Buzz!: Quiz World First Details

June 4, 2009 Written by Kyle P.

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Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) has announced at E3 2009 that its global hit franchise Buzz! is about to get bigger, better and even more personal with brand-new title Buzz!™: Quiz World for PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3™) and PSP™ (PlayStation®Portable). The world’s favourite sharp-witted gameshow host Buzz! has been busy preparing a general knowledge experience that’ll knock your brains out in an all new, ultra-personalised experience that makes you and your friends the stars of the show. With brand new rounds, characters and more play options than ever before, the greatest quiz show on Earth is about to get even better when Buzz!: Quiz World arrives later this year for PAL territories.

The PS3 version has your name all over it – literally. Buzz!: Quiz World lets you build your own personal player profile and tracks how well you’re doing – not through a leaderboard but through the words of Buzz himself. He’ll address you by name and he’ll keep notes on what you’re good at and what you’re not – and he’ll make you, your family and friends giggle with personal quips when you least expect it.

As well as 5,000 brand new questions, the game features new characters, new rounds including a highly messy gunge tank round (so watch your outfit), and a new range of game modes that let you choose exactly how you want to play – whether you fancy a quick, fun game with your friends, or a seriously entertaining clash of general knowledge brainpower with your family, Buzz!: Quiz World lets you decide. Sofa vs. Sofa online play has also been given a boost – now, with 8 player match ups for PlayStation®Network quiz battles.

The PSP version sees a whole raft of portable Buzz! firsts that makes it an irresistible offer to people who like to take their trivia on the go. As well as the 4,500 questions that you get with the game, Buzz!: Quiz World gives you access to the MyBuzz! quiz online portal so you can personalise your quiz with questions that you and other players have written – previously a PS3-only feature – and you’ll also be able to download extra quiz packs from PlayStation®Store to tailor your game to your favourite topics.

And – just as exciting – this new title lets PSP Buzz! fans play online with other players from around the world, as well as with up to four friends in the same room. There’s a new, improved Pass Around mode too where six players can play with just one PSP, passing it between them for shared trivia action – and an enhanced single player mode that lets you unlock new characters and earn trophies to prove that you’re a bona fide quiz master.

Whether you like to play on your own or with friends, at home or on the move, against Buzz! or against gamers across the world, Buzz!: Quiz World gives you all the choices and features you need to make you the star of the show. Arriving late 2009, it’s the most impressive, most versatile and most downright enjoyable Buzz! title ever – so get your trivia muscles warmed up and prepare to bash those buzzers.