Justin Lee On March 11, 2008 at 10:37 am

Sony Computer Entertainment sends word that Buzz! The Hollywood Quiz and Buzz! Jr.: Robo Jam for the Playstation 2 has hit store shelves in North America.

Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. (SCEA) announced today the release of Buzz!™ The Hollywood Quiz and Buzz!™ Jr.: Robo Jam, the latest installments in the Buzz!™ franchise, available exclusively for the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system. As the follow-up to this holiday’s party hits, Buzz!™ The Mega Quiz and Buzz!™ Junior Jungle Party, Buzz! The Hollywood Quiz and Buzz! Jr.: Robo Jam provide accessible gameplay for people of all ages by utilizing the easy to use pick-up and play Buzz! buzzer peripherals instead of DUALSHOCK®2 analog controller.

For the celebrity-obsessed, movie buffs and trivia fans, Buzz! The Hollywood Quiz brings a sophisticated, red carpet event “live” in your living room as players are cast as contestants in the ultimate Hollywood trivia event. Featuring over 5,000 questions on a number of topics including Hollywood’s biggest box office hits and the lifestyles of its most glamorous stars, Buzz! The Hollywood Quiz is the perfect party starter that lets eight of your family and friends relive moments of their favorite feature films. With a simple push of the Buzz! buzzer, gamers and non-gamers alike can test their tinsel town knowledge on new and improved round types including Rollover, Fact or Fiction and Hollywood Stars, and also experience all the glitz and movie magic through hundreds of celebrity images, film clips and more.

Ideal for the younger gamer in the family, Buzz! Jr.: Robo Jam will bring kids, parents and grandparents together with its infectious and entertaining interactive gameplay. Featuring 24 brand new mini-games, Buzz! Jr.: Robo Jam places players in a futuristic world where mischievous robots are sent to Robot Boot camp. Up to four players can pick up the easy to use buzzers and compete in hilarious far-out tasks to see who will become the top cadet.
Buzz! The Hollywood Quiz and Buzz! Jr.: Robo Jam both require buzzers to play and are available bundled with the buzzers or as a standalone version offered at a lower price.
“The Buzz! franchise brings players of all ages together to test their skills as the fastest buzzer in the house,” said Jeff Reese, director, software marketing, SCEA. “Setting the stage for seemingly endless rounds of competitive fun, kids will be jumping off the furniture to be the best robot in Robo Jam, while the entertainment hounds get their trivia on with Buzz! The Hollywood Quiz.”

SCEA will support Buzz! The Hollywood Quiz and Buzz! Jr.: Robo Jam with a media advertising campaign, full promotional support including in-store demonstrations retailer supported Social Gaming Area, dedicated point-of-purchase displays and merchandising support, broad-based public relations support, and an immersive and interactive Buzz! brand Web site at http://www.buzz-games.com.

The independent Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) has rated Buzz! The Hollywood Quiz “T” for “Teen” and rated Buzz! Jr.: Robo Jam "E" for "Everyone.” For more information about the ESRB, please visit www.esrb.org.

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