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Bejeweled 3 now available on Xbox Live for gem addicts

Posted by: Travis at 10/19/2011 12:02 PM
PopCap Games has announced that Bejeweled 3 is now available on Xbox Live with HD graphics and added depth to the iconic match-3 puzzle gameplay from past titles in the series. The game's list of modes include Classic, Lightning, Poker, Butterflies, Ice Storm and Diamond Mine complete with achievements and leaderboards.

Bejeweled 3 is available now on Xbox Live for 1200 Microsoft Points and in stores on November 15 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Nintendo DS.



PopCap Games Launches Bejeweled® 3 on Xbox LIVE® Arcade

Casual Games Leader Expands Flagship Franchise with New Adaptations for Xbox 360®, Nintendo DS® and PlayStation®3 System


SEATTLE, Washington—October 19, 2011—PopCap Games, the worldwide leader in casual games, today announced the immediate global availability of Bejeweled® 3 for download on Xbox LIVE® Arcade for 1200 Microsoft Points (US$15.00). Expanding the franchise with additional new adaptations, Bejeweled 3 for Nintendo DS®, PlayStation®3 and Xbox 360® will hit retail shelves on November 15.

Featuring twice the game modes of its predecessor as well as eight mini-games and enhanced sound and graphics, Bejeweled 3 is a quantum leap forward in the match-3 category pioneered by the original Bejeweled. This adaptation offers visually stunning, high resolution graphics, plenty of action for all gamers with the full suite of Bejeweled 3 games and modes, including leaderboards for Classic, Lightning, Poker, Butterflies, Ice Storm and Diamond Mine, plus four special gems, five elite badges, and 15 achievements.

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.

About PopCap
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.