SOURCE: Capcom Interactive

http://press.capcom.com/

October 06, 2009 09:00 ET

Capcom Mobile Makes a Millionaire for the Palm webOS Mobile Platform

"Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" Now Available for Palm Pre

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - October 6, 2009) - Capcom® Mobile, a leading developer and publisher of mobile games, today announced the launch of their hit title "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" for the Palm® webOS™ platform. The application is available for download now in the Palm App Catalog on the Palm Pre™ phone for $4.99.

Like the hit show, "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" 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 game's 1,000 questions. Additionally, a game clock keeps the action fast and fun as contestants are able to bank unused time for the million-dollar question.

"We are excited to be among the first applications available for purchase in the Palm App Catalog," said Midori Yuasa, President, Capcom Interactive, Inc. "'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire' for Palm Pre offers fans outstanding graphics, excellent gameplay and an experience that's authentic to the legendary franchise."

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. This fall, "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" with host Meredith Vieira presents the "Million Dollar Tournament of Ten" November 9 - 20, featuring the season's top ten contestants as they each look at a $1-million question in a seeded format. The highest seeded finalist to correctly answer his or her $1-million question will win the tournament's $1-million prize. Viewers can track the top players on the Tournament's Leader Board, to see who will come back in November for a shot at $1 million. The Leader Board will be updated daily at www.millionairetv.com.

More information about Palm Pre is available at www.palm.com/Pre.

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.

Palm, webOS and Pre are trademarks of Palm, Inc.

Contact Information

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