It's that time of the week when we can all find out what we will be playing come Wednesday. This week will be Wits & Wagers with it's insanely time consuming achievement. Without further ado I present to you the full press release.
“Wits & Wagers” is the trivia party game where you don’t need to know the right answers to win! Awarded Official Xbox Magazine’s coveted Editor’s Choice award, “Wits & Wagers” brings an inventive and accessible party experience to Xbox LIVE Arcade this Wednesday, May 7, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. GMT (1:00 a.m. PDT).
Just like the award-winning board game, players don’t have to be trivia experts to excel at “Wits & Wagers,” which balances social and betting skills with trivia knowledge. Choose your wacky dancing character and then dive into the game. You can win by making educated guesses, playing the odds or just knowing the interests of other players, whether they are local or online.
Break out the Big Button pad controllers and invite friends over for an entertaining couch vs. couch multiplayer experience on Xbox LIVE, supporting 1-4 players offline and 2-6 players in online multiplayer mode. With 700 trivia questions, great character costumes and dance moves, catchy music, achievements, leaderboards, support for the Xbox LIVE Vision Camera, the Xbox Big Button Pad and more, “Wits & Wagers” is the fun party game you can play with your family and friends starting this Wednesday!
Developed by Hidden Path Entertainment, “Wits & Wagers” will be available in the U.S., U.K and Canada for 800 Microsoft Points and is rated E for Everyone by the ESRB. For more details on “Wits & Wagers” please visit:
The achievement uncovering folks over at 360sync have struck again with the unveiling of the achievements for Wits & Wagers and Buku Sodoku. Both sport a painfully long achievement (answer 700 questions and play 200 games) and the rest are pretty much what you would expect from the game. If you were designing these achievements what would you change? What would you keep the same?
Xbox.com updated their Xbox Live Arcade section with details about 5 new upcoming titles, Rocky and Bullwinkle (mini-games), Shotest Shogi (shogi, japanese chess), TiQal (puzzle game), Wits & Wagers (party/trivia) and Wolf of the Battlefield: Commando 3 (action/adventure):
These updates usually mean that these titles will hit XBLA very soon, which is good news on a week without any new game. Are you interested in any of these games?
Xbox360Fanboy has declared the latest addition to the ESRB website to be XBLA bound. What's the game? Why it's Wits and Wagers, a trivia board game that levels the playing field by allowing you to bet on other's answers. According to boardgamegeek.com, "you can win by making educated guesses, by playing the odds, or by knowing the interests of your friends."
The board version also accommodates up to 20 people so perhaps we've got another party game on our hands. Development is being handled by Hidden Path Entertainment.
Which is better for you? Knowing useless stuff, knowing (and having) friends, or betting big? Me, I'm all about useless knowledge.