SOURCE: Capcom Interactive

Capcom Interactive

September 10, 2009 09:00 ET

Capcom Mobile Launches "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire 2010" in Celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the U.S. Franchise

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - September 10, 2009) - Capcom® Mobile, a leading developer and publisher of mobile games, today announced the launch of "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire 2010," on North American wireless carriers. For the latest edition of the top-selling mobile series Capcom has incorporated the most up-to-date show features including new lifelines and a game clock.

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the 1999 launch of "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" in the U.S. Throughout the last decade, $133 million has been won by hot seat contestants from both the original primetime show and the syndicated show, which is hosted by Meredith Vieira. In honor of this milestone anniversary, ABC brought back Regis Philbin to host an 11-episode primetime series this August. The weekday version of the show premiered its eighth season in syndication on Monday, September 7.

"Millionaire is a cultural phenomenon and we're thrilled to be part of this historic 10TH anniversary celebration," said Midori Yuasa, President, Capcom Interactive, Inc. "The franchise has been a huge part of our company from the beginning, and we're excited to see what the next 10 years of Millionaire will bring."

Like the hit show, "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire 2010" challenges players to correctly answer 15 questions of progressive difficulty with the help of four lifelines -- Ask the Audience, Phone a Friend, Double Dip and Ask the Expert. Ten actual "Experts" from the show provide answers to the mobile game's 1000 questions. Players can now see the subject categories of all 15 questions in each game, adding a new layer of strategy to lifelines. Additionally, a game clock keeps the action fast and fun as contestants are able to bank unused time for the million-dollar question.

"Who Wants To Be A Millionaire 2010" is currently available for download on most North American carriers. Please visit www.capcommobile.com for additional details.

ABOUT CAPCOM INTERACTIVE, INC.:

Capcom is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment. Founded in 1983, the company has created world-renowned franchises including Resident Evil®, Street Fighter®, Mega Man®, Breath of Fire®, Devil May Cry® and the Onimusha® series. Headquartered in Osaka, Japan the company maintains operations in the U.S., The United Kingdom, Germany, Tokyo, Korea and Hong Kong. More information about Capcom and its products can be found on the company's web site at www.capcom.com.

Since its establishment in November of 2005, Capcom Interactive, Inc. has published several mobile games based on Capcom's celebrated intellectual property, including 1942, Ghosts n' Goblins, Mega Man® and Resident Evil®: The Missions, to commercial and critical acclaim. For additional information on the company and its offerings, please visit www.capcommobile.com.

ABOUT "WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE" & MEREDITH VIEIRA:

"Millionaire" is produced by Valleycrest Productions Ltd. and is distributed by Disney-ABC Domestic Television. Michael Davies and Leigh Hampton are executive producers. Meredith Vieira and Rich Sirop are co-executive producers. The game show is directed by Emmy Award-winning director Matthew Cohen. "Millionaire" host Meredith Vieira is a 34-year television veteran and multiple Emmy Award-winner, having won twice in the category of "Outstanding Game Show Host" (2005 & 2009). In 2005, she became the second woman ever to win an Emmy in the Game Show Host category. With seven seasons of "Millionaire" under her belt, she is the most prolific female game show host in history.

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire © 2009 Valleycrest Productions Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

Capcom, Mega Man, Resident Evil, Onimusha, Devil May Cry and Viewtiful Joe are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Capcom Co., Ltd., in the U.S. or other countries. Street Fighter is a registered trademark of Capcom U.S.A., Inc. All other marks are the property of their respective holders.

Contact Information

  • For Information, Contact:
    Mike Larson
    Capcom Interactive, Inc.
    Phone: 310-943-5481
    Mobile: 310-848-3945
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