Scene It? no longer Xbox 360-exclusive

Warner Bros. bringing Scene It? Bright Lights! Big Screen! to PlayStation 3, Wii, and Xbox 360 with simplified interface, "unique" minigame contest.

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While it's fair to say that Nintendo's Wii and DS have a large slice of the casual gaming market, both Sony and Microsoft have offered numerous games that appeal to more than just core gamers. Sony's Buzz! and Screenlife's Scene It? titles have offered players a chance to challenge friends in a gameshow-style quiz, complete with hand buzzers, in the comfort of their own home. However, until now, both of these titles have been exclusive to their respective consoles.

Ladies and gentlemen, introducing the all-new village people line-up.

Today, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announced that Scene It? Bright Lights! Big Screen! will be the first multiplatform game in the movie trivia series, arriving on the PlayStation 3, Wii, and Xbox 360. WBIE will be handling worldwide distribution of the new game, taking over responsibilities from Microsoft Game Studios. Meanwhile, development duties have been passed from Krome Studios to Artificial Mind & Movement, who is also responsible for the soon-to-be-released shooter Wet.

Bright Lights! Big Screen! is set to feature all-new trivia from recent film releases, as well as classics from the last four decades. The game is also said to include a plethora of improvements, including new puzzle types, a new simplified interface, and a "unique" minigame contest. The game will also feature 12 new characters, a brand-new game host, and improved single-player gameplay. Local multiplayer will be available, although it's not yet clear whether online multiplayer, which was supported in the previous title, Box Office Smash, will make an appearance. A release date for the title has yet to be announced.

Discussion

165 comments
Blaze_Hrimfaxi
Blaze_Hrimfaxi

We dont want no ****ing lame quiz game we want Episodes from Liberty City!!

jeffv541
jeffv541

I had a wii, but it evolved into a firetruck and flew away...

jcloverboy
jcloverboy

I liked the first two Scene It games on Xbox 360. This new look doesn't look as good as Box Office Smash, in my opinion....but my family loves nothing more than doing movie trivia so i'll grab it.

chikahiro94
chikahiro94

@ Nesrie Nothing to lose, either. I'd love it if they just sold the base game and sold DLC boosters for all the other stuff they had (Sienfeld, Star Trek, etc). I've got another friend who loves games (hardcore PC gamer) whose wife HATES games. But we managed to get her to play Scene It and have fun. I've been trying to get more stuff like that (ie, spouse-friendly)... who knows - he might be able to use that as a trojan horse to get a console into the house (they're on a tight budget, so something as expensive as a console isn't something he can just buy).

Nesrie
Nesrie

I am a true gamer, guess what, I do other things than play video games. This would be great if it can replace our scene it board game collections. Need something with more questions, more of everything.

huntervaneg
huntervaneg

I hope this cassual game could be better than the tons of party shovelware of Wii library!

octotoke
octotoke

we all have different taste for games man that's the point...and some look forward for junk like this very game. Most of my favorite games are actually multi-platform, I guess my message before was more to respond to earlier xbox fanboys talking crap against ps3...I like playing on 360s but I love playing on PS3 and I wouldn't trade it for anything..thus when games become multi platform I think its beneficial to people on both sides of the equation...as far as gears of war goes I just think it isnt as great as you make it out to be

octotoke
octotoke

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cjj123
cjj123

No one cares. No true gamer cares about scene it, and everyone who wants scene it has the board game so this isn't even news worthy.

mohammad99
mohammad99

no one gives a sh*t about this game so no one cares if its my a** exclusive...!!!!

chikahiro94
chikahiro94

@SovietAgent The "real" gamer would probably have an easier time getting their girlfriend to play this than the latest Call of Duty?

SovietAgent
SovietAgent

And this affects real gamers....how?

Arab-man666
Arab-man666

This isn't news. No one gives a crap about this game.

DutchZombie
DutchZombie

Octotoke, long after your copy of god of war 3 has gathered all the dust possible, i'll still will be playing games like gears of war online almost lag free on my xbox. ( everybody I know that owns a ps3, got an xbox afterwards for superior online gaming, while their ps3 has become a 600 dollar paperweight),come get that

mackey12345
mackey12345

Good... I want more games to go multi-platform, exclusivity causes wars... Console wars to be exact.

bobdimstar
bobdimstar

ok,so its called scene it,i dont think i need that game on either my ps3 or 360 thank you,but its great to see the way things are going now,games going more to multiplatform,good for gamers bad for console makers

parhar67
parhar67

noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo *tears in eyes* This game is so useless its only good for one type a person....who watches lots of movies and has 12 year old kids.....

SuperBladez
SuperBladez

I couldn't give a damn about this garbage piece of monkey crap..

PrimusTool
PrimusTool

Buzz! is fun so I might check this out if it comes to the PS3

REA24409
REA24409

Why would I want scene it?

octotoke
octotoke

ignorance is bliss chris maybe some people like to follow trends...for example everyone i know owns an xbox... and this website is much more xbox oriented, you can tell when you click on a link for games that are made for both 360 and ps3 the site usually directs you to the xbox side. I don't doubt that microsoft will continue to outsell sony as long as microsoft keeps on pouring money to game developers and other franchises...at least this is a market that they can't monopolize because not everyone eats their crap...and that's the beauty of the free market

chrisulloa
chrisulloa

lol, it's funny though because the xbox is still outselling the ps3, even with their headstart on the price reduction.

octotoke
octotoke

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chikahiro94
chikahiro94

Excellent news. I told my friend about this last night and you should've SEEN his wife's eyes light up. I'm sure they'll be pre-ordering the PS3 version :) Whoever thinks casual-game news doesn't belong on a gaming site like Gamestop needs to remember some of us have non-gaming friends, family, and more to the point, significant others. This is great news for us, and helps them tolerate our hobby a little bit more ;) Especially for my buddy. His wife is still annoyed he bought a launch PS3 :P

lamprey263
lamprey263

I didn't even know this was exclusive, nor do I really care

StarlightHunter
StarlightHunter

What the hell is Scene it?. I've never heard of this game till now so this is no interest to me sorry.

sammoth
sammoth

Um game isn't that great and not a lot of true gammers care.

R4BI3S
R4BI3S

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IC3pod
IC3pod

it shoulda stayed excluvise for the xbox...ps3 doesn't need arse like this:)

SpikedStrider
SpikedStrider

Gastman Fable and the last Mgs won't go multiplatform. Fable won't since the Molnue as I like to call him, has become the VP for M$ overseas and MGS won't because the guy who made it has not shown any interest in doing that.

kbaily
kbaily

Honestly I am surprised this HASN'T come out for the Wii already. I mean that's where the casual gamers are who'd want to play it. But honestly, the regular version of the game is fine and it ALREADY plays on your 360 a it's a DVD game and the 360 plays DVDs. Duh. Oh I guess some like spending more on those clunky button things.

Gastman
Gastman

There is noway that Fable or MGS won't go mulitiplatform.

fps_d0minat0r
fps_d0minat0r

how can they even make an article about this. if a game like fable or MGS was going multiplatform then its understandable. scene it.....pfffft wot a joke.

shaggydellic
shaggydellic

@gameweasl Yeah, I kinda noticed that today with the whole failure rates story. But its not all their fault, almost any forum is going to get at least one or two fanboys. It's not like they can stop reporting on everything.

gameweasl
gameweasl

Boy gamespot loves fueling fanboy wars...

Vasot
Vasot

A lame game goes multiplatform... Who gives a sh*t ?

Bashers79
Bashers79

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Neogenic
Neogenic

I don't get why people need to insult eachother to make a point. Grow up please.

hassy94
hassy94

@cube-gage Carry on from here: Microsoft does pay for some exclusives, something that happens to benefit me (well not really, but they outbid Sony, which keeps the games in my grasp since I don't have a Playstation 3 yet). They didn't pay to make the games multiplatform, the publishers smartened up and realise that this generation is not the one to make 3rd party exclusives (or at least, make them for free). Now if we move onto your last comment; "What next GT, Wipeout and uncharted going to 360." Well first of all it should be a ?, not a full stop/period. And no, they won't be next, reason being that they are 1st party exclusives, meaning they are published by Sony. Sony aren't going to release their titles on other console because that exclusivity bolsters their overall console package. The only way I could think of them games of going multiplatform is that Sony split with the development teams, and the teams take the licenses with them. The thing is though, I don't think Sony would ever let that happen.

hassy94
hassy94

@cube-gage Now I'm 100% serious; are you retarded? It sure seems like it. Either that or you're just very, very stupid. Those exclusives were third party, and had no relation to Sony in any way. The only reason they WERE exclusive to Sony's consoles is because the install base on their consoles was so large a company didn't need to bring it out on other platforms. This generation more than ever, Sony has competition concerning it's install base, more than that; it has the smallest install base. The publishers of those games KNOW they will make enough money through other platforms that it will cover the cost of making multiple versions and go on to profit them greatly. For example the latest gta game; grand theft auto 4, sold more copies on the Xbox 360 than the PS3, and if Rockstar were to release it as a Playstation 3 exclusive, gta IV would be nowhere near to being the biggest entertainment launch ever. Carry on reading above.

monson21502
monson21502

ps3 owners beware. this game sucks. i bought this game on 360. the games sold in stores that plays in any dvd player is way better.

PS3_3DO
PS3_3DO

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king_bobo
king_bobo

Why would Playstation 3 owners choose to buy a quiz game with such limited scope, when they can buy a game that allows them to play user-generated quizes and purchase questions/quizes across a wide variety of genres?

supernaught360
supernaught360

@cube-gage Microsoft didn't buy squat - none of those third party games were bought over to the 360. Those publishers simply want to recoup the cost of making those games, and CHOSE to release those titles on the 360 due to it's larger installed base. Stop spouting Microsoft conspiracy crap, please. Bioshock went to the PS3, right?

cube-gage
cube-gage

tekkens not exclusive to playstation anymore? Aww I didnt eve know that until I read a comment further down the page. WTF are sony thinking giving away a frachise that has been an icon for sony over the years. Sony seem happy to let MS just buy their exclusives. Just look what happened to GTA, maybe sony of japan just didnt realise how important GTA was for people in the West. What next GT, Wipeout and uncharted going to 360.