The Queen of England just received a free gold-plated Wii and a copy of THQ’s BIG Family Games, while the country’s peasantry must wallow about in obscurity, playing games that they pay for themselves on a white plastic Wii that they also have to pay for themselves.
Granted the whole thing was a gift from THQ, no doubt as a publicity stunt to raise awareness for the game. According to the press release, “Her Royal Highness will be able to play through the game as a single player or get Princes Philip, Charles, Harry, and William, and even Camilla, involved when playing in multiplayer mode. HRH will even be able to create customisable characters for herself and the rest of the family.”
Sure, like the Queen of England has nothing better to do than play a gold-plated Wii all day. Who’s going to run the country while she’s playing Wii? Oh. Right.
Full press release:
HRH The Queen of England received an unusual surprise today as a gold-plated Wii was delivered to Buckingham Palace.
Finished in gold, the unique Wii console was specially commissioned for the Royal Family to mark today’s launch of brand new Wii game BIG Family Games – the perfect game for all the family to play together from publisher THQ Inc.
As the UK’s ultimate family, the Royals also received one of the first copies of BIG Family Games to road-test their shiny new console.
Danielle Robinson, Product Manager at THQ, said: “BIG Family Games is the ultimate Wii game to get all family members, from grandparents to young children, playing together. The Royal Family is arguably the most important family in the country so we felt that they had to have a copy of the new game.
“But we thought that Her Majesty the Queen wouldn’t want to play on any old console, so an extra-special gold one was commissioned. We hope that she and the rest of the Royal Family enjoy the game!”
The Queen and other members of the Royal Family will be able to use their new gold Wii to play 24 unique twists on classic family games including golf, tennis, ladder golf, lawn darts, horseshoes, bocce and more.
Her Royal Highness will be able to play through the game as a single player or get Princes Philip, Charles, Harry, and William, and even Camilla, involved when playing in multiplayer mode. HRH will even be able to create customisable characters for herself and the rest of the family.