Who Wants To Be A Millionaire 2nd Edition (PS2)

by Thomas on Sept. 28, 2001 @ 5:04 p.m. PDT

Eidos Interactive is to release Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? 2nd Edition on PlayStation 2 in November 2001. Based on the hit TV quiz show created by Celador Productions, 2nd Edition is the sequel to the biggest selling UK game of all time - Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?, which was released in September 2000. The game is being developed by Revolution Software of York, England. Seven screens and gameinfo below!!


Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? 2nd Edition utilises the latest 3D face-capture technology and features a fully 3D, lip-synched model of Chris Tarrant. The virtual host is made up of more than 20,000 polygons, which will enable 3D Chris to ask questions, give answers and even utter famous phrases such as “Is that your final answer?”. The game will also feature a 3D audience, over 1,000 new questions and a save game feature that ensures questions will not be repeated until they have all been asked.

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? 2nd Edition features single and multi-player modes. Prepare to challenge friends and family with game modes such as ‘Head to Head’ and ‘Team Game’. You can even experience the authenticity of ‘Phone-A-Friend’ with pre-recorded answers including male, female and regional accents.

Martin Alltimes, executive producer at Eidos says, “With the PlayStation 2 version we’re going to combine the accessibility of the original game with cutting edge technology to create a title with mass market appeal.”

Katherine Arbuthnott, producer at Celador International says, “It is exciting to be using ground-breaking technology to entertain and interact with our audiences. Your experience in the hotseat will be very real.”


A fully 3D lip-synched model of Chris Tarrant asking questions, giving answers and offering comment

A fully 3D real-time studio and 3D audience

Over 1,000 new questions written by the Question Masters of the TV show

Player’s name on cheque

Save game feature that ensures questions will not be repeated until they have all been asked

Includes all the familiar features of the TV show: 50:50. Two random answers are taken away; Ask The Audience; Phone-A-Friend. Pre-recorded answers with a variety of responses. Ten different voices have been used including male, female and regional accents.

Single Player game: The player is asked 15 questions of increasing difficulty as they attempt to win one million virtual pounds.

Multi-player modes: Fastest Finger. The first person to put four answers in the correct order then enters the game proper (one-four players).

Head to Head. Players or teams take turns answering questions in an attempt to be the highest up the Money Tree (one-four players or teams).

Team Game. Allows a family or group to take turns answering questions (max four team members).

Includes all the TV show’s music and sound effects

Highest score table allows players to check who is the best

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