D3Publishing announced today that it is working on the next game in the Puzzle Quest catalog, Puzzle Quest: Galactrix
. The new game will be in a futuristic, Science-fiction setting and will contain both casual and hardcore playability. The game will be played on a hexagonal board, and the storyline involves a scientific accident causing humankind to be under siege from an alien life form. The game is confirmed for Xbox Live Arcade, Nintendo DS and Windows PC and slated for a Fall 2008 release. Check out all the details in the release after the jump:
Feb 25, 2008 08:02
D3Publisher of America and Infinite Interactive Announce a Captivating New Odyssey to Conquer With Brand New Videogame Puzzle Quest: Galactrix!
LOS ANGELES --(Business Wire)-- Feb. 25, 2008 Thrilling casual and hardcore gamers alike with the announcement, D3Publisher of America, Inc. and Infinite Interactive Pty. Ltd. today confirmed their partnership for the development of brand new videogame Puzzle Quest: Galactrix, a rich new addition to the beloved Puzzle Quest universe. The game incorporates a powerful blend of casual and hardcore gameplay elements, similar to those adored by fans of the critically acclaimed Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords, into an all-new futuristic, science-fiction setting. Puzzle Quest: Galactrix is scheduled for release in Fall 2008.
"This extension of the Puzzle Quest brand establishes D3Publisher of America's first franchise, and exploring science fiction adventures in the Puzzle Quest universe is a natural extension of the product, " said Bill Anker, vice president, business development and licensing, D3Publisher. "Infinite Interactive made magic in a classic fantasy setting with Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords, so D3Publisher is excited to be on board for a sci-fi odyssey into the future with Puzzle Quest: Galactrix."
"D3's support of our inventive experiment to create compelling gameplay based on a combination of puzzles, strategy and role-playing reaped fantastic rewards for us and for game fans of multiple genres," said Steve Fawkner, President and Lead Designer of Infinite Interactive. "For Puzzle Quest: Galactrix, our development team will persist in that vein and introduce an innovative hexagonal puzzle board to the mix, along with a deeply immersive new science-fiction setting and storyline that gamers will find irresistible."
In Puzzle Quest: Galactrix a horrifying scientific accident has provoked another race to attempt extermination of humankind; players will create a persistent pilot who gains skills, crafts items, maneuvers among the universe's political factions, and upgrades the ultimate space fleet as they attempt to end the genocide. An innovative hexagonal puzzle board allows for a wide range of strategic depth as it heeds to gravity according to a player's location in the game universe. A rich and detailed storyline and fresh gameplay elements make the world of Puzzle Quest: Galactrix a captivating new adventure to explore and conquer.
Puzzle Quest: Galactrix is under development by Infinite Interactive Pty. Ltd., confirmed for Xbox LIVE(R) Arcade for Xbox 360(R) video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Windows PC and the Nintendo DS(TM) handheld system. The game is currently rated "RP" (Rating Pending) by the ESRB.
FOG Studios is the agency of record exclusively representing Infinite Interactive to publishers worldwide, and arranged the partnership with D3Publisher of America for both Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords and Puzzle Quest: Galactrix. An investment to Infinite Interactive from Film Victoria's Digital Media Prototyping program helped in the creation of the prototype for Puzzle Quest: Galactrix.