. To find out more, visit eu.playstation.com
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About Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd as of 6th November 2007
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Conceived and developed by Sony Computer Entertainment Europe’s World Wide Studios, the Buzz! franchise has brought the PlayStation experience to millions of quiz fans and social gamers around the world - shipping more than five million units across the PAL region and a further 1.25 million units in the Buzz Junior™ range. The first title in the Buzz! franchise, Buzz!: The Music Quiz™, presented by the eponymous Buzz, was launched in Autumn 2005 on PlayStation®2. It introduced the public to a new way of gaming; simple multiplayer buzzer action and a commitment to deliver quiz games for every interest and tailored to every territory. This has seen a series of regular launches of specialist and general knowledge Buzz! quizzes covering topics ranging from Sports to Hollywood celebrities. May 2008 sees Buzz! move onto PLAYSTATION®3 with Buzz!™: Quiz TV, a natural evolution for the franchise that delivers a dedicated quiz TV network with a channel for each quiz topic, a full schedule of downloadable quiz packs and the creation of a global online quiz community that can compete through PlayStation®Network in ‘Sofa Vs. Sofa’ challenges as well as develop its own mini quizzes.
Autumn 2005: Buzz!™: The Music Quiz
March 2006: Buzz!™: The Big Quiz
Autumn 2006: Buzz!™: The Sports Quiz
March 2007 Buzz!™: The Mega Quiz
October 2007: Buzz!™: The Hollywood Quiz
Buzz!™: Quiz TV on PLAYSTATION®3