And the Category Is...Spin, Solve And Win

Wheel of Fortune Platinum Launches for the iPhone

Jun 28, 2010, 06:00 ET from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment




CULVER CITY, Calif., June 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Are you ready to spin and win?  Sony Pictures Home Entertainment today announced the new Wheel of Fortune Platinum game for the iPhone and iPod Touch that will have fans across America shouting "WHEEL – OF – FORTUNE!"  This advanced Wheel of Fortune Platinum iPhone game virtually transports users to the current set of the iconic television series, now in its twenty-eighth season. With just the click of a button, 'Wheel' loyalists will extol those magic words, "I'd like to solve the puzzle."

Weighing a whole lot less than the 4,000-pound TV wheel, word-solving enthusiasts can use the iPhone and iPod Touch to spin the virtual wheel with a simple whirl of the finger.  The game features an updated set backdrop where users can see the illuminated puzzle board letters revealed right in front of their eyes.  To further enhance the game show experience, users play the game from a contestant view, complete with special podium screen animations.  


Use Bluetooth or the online multi-player capabilities to compete against your friends and see who can claim the $1 Million wedge. The "recommend to a friend" option also allows players to invite more iPhone gamers to the game.  Leaderboards track the competition against other players as puzzles are solved and prizes earned.  

Wheel of Fortune Platinum is available on the iPhone and iPod Touch starting today, followed by the iPad this summer. The game will retail for $4.99.

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment launched the Brew, Blackberry, Java and Windows Mobile handset version of Wheel of Fortune in April.  The game is currently available to AT&T, Alltel, Boost, Sprint T-Mobile, US Cellular and Verizon subscribers and retails for between $2.99 and $9.99 depending on the wireless carrier.  For more information about Wheel of Fortune and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment's mobile game lineup, please visit http://www.sonypictures.com/mobile/.

ABOUT SONY PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is a Sony Pictures Entertainment company. SPE is a division of Sony Corporation of America, a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation.  SPE's global operations encompass motion picture production and distribution; television production and distribution; digital content creation and distribution; worldwide channel investments; home entertainment acquisition and distribution; operation of studio facilities; development of new entertainment products, services and technologies; and distribution of filmed entertainment in more than 100 countries.  Sony Pictures Entertainment can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.sonypictures.com.  

ABOUT "WHEEL OF FORTUNE"
Wheel of Fortune, America's #1 show in syndication, is produced by Sony Pictures Television, a Sony Pictures Entertainment Company.  It is distributed domestically by CBS Television Distribution and internationally by CBS Studios International, both units of CBS Corp.

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