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World Championship Poker 2: Clearing up the Confusion

June 14, 2007

World Championship Poker 2: Clearing up the Confusion

Owing to some confusion regarding the different appellations for the European releases of World Championship Poker 2 and World Championship Poker 2: All In, Oxygen Games™ is keen to clarify the situation.

World Championship Poker 2: All In for the Xbox 360™ videogame and entertainment system from Microsoft is a different game from that of the other formats (PC, PSP® and Playstation®2) and builds on the success of its predecessor (World Championship Poker 2), with enhanced graphics & refined gameplay.

WCP2: All In features all of the favorite poker games such as Texas Hold'em and Five-Card Stud, plus more globally exotic games like Deuce-to-Seven, Triple Draw and Razz. All variants can be played on or offline and players are able to create unique avatars to represent themselves through their ascent to gambling glory! Likenesses, play styles and signature personality traits of six of the world’s best professional poker players also feature in this version.

Other new features include; webcam support, enhanced AI, Scenario play (to hone one’s skills), Multi-table online tournaments, mixed-games, poker rule customization, a reputation system and new gaming environments. World Championship Poker 2: All In also makes excellent use of Xbox Live Leaderboards and Xbox Live Vision.

The PSP® version, in addition to also offering online multiplayer options for up to eight players (also available for PS2® and PC), also offers several format-exclusive mini games, including:

  • Flop Odds – the player gets certain hold cards, plus a target hand type and has to figure out the percentage chance of getting the specified hand when the board cards would be shown
  • Know the Nuts - the player is shown the community cards for a hand and then given the option to select the hole cards they need to make the best hand
  • Hold’em Nicknames – players are prompted with a nickname for a set of cards and have to use the directional buttons to match up the suit and value of each card with the specified nickname
  • Tell Quiz - the player is given multiple choice questions that will train them to spot opponents tells
  • Know Your Outs - in this game, the player is shown their hole cards, the community cards and a guess as to what the opponent has. Based on this information, they must try to figure out the exact numbers of ‘outs’ (the number of specific cards that can help to beat opponents)
  • Glossary Quiz - The player will be given multiple choice questions about Poker game terminology

In addition, for all formats, there are in-game tutorials for each Poker variant.

World Championship Poker 2 for PSP and World Championship Poker 2: All In for Xbox 360 are both due for release in July 2007.

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