LOS ANGELES, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 08/19/10 -- Capcom Mobile and Discovery Communications today announced Cash Cab: Las Vegas, the sequel to their smash trivia Cash Cab app, is now available on the App Store.
Capturing the spirit of the show, Cash Cab: Las Vegas challenges players to a battery of diverse trivia questions as they navigate the streets of Las Vegas. As the meter ticks, stakes get higher. Miss three questions and the Cash Cab pulls over and ejects the contestants onto the sidewalk, no matter where they are in the city.
The new game features 16 destinations set around Las Vegas as well as updated graphics inspired by Sin City's nightlife. Additionally, host and comedian Ben Bailey is featured prominently in the new game and chimes in with his signature color commentary based on the player's performance.
Cash Cab, hosted by cabbie turned comic Ben Bailey, first premiered in December of 2005 and airs weekdays on the Discovery Channel. The Emmy Award-winning original series is currently in production for its sixth season.
The Cash Cab: Las Vegas is part of Discovery's larger portfolio of mobile services, which includes short-form content and long-form episodes of popular titles through distribution partnerships with the majority of mobile carriers including V Cast and PrimeTime2Go; a collection of Smartphone apps including the Discovery Channel App, a top ranked entertainment app; and direct-to-consumer mobile websites for multiple brands including Discovery Channel, TLC, and Animal Planet, available at www.discoverymobile.com.
About Discovery Communications:
Discovery Communications is the world's number-one nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.5 billion cumulative subscribers in over 180 countries. Discovery empowers people to explore their world and satisfy their curiosity through 100-plus worldwide networks, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Science Channel, Planet Green, Investigation Discovery and HD Theater, as well as leading consumer and educational products and services, and a diversified portfolio of digital media services including HowStuffWorks. Discovery Communications is owned by Discovery Holding Company (NASDAQ: DISCA) (NASDAQ: DISCB), Advance/Newhouse Communications and John S. Hendricks, Discovery's founder and chairman. For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.
About Capcom Interactive, Inc.:
Capcom is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment. Founded in 1983, the company has created world-renowned franchises including Resident Evil®, Street Fighter®, Mega Man®, Breath of Fire®, Devil May Cry® and the Onimusha® series. Headquartered in Osaka, Japan the company maintains operations in the U.S., The United Kingdom, Germany, Tokyo, Korea and Hong Kong. More information about Capcom and its products can be found on the company's web site atwww.capcom.com.
Since its establishment in November of 2005, Capcom Interactive, Inc. has published several mobile games based on Capcom's celebrated intellectual property, including 1942, Ghosts n' Goblins, Mega Man® and Resident Evil®, to commercial and critical acclaim. For additional information on the company and its offerings, please visitwww.capcommobile.com.
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