The irreverent quiz show party game YOU DON’T KNOW JACK will be coming back to consoles and portables this winter after a long period of being exclusive to the PC. It will be available on Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, and DS (for those who want a trivia fix on the go).
Players can expect new questions with which to test their knowledge of inane trivia, and the same features that they may remember from playing the original games years ago. Martin Good, THQ‘s Executive Vice President, Kids, Family, Casual Games, and Global Online Services, shares his excitement about the franchise’s re-appearance on home consoles.
“YOU DON’T KNOW JACK has been a phenomenal worldwide success. Now, the irreverent trivia party game is back with its signature style and humor, and we’ve heightened the hilarity and challenge with an all-new multiplayer mode and entertaining online play over XBLA and PSN. Add in popular classic challenges like the DisOrDat(TM) and the Jack Attack(TM), and YOU DON’T KNOW JACK is poised to deliver the ultimate trivia game experience to America’s living rooms.”
The new game is set to include more than 15 hours of gameplay. It has not been made explicitly clear whether or not series creators Jellyvision are involved with this iteration of the game. Furthermore, there has been no word on whether any of the original voice actors will be reprising their roles, so keep your fingers crossed for Cookie Masterson’s return. Though YOU DON”T KNOW JACK would seem to be a great fit for the various download services, its presence on the DS suggests that it will, in fact, be a full retail release. No price has been announced, and it is unknown if players will be able to use the Scene It or Buzz! controllers to play the game.
The console trivia game market has been pretty well monopolized by Sony’s Buzz! games for years now. The return of YOU DON”T KNOW JACK should bring some welcome competition to the genre.
YOU DON’T KNOW JACK saw a fair amount of time in my computer’s CD tray back in my younger days, and I do owe a lot of my useless trivial knowledge to playing it. The game felt like a good stepping stone to allow me to try and compete on Jeopardy! Unfortunately, that hasn’t really panned out for me yet.
What do you think about YOU DON’T KNOW JACK’s return — are you ready for some trivia battles, or are this game’s best days behind it?
YOU DON’T KNOW JACK will be appearing some time this Winter 2010 for Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, and DS.