You're probably wondering, "How can I get prepared?" There are two ways.
1. Play the Puzzle Quest 2 Facebook App
. Players can train as mages and concoct spells in the application, which is in beta testing and acts as a prequel to the full game. Some screens are below to give you an idea of what to expect.
2. Read the first part of the feature story. By clicking read more, you'll be able to read about "the saga of the village of Verloren, and the rabid beasts who inhabit the dungeons of the small town."
Both methods should make you more fully equipped to wage puzzle warfare when Puzzle Quest 2
hits XBLA and DS soon.
Make a Winning Match With the Puzzle Quest™ 2 Facebook Application Open Beta Test Now Available on the Facebook Fan Page
LOS ANGELES – April 29, 2010 – Launching today for the first time ever, players will be able to match up with friends or play on their own in the Puzzle Quest™ 2: Mage Trainer open beta test on Facebook from D3Publisher. The Facebook application can be accessed at http://apps.facebook.com/PQMageTrainer/ or from the Puzzle Quest 2 fan page located at www.facebook.com/PuzzleQuest2 and is a prequel to the upcoming hit video game, Puzzle Quest 2 on Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and the Nintendo DS™ system.
The Puzzle Quest 2: Mage Trainer application will introduce players to the basic puzzle board gameplay tactics and spells using a variant on the Sorcerer character class that is one of the four classes featured in Puzzle Quest 2. The application will serve as a demo and training tool for the novice Puzzle Quest player to get familiarized with the game and the fun of puzzle adventuring. Experienced players will find the competition stimulating and challenging as they acquaint themselves with the all new weapon attacks and uses of the purple gems that is featured exclusively in Puzzle Quest 2 while in pursuit of their friends’ top score on the leaderboard.
Developed by Infinite Interactive, Puzzle Quest 2 is rated “E10+” (Mild Fantasy Violence, Mild Language, Mild Suggestive Theme) by the ESRB for Xbox LIVE Arcade and Nintendo DS™. For more information on Puzzle Quest 2, please visit www.puzzle-quest.com.
About Puzzle Quest 2
Puzzle Quest 2 is a brand new adventure from Infinite Interactive, the award winning developer of the supreme puzzle-rpg experience. Featuring a hallmark blend of match-3 gem matching and fantasy, Puzzle Quest 2 offers a captivating, rewarding, and accessible journey for players of all skill levels using all new weapons, spells, shields and more as players make their way to reclaim the once peaceful village of Verloren from the evil clutch of the demon Gorgon.
PUZZLE QUEST 2: THE STORY SO FAR..
Not even the eldest citizens from the town of Verloren remember their sleepy village as the site of the once mighty fortress built to protect the world from a great evil. As stories fade with every generation, the tale of the evil which had been secured behind the strong walls of Verloren has become the subject of myth.
And while no one in Verloren is quite sure why the great crumbling stone walls surround their town, there are several in the realm of Etheria who have not forgotten... These heroes have watched as the days have slowly grown dark again, and when entire Verloren families have been reported as missing – taken from their homes in the night, one hero is sent to investigate.
When the hero arrives, he finds the town square overrun with Goblins.
Upon vanquishing the Goblins, the hero tracks the Goblin’s origins to ruins of a centuries’ old tower on the outskirts of town, a tower now buried deep within a sea of ice…
Your mission (as a male or female Barbarian, Assassin, Sorcerer, or Templar) is to explore this strange labyrinth carved out of ice and castle ruins. Is it just a last refuge for rabid beasts, minions of the undead, and mythical creatures long considered vanquished, or is there something more powerful at work? Perhaps something more sinister is using these creatures to protect the recesses of its lair, as it implements a plan far more disastrous for all of mankind?
In the tradition of the original Puzzle Quest – Puzzle Quest 2 combines an easy-to-play match-3-based puzzle system with the a compelling fantasy adventure and strategic turn-based combat found at the heart of all great role-playing games.
Puzzle Quest 2 further intensifies the puzzle-RPG blend as action points are awarded for deeper combat experience. Exploration of the dungeon-crawling variety also brings with it new puzzling mini-games when finding loot, discovering and disarming traps, breaking down doors, picking locks, and more.
Level your hero, learn new spells, acquire new deadlier weapons, better armor, and put your puzzle skills to the ultimate test against more dangerous foes as you descend deeper and deeper into this dungeon. What lies in wait? It is said “No Daemon sleeps forever...”