Challenge Ron Burgundy with New Mobile Game “Scotchy Scotch Toss” In Anticipation of “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues”

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HOLLYWOOD, CA (November 27, 2013) – Prepare for your newest mobile game obsession: “Scotchy Scotch Toss,” a mobile game of deception, intrigue and ice.  Paramount Pictures released the game today in advance of its eagerly awaited upcoming comedy “ANCHORMAN 2: THE LEGEND CONTINUES,” in theaters December 18. 

Created by Funny Or Die, “Scotchy Scotch Toss” has players toss ice cubes into Ron Burgundy’s glass to win points and hang out with San Diego’s legendary anchorman.

The casual mobile game lets you play one-on-one against Ron Burgundy or challenge your friends. Ron will congratulate or berate players with 300 new one-liners, voiced by Will Ferrell and scripted by Funny Or Die. Using simple swipe-to-toss game play, “Scotchy Scotch Toss” is easy and fun for everyone.

Play in Ron’s favorite jazz bar or in locations from the new film, such as Ron’s RV, the Channel 4 News desk, and Ron’s New York apartment. Discover what happens when you hit special targets like an aquarium of scorpions, cocktail waitresses and Ron’s trusty dog Baxter.

“This game combines my two favorite things, scotch and playful exchanges with total strangers,” said Ron Burgundy.

“We are very excited to bring Ron Burgundy and his relentless witticisms to mobile devices for the first time,” said Megan Wahtera, Senior Vice President of Interactive Marketing at Paramount Pictures. “Through collaboration with Will Ferrell and Funny Or Die, fans are able to get their daily fix of Ron Burgundy anytime, anywhere.”

The game is available today on iOS for $0.99. Watch the game trailer and download the game now at http://j.mp/ScotchyScotchTossGame

With the 70's behind him, San Diego's top rated newsman, Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell), returns to the news desk in "ANCHORMAN 2: THE LEGEND CONTINUES."  Also back for more are Ron’s co-anchor and wife, Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate), weather man Brick Tamland (Steve Carell), man on the street reporter Brian Fantana (Paul Rudd) and sports guy Champ Kind (David Koechner) - All of whom won’t make it easy to stay classy…while taking New York and the nation’s first 24-hour news channel by storm.  "ANCHORMAN 2: THE LEGEND CONTINUES" is produced by Judd Apatow, Will Ferrell and Adam McKay, written by Will Ferrell & Adam McKay and directed by Adam McKay.

“ANCHORMAN 2: THE LEGEND CONTINUES” opens in theaters everywhere December 18th, 2013.

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About Paramount Pictures Corporation

Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment, is a unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands. Paramount controls a collection of some of the most powerful brands in filmed entertainment, including Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Insurge Pictures, MTV Films, and Nickelodeon Movies. PPC operations also include Paramount Home Media Distribution, Paramount Pictures International, Paramount Licensing Inc., and Paramount Studio Group.

 

About Funny Or Die

Funny Or Die launched in April 2007 and has become an award-wining top destination for comedy on the web. The site has over 19 million unique users per month, over 60 million video views per month, and has grown into a vertically integrated 21st century digital studio that produces high quality content over numerous platforms, operating a social media and marketing division with over 7.5 million Twitter followers (#1 Comedy Brand), approximately 3.3 million Facebook fans, and devoted followers on numerous social networking and sharing sites. Funny Or Die has become the “place to be seen” for comedic celebrities, and the obvious destination for a daily comedy fix. Funny Or Die's founders are Gary Sanchez Productions (Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Chris Henchy), Creative Artists Agency (CAA), and Michael Kvamme. Judd Apatow is also a principal partner in Funny Or Die.

 

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