D3Publisher has announced that it will release Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords for Wii, PS2 and PC this Fall along with a mobile version in early 2008. The best-selling puzzle game for DS will also be available in the coming months on Xbox Live Arcade as previously announced.
“The lightning quick acceptance and praise we received from fans and press for the fun, deeply immersive gaming experience we created by mixing RPG elements with puzzle gameplay were a dream come true when Puzzle Quest launched,” said Steve Fawkner, lead designer and chief executive officer of Infinite Interactive Pty. Ltd., creators of Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords. “The gaming community has offered such warm support and we are elated to open the game up to more fans by offering new ways to play.”
The PSP, PS2 and Wii versions are being developed by Vicious Cycle Software, while the PC version is being handled by THQ’s ValuSoft and Wireless divisions.
D3Publisher has announced its lineup for Q1, focusing on the two competing portables – DS and PSP. Their lineup consists of Puzzle Quest, Challenge of the Warlords, Fossil League and Cube. Details:
Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords is available on the PSP® and the Nintendo DS™ handheld system. Puzzle Quest’s genre-bending style of gameplay is rooted in a classic puzzle gameboard setting and incorporates role-playing and strategy elements, multiplayer gameplay modes and an engaging storyline that will immerse players in the richly diverse game world, offering a compelling gameplay experience.
Set in the Warlords universe, Puzzle Quest challenges gamers to create, develop and customise the ultimate hero to save the land of Etheria from the evil Lord Bane. In order to advance, players will battle in turn-based, head-to-head “match-three” style puzzle games in one of three distinct gameplay modes: Single-player will allow gamers to battle against the computer AI as they embark on over 150 challenging quests, Instant Action will allow gamers to jump in and immediately play continuous battles to level-up characters without participating in quests, and Multiplayer will allow games to battle live opponents via wireless connectivity on both the PSP system and Nintendo DS handheld system. Victory will advance the player’s hero, magical arsenal, creature companions and more-ultimately rewarding gamers at nearly every turn and providing endless hours of replayablity.
Available exclusively for the Nintendo DS™, Fossil League follows the epic journey of boy action-star Taiga as he travels back in time to historic Jurassic eras to recover his stolen and most personal treasure, the “Big Mother” fossil. Fossil League offers unique Pokemon-style RPG action with players adventuring as Taiga to battle, tame, and collect realistic 3D dinosaur models each with their own special powers. A “dinopedia” will give players true dinosaur facts and game tips as they engage in fun mini-games, utilise special attacks and experience cool archaeological digs.
Cube is available exclusively for the PSP™ and is a highly addictive strategy/puzzle game that challenges players to make their way through suspended 3D worlds of platforms and mazes. Each level is jam-packed with obstacles and collectible items for players of all ages to enjoy. Offering endless hours of replayability, players can explore Cube on impulse or take down total environments in one sitting. Cube offers compelling single and multiplayer modes and allows players to create and share custom levels with friends.