DUBLIN, Ireland– September 15, 2009— PopCap Games, the leading developer and publisher of casual games, today announced that Zuma’s Revenge!™, the highly anticipated sequel to the original hit game that has sold 17 million copies worldwide, is now available for PC and Mac via Web download at PopCap.com, and for PC at North American retail outlets including Wal-Mart, Best Buy, Amazon.com and Target. Zuma’s Revenge! effectively re-imagines the ball-blasting fun of the original Zuma® from the ground up with eye-popping high-res graphics, new game mechanics and modes, boss battles and more.
The launch of Zuma’s Revenge! also signals two PopCap milestones– in the US, it marks the first time in PopCap’s history that it has delivered a game simultaneously to retail and Web/online channels. Internationally, it is the first PopCap title to launch in 8 different languages - Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and Swedish - demonstrating a further commitment to PopCap’s global customer base.
In Zuma the player takes the role of a fearless ball-shooting frog, exploring ancient temples and ruins. By firing colored spheres into an advancing chain of balls to make matches of three or more, the frog blasts his way through a series of arcade challenges. The sequel brings the player to an all-new setting, the Polynesian paradise ruled by Zhaka Mu, and ups the ante with nearly triple the screen resolution of the original game, cool 3-D particle effects, and support for widescreen monitors. Further, Zuma’s Revenge takes the relatively basic point-and-click input of the original Zuma up several notches, incorporating horizontal and vertical“sliding” as well as the ability to hop from one lily pad to another to achieve greater flexibility and hit hard-to-reach areas of the screen. All-new tiki boss enemies provide a climactic ending to each major stage of the game and introduce various new forms of attack and defense that must be used to succeed in the game.
Features in Zuma’s Revenge! include:
• More than 60 all-new levels in the Adventure mode alone
• Six mini-game Boss Battles that introduce explosive new attacks and wily defenses
• Three all-new power-up effects: Lightning, Laser, and Tri-Shot (plus all the power-ups from the original Zuma)
• New methods of movement like lily-pad hopping, slide-aiming, and more
• 70 all-new Challenges in the Jungle of Mystery, Quiet Village, Lost City and Mosquito Coast– featuring new bonus multiplier effects in a beat-the-clock format.
• Run the Iron Frog gauntlet featuring an additional 10 all-new levels that must be conquered consecutively
• Get hoppin’ in Heroic Frog mode, offering tougher, nearly infinite replayability of Adventure mode
• Amazing graphics and effects that bring the Zuma franchise into the modern world of gaming
PopCap Games ( www.popcap.com) is the leading multi-platform provider of“casual games”— fun, easy-to-learn, captivating computer games that appeal to everyone from age 6 to 106. Based in Seattle, Washington, PopCap was founded in 2000 and has a worldwide staff of over 230 people in Seattle, San Francisco, Chicago, Vancouver, B.C., Dublin, and Shanghai. Its games have been downloaded more than 1 billion times by consumers worldwide, and its flagship title, Bejeweled®, has sold more than 25 million units across all platforms. Constantly acclaimed by consumers and critics, PopCap’s games are played on the Web, desktop computers, myriad mobile devices (cell phones, smartphones, PDAs, Pocket PCs, iPod, iPhone and more), popular game consoles (such as Xbox and DS), and in-flight entertainment systems. PopCap is the only casual games developer with leading market share across all major sales channels, including Web portals, retail stores, mobile phones and MP3 players, and game devices.
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