D3Publisher just announced that last year's Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords
(a GamingNexus contender
for Game of the Year 2007) and the expansion, Revenge of the Plague Lord
(more of a good thing
), are working on bundling themselves together for the PlayStation Network. Though no price tag is printed out yet, this will officially put the highly-addictive match-three puzzler/RPG onto every now-gen system.
PUZZLE QUEST: CHALLENGE OF THE WARLORDS™
AND ITS FULL EXPANSION PACK CONTENT ARE CONFIRMED
IN A CLEAN SWEEP FOR D3PUBLISHER
LOS ANGELES – September 26, 2008 – D3Publisher, a publisher and developer of interactive entertainment software, is proud to announce that Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords, the #1 selling new puzzle franchise in 2007 according to NPD, and the game’s companion expansion content Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords- Revenge of the Plague Lord are confirmed to debut via PlayStation®Store this Winter. Fans have called for the game to launch for PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system, and D3Publisher responded favorably to the requests by brokering a plan that presents both the original game and the extremely robust expansion content together in one download, via a single purchase through the PlayStation Store. This announcement confirms Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords will be available for all major home videogaming systems, meeting popular demand by making sure every gamer can play no matter the platform.
“Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords crafted a new genre when it launched in 2007, and players’ enthusiasm for fresh experiences spurred D3 to release the game across every major gaming system in our current market,” said Peter Andrew, vice president of product development, D3Publisher. “We plan to bring an equally inspiring gameplay experience to players across the globe with Puzzle Quest: Galactrix in early 2009, so prepare for more nights of puzzle tiles dancing behind your eyelids!”
Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords tasks players to engage in battles fought by means of competitive, head-to-head and “match-three” style puzzle games in one of three gameplay modes: Single-player, Instant Action or Multiplayer. Victory will advance a players’ customizable hero, magical arsenal, creature companions and more – ultimately rewarding gamers at nearly every turn and deepening their immersion into the richly diverse world. The Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords- Revenge of the Plague Lord expansion pack offers fans hours of additional gameplay, with four brand new Hero Professions: Bard, Rogue, Ranger and Warlock. Players adventure to surmount new quests, spells and magical items as they’re immersed into the compelling story of Antharg, the Lord of Plague and brother to the infamous Lord Bane. New conflicts challenge veteran and casual fans alike for hours of entertainment.
Puzzle Quest: Galactrix is 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. 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: Challenge of the Warlords and the Plague Lord expansion content for PlayStation Network are rated “E 10+” (Everyone 10 and older—suggestive themes) for all platforms by the ESRB, and are co-developed by Infinite Interactive Pty. Ltd. and Kalloc.
Puzzle Quest: Galactrix is under development by Infinite Interactive Pty. Ltd. and is confirmed for Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Nintendo DS™ system and Windows PC. The game is currently rated “RP” (Rating Pending) by the ESRB and scheduled for release in early 2009. For all the most up-to-date information about the Puzzle Quest universe, please visit: www.puzzle-quest.com.
D3Publisher, a subsidiary of D3, Inc., is a leading interactive entertainment publisher and distributor for licensed and original titles for personal computers, major console platforms and handheld systems. D3Publisher has operations in the U.S., U.K., and Japan. The company also owns development studio Vicious Cycle Software, Inc., and its technology platform, Vicious Engine. Recent releases have included Dark Sector®, Dead Head Fred®, Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords®, and Ben 10™: Protector of Earth. For more information about D3Publisher, please visit: www.d3publisher.com.