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.