PopCap Games Introduces the Next Generation of Zuma® Blitz on Facebook with the Launch of Zuma Blitz: Kroakatoa Island

Dublin, Ireland — September 13, 2012— PopCap Games, a worldwide leader in mobile and social games and a division of EA, today announced the launch of Zuma ® Blitz: Kroakatoa Island, a major reinvention of one of the company’s most successful social games on Facebook.  Capitalizing on all the ‘ribbeting’ fun and game content found in the original Zuma Blitz, this next generation of PopCap’s popular franchise offers an entirely enhanced adventure with an expanded game board, 110 progress levels, explosive new power-ups, and powerful new player abilities. The game has been in beta testing for several weeks and is now available to all Facebook players.

"We’ve put a great deal of thought and energy into making the Zuma Blitz experience even better on Facebook, and the result is Zuma Blitz: Kroakatoa Island,” said Scott Willoughby, Zuma Blitz franchise manager.  “PopCap has significantly ratcheted up the fun factor with a more dynamic, expansive game board, dozens of new levels, two new power-ups, and a variety of cool new abilities that we believe will make the game more accessible and appealing to virtually all Facebook users, not just the 15 million who’ve played the original Zuma Blitz.”

Zuma Blitz: Kroakatoa Island lets players discover the hottest Zuma Blitz experience yet as they take on Facebook friends and blast balls from their fearless frog.  Players will enjoy new and enhanced features as they race the clock and destroy the chain of balls before it reaches the golden skull, while devouring island delicacies to score big, unlocking explosive new power-ups, and leaping up the leaderboard.

Key Features

◊    Collect Stars and Progress through 110 new levels of ball-blasting adventure

◊    Choose from 10 explosive Powers, including all-new Color Nuke and Wild Ball

◊    Select island “Treats” for an extra boost with the game’s all-new food system

◊    Share gifts and Life with Facebook friends to enhance your adventure and theirs

◊    Enjoy smoother, faster gameplay for the best “Zuma” experience yet

◊    Use the all-new Shot Aimer to sharpen ball-blasting skills

◊    Unlock powerful Spirit Animal Monuments

◊    Track your friends’ stats on the leaderboard

◊    Compete in weekly tournaments

About PopCap

PopCap Games is the leading global developer, publisher and operator of casual video games: fun, easy-to-learn, captivating games that appeal to all ages across PC, mobile, social and other platforms. Based in Seattle, Washington, PopCap was founded in 2000, was acquired by Electronic Arts in 2011, and has a worldwide staff of more than 500 people in Seattle, San Francisco, Vancouver, B.C., Dublin, Seoul, Shanghai and Tokyo. PopCap's games have been downloaded over 1.5 billion times by consumers worldwide, and its flagship franchise, Bejeweled ®, has sold more than 50 million units.

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Zuma  and PopCap are trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. 

International:

Stu Taylor

PopCap Games

staylor@popcap.com

+353 1 649 9602

 


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