Dublin – April, 26 th 2012 – PopCap Games, the worldwide leader in casual video games, today announced an update to its blockbuster puzzle game franchise, Bejeweled® for the iPhone® and iPod Touch®. The game is now available in French, Italian, German and Spanish and the update adds four new badges and Game Centre connectivity with 30 new achievements.
Featuring four games modes (Classic, Zen, Diamond Mine and Butterflies), the adaptation offers plenty of action for all gamers with visually stunning, retina display graphics, ultra-smooth action as you can make multiple matches while new gems fall into place.
Originally launched in the spring of 2000, Bejeweled has become one of the top 10 video game franchises in history. More than half a billion people worldwide have played the game, and over 50 million units have been sold across 18 platforms. An estimated 9 billion hours have been spent playing Bejeweled, and the game continues to sell at the rate of one copy every 4.3 seconds.
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.
Bejeweled and PopCap are trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc.