“Wheel” and “Jeopardy!” Come to PS3, Xbox 360 This October
After a successful 2010 release for Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! on the Wii, THQ and Pipeworks are pushing their games onto two more prominent platforms on October 16th: the PlayStation 3 and XBox 360. Wheel and Jeopardy! were released on the PlayStation Store as downloadable games from Sony Online Entertainment in 2008 and 2009, but these are the first releases for the brands from THQ on these two systems. The games will be mostly based around the modeling set up for the Wii versions of the games, but with systematic updates like removing the Mii-like figures for contestants and hosts. The biggest updates come from Wheel, which includes set and gameplay updates to reflect the changes made this past season. For instance, the “½ Car” tags, which debuted permanently this past season, are on the wheel and will be up for grabs as gamers play.
I own both of these games for the Wii and if the developers stick to most of what they did for those games, I would highly suggest picking these up when they come out. The authenticity and attention to detail is impressive. The mention of “PlayStation Network” on the cover of the PS3 versions indicates that online multiplayer will be available for these, a great feature to promote re-playability and something that was absent from the Wii versions. We have a couple of screenshots for the games below, but for more, check out 360sync.com. Will you be interested in potentially picking these games up?