News: With possible Wii Speak support.
THQ has announced they've reached a deal with Sony Pictures Consumer Products to bring video game versions of Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune to the DS and Wii later this year.
THQ is considering adding Wii Speak support to the games, in an attempt to create a game show atmosphere in your living room:
"We are excited to add two iconic properties such as Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune to our Kids, Family and Casual Games portfolio," said Doug Clemmer, Executive Vice President, THQ Kids, Family and Casual Games. "The opportunity to implement new features such as Wii Speak will re-imagine how these games are played and engage fans with a whole new level of interactivity."
"Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune are extraordinarily popular across the globe and it was important for us to find a partner with an international vision," said Mark Caplan, Vice President Licensing, Sony Pictures Consumer Products. "THQ's focus and proven success within the family market made them the most logical team to bring these renowned properties to new platforms, and we look forward to working with them to create family-friendly interactive experiences."
As part of the deal, THQ has the option to create Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune for other platforms, but only the DS and Wii versions are currently in development.
We'll have more soon.