Casual games developer PopCap sends word that it is launching two new “greatest hits” compilations featuring many of its biggest-selling puzzle and action games. Dubbed PopCap Arcade Volume 1, for Xbox 360, features Bejeweled 2, AstroPop, Feeding Frenzy and Zuma; it retails for $29.95. The other compilation for the PS2 is dubbed PopCap Hits Volume 1 and features Bejeweled 2 and AstroPop for $19.95. This marks the first time that games from the company are available for the PS2 and Xbox 360 at retail.
Hoping to rope in more casual gamers, Microsoft announced the European launch of Xbox Live Arcade Unplugged Volume 1, a disc compilation featuring hit Xbox Live Arcade games plus a free month of Xbox Live Gold. The compilation will be arriving in stores across the region on September 15 for €40/ £25.
The pack includes the six following Xbox Live Arcade titles: Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved, Wik: Fable of Souls, Outpost Kaloki X, Bejeweled 2 Deluxe, Hardwood Backgammon and Texas Hold ’em. It also includes a free one month subscription to the online service as well as downloadable demos of Uno, Marble Blast Ultra and Feeding Frenzy.