REDMOND, Wash. — Nov. 7, 2007 — The No. 1-selling DVD game in the United States1 makes its video game premiere as Microsoft Game Studios, Screenlife Games and WXP debut “Scene It? Lights, Camera, Action” exclusively on Xbox 360. On store shelves today, “Scene It? Lights, Camera, Action” is a multiplayer trivia game that tests even the most seasoned pop culture trivia pros and allows up to four teams or individual players to relive moments from their favorite movies.
“Scene It? Lights, Camera, Action” on Xbox 360 coming to a store near you, starring the Big Button Pad
“Scene It? Lights, Camera, Action” comes complete with four new wireless Big Button Pads, so each team or individual player has a buzzer for that realistic “game show” feel. The Big Button Pad takes its inspiration from the buzzers used by contestants in countless TV game shows throughout the years, but uses the latest infrared technology to minimize arguments over who answered first.
“Family rooms everywhere will be buzzing with the biggest stars and blockbusters from the silver screen as we launch ‘Scene It? Lights, Camera, Action’ on Xbox 360,” said Jeff Bell corporate vice president of Global Marketing, Xbox 360. “In the spirit of the game-show buzzers of yesteryear, our new Big Button Pad makes it easy for everyone to have a fun evening seeing whose movie knowledge reigns supreme.”
“We’re taking party gaming to the next level with ‘Scene It? Lights, Camera, Action’ for Xbox 360,” said Stuart Moulder, executive producer at Screenlife Games. “It’s the first trivia franchise for Xbox 360. We’ve brought the award-winning interactive experience of ‘Scene It?’ to this next-generation platform with high-definition movie clips, photo stills, audio clips and more.”
Movie buffs and trivia lovers everywhere will enjoy new questions never seen in any other “Scene It?” game. With new puzzle challenges, “Scene It? Lights, Camera, Action” is sure to keep players guessing all night long. The game features movie clips in HD format as well as hundreds of stills and audio clips from players’ favorite films. Also, new technology keeps track of questions that have already been asked, to minimize repeats.
Made exclusively for Xbox 360, “Scene It? Lights, Camera, Action” is available in stores now for $59.99 (U.S. estimated retail price) and is rated T for Teen.
About Xbox 360
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About Screenlife LLC
Screenlife, LLC is the creator and world’s leading manufacturer of DVD games. Screenlife products are powered by Optreve® DVD Enhancement Technology. Screenlife’s Scene It? branded games are available in nine languages across 26 countries, and in more than 50,000 retail locations worldwide. A leader in entertainment licensing, Screenlife has secured thousands of partnerships with the major Hollywood studios, sports leagues and recording labels as well as actors, athletes and musicians. For more information about Scene It? or other Screenlife games, visit www.screenlifegames.com or call (866) DVD-GAME.
“Scene It? Lights, Camera, Action” is being developed by The Whole Experience (WXP, an independent studio making great games since 1995. WXP has a string of financially successful games, including the platinum-selling “The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring,” and their own original IP and multi-console franchise hit “Greg Hastings Tournament Paintball.” Their first project, a motion-simulator roller coaster ride built in 1997, is still in operation at DisneyQuest® theme parks. Its multi-console proprietary Experience Engine and SPED Tool Set are both in their 10th year of refinement. WXP’s core team is based in Seattle’s urban Pioneer Square district.
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