Thursday 17 th February 2011: Mastertronic Group, the UK’s leading independent publisher of computer and video games, today announced its bringing a new selection of games from PopCap Games, the worldwide leader in casual video gamesto retail outlets for the first time. Plants vs. Zombies GOTY, Bejeweled Blitz and Amazing Adventures the Caribbean Secret will be available to buy as of the 18 th February 2011.
Mastertronic’s Product Director Neil McKenna said “We’re delighted to bring these superb PopCap titles directly to shoppers in the UK. After successful releases via download it’s great to be able to put these excellent games onto shelves for gamers to buy. There remains a huge market for shoppers who like to purchase physical games and we’re hoping this range of PopCap titles will appeal to them.”
Plants vs. Zombies GOTY sees players placing different types of plants and fungi, such as potato mines, peashooters and many others, each with their own unique offensive or defensive capabilities, across the front garden, back garden, and roof of a house in order to stop a horde of zombies from devouring the brains of the residents. Amongst its accolades Plants vs. Zombies is the fastest selling iPhone game ever - having sold 300,000 copies in the first nine days it was available on the App store. The franchise has outstanding review scores with a current average of 88/100 on Metacritic. Plants vs. Zombies Game Of The Year edition is a re-released version of the original game featuring a host of bonus features.
Bejeweled Blitz is the social iteration of the most popular casual game series ever. The Bejeweled franchise boasts over 350 million downloads to date and over 50 million units. Based on the original Bejeweled format you now have 60 seconds to match and detonate as many gems as you can. Connect to Facebook and compete with your friends on the Web, iPhone and PC— or play and train offline to hone your skills.
Amazing Adventures the Caribbean Secret–this puzzle adventure is an excellent game for fans of all ages. To track down the treasure, you’ll need a sharp eye to seek and find over 2,000 cleverly hidden objects in 25 amazing Caribbean locations. Piece together all the clues and solve tons of unique mini-games in over 100 levels to complete the adventure.
Plants vs. Zombies GOTY, Bejewelled Blitz and Amazing Adventures the Caribbean Secret will be released for the PC on 18 th February 2011, at a value price point.
For more information, please contact Harry Cole or Simon Byron at Premier PR.
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About the Mastertronic Group Limited
Mastertronic Group offers a range of publishing services which help content creators and owners reach consumers via both packaged goods in high street and online retail and in the digitally only space. The Group has a number of publishing labels, each focused on specific audience demographics. Established PC titles are re-published through the Sold Out and M.A.D. (Mastertronic Added Dimension) ranges , Indie developed games from the digital space are published through Great Indie Games and casual games through Everyone Can Play . Specialist PC simulations are published under the Just Flight & Just Trains labels and console/ mobile formats (Wii, DS, Playstation, Xbox,, iOS and Android) via Blast Entertainment (children’s titles) and Mastertronic. The Group also offers a‘cradle to grave' total turnkey service for physical product, from marketing through packaging and warehousing, to retail and digital distribution, through The Producers as well as specialist PC download site, Get Games. For content owners who have their own brands and need access to retail markets, Mastertronic developed games to a wider audience, with the critically acclaimed World Of Goo released as the debut title in July 2009.
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 and has a worldwide staff of more than 400 people in Seattle, San Francisco, Chicago, 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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