PopCap Games Officially Launches Solitaire Blitz™

DUBLIN, Ireland — March 6, 2012 — PopCap Games, the worldwide leader in casual video games, today announced the official global launch of Solitaire Blitz™, the company’s latest social game available on the Facebook platform.  The aquatically themed social card game debuted in February through a gradual beta launch before becoming available to the entire Facebook user base today.

In Solitaire Blitz, players compete with friends to discover a whole new world of solitaire in a fast-paced treasure hunt. By matching cards quickly using an up-and-down sequence, they race to clear the decks in 60 seconds and collect treasures to earn silver, the in-game currency redeemable for boosts (power-ups). Immersive environments inspired by early 20 th century art and literature are accompanied by a stunning orchestral score, creating a unique gaming environment unlike anything else on Facebook. 

“We’ve taken the world’s most well-known card game and created an exciting new social version using PopCap’s incredibly popular time-based Blitz mechanic made famous by Bejeweled Blitz and Zuma Blitz,” said Scott Willoughby, marketing manager for PopCap Games. “We’ve evolved a traditionally solitary pastime into a friendly, shared experience that’s fun for all ages.”

Assets for Solitaire Blitz, including screenshots, fact sheets and logos, can be found at: http://bit.ly/xmqwno, a trailer video can be found at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1Bp_DvJsrQ.

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 600 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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