SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PopCap Games, the worldwide leader in casual games, today announced the launch of three new adaptations of Bejeweled® 3, the latest installments in its best-selling franchise, available now on North American retail shelves for Nintendo DS®, PlayStation® 3 and Xbox 360®. Bejeweled 3 carries an SRP of US$19.99 (on each of the three platforms) and is certain to become another instant PopCap classic at the top of gift wish lists this holiday season.
“The addicting fun of PopCap’s Bejeweled 3 offers endless action for puzzle-loving gamers of all levels and skills,” noted Giordano Bruno Contestabile, Bejeweled franchise business director at PopCap Games. “Just in time for the holidays, we're bringing these new games to Nintendo DS, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 with adaptations that expand and enhance the Bejeweled experience on each platform.”
Bejeweled 3 features eight breathtaking game modes that cater to every mood: ease into Classic Bejeweled for cascades of fun; journey through 40 challenging Quest puzzles; charge up in Lightning for non-stop action; and fine-tune your Zen experience for an innovative new way to relax. Special gems and unlockable gameplay, including Poker Mode, Butterflies, Diamond Mine, and Ice Storm, add to the fun and challenge.
Originally launched in the spring of 2000, Bejeweled has become one of the top 10 video game franchises in history. More than half a billion people worldwide have played the game, and over 50 million units have been sold across 17 platforms from iPhone to Xbox and even airline seatbacks. An estimated 9 billion hours have been spent playing Bejeweled, and the game continues to sell at the rate of one copy every 4.3 seconds.
PopCap Games is the leading global developer, publisher and operator of casual video games: fun, easy-to-learn, captivating games that appeal to all ages across PC, mobile, social and other platforms. Based in Seattle, Washington, PopCap was founded in 2000, was acquired by Electronic Arts in 2011, and has a worldwide staff of more than 500 people in Seattle, San Francisco, Vancouver, B.C., Dublin, Seoul, Shanghai and Tokyo. PopCap's games have been downloaded over 1.5 billion times by consumers worldwide, and its flagship franchise, Bejeweled®, has sold more than 50 million units.
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