You Don't Know Jack coming back on 360, PS3, Wii

ESRB rating points to return of smart-aleck virtual quiz show on all three major consoles.


Gamers with fond memories of the 1990s will likely recall You Don't Know Jack, the trivia series published by Berkeley Systems. The quiz game was popular for its host's irreverent comments and insulting answers, so much so that it spawned a short-lived television series in 2001 hosted by Paul Ruebens (aka Pee-Wee Hermann).

You Don't Know Jack looks set for a comeback on the PS3, 360, and Wii.
You Don't Know Jack looks set for a comeback on the PS3, 360, and Wii.

Though You Don't Know Jack hasn't been seen in-game form since 2003, its return was revealed during the Electronic Entertainment Expo on the podcast of gaming blog Giant Bomb. In the podcast, actor Tim Gottlieb, who voices the game's smart-alecky host Cookie, said THQ would be publishing a new entry into the series.

Now, the Entertainment Software Ratings Board has posted a listing for a new version of the game, confirming it is coming to the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Wii. Though the Wii version of You Don't Know Jack will almost certainly be disc based, it is unclear whether the PS3 and 360 editions will be digitally distributed via Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network. As for the game itself, the ESRB rated it T for Teen for "crude humor, drug reference, language, mild blood, and sexual themes."

According to the ESRB's extended content descriptor, the game will feature wisecracks about Tiger Woods' extramarital affairs, ecstasy and opium, and literal buckets of blood. It also features a fictitious television show centered on flatulence.

GameSpot will have more details on the new You Don't Know Jack as they become available.

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