For immediate release
August 2009– The much-anticipated sequel to PopCap’s Peggle, the Casual Game of 2007, is hitting retail shelves courtesy of Focus Multimedia. Peggle Nights takes players into the“dream worlds” of each of the eleven Peggle Masters– so fans can live their favourite Peggle characters’ wildest dreams!
The original Peggle game took the world by storm - winning multiple awards and delighting casual and hardcore gamers alike. With its all-new features, including 60 unique levels and a new Peggle Master, Peggle Nights is sure to delight existing Peggle players - while also making some new peg-popping friends.
Peggle is described as a compelling blend of pachinko, pool and pinball. Players fire a metallic silver ball from the top of the screen, relying on gravity to propel the ball downwards while it ricochets off orange and blue "pegs".
The goal is to clear all the orange pegs from the screen before running out of balls. A moving "bucket" at the bottom of the screen offers free balls, while green power-up pegs give the player special abilities via the Peggle Masters who guide players through the game. These power-ups include explosive area-clearing blasts, lobster claws that serve as pinball-type flippers and "fireballs" that cut through all pegs in their path.
• Four Modes of Gameplay, giving you hours upon hours of addictive fun:
o Adventure Mode– your quest to become a Peggle Master
o Duel Mode– play against friends or the computer
o Challenge Mode - increasingly difficult goals across 75 levels
o Quick Play Mode - choose favourite levels and power-ups or allow the game to pick random ones!
• New Peggle Master: Marina the Squid has an electric new power-up to add to your arsenal
• 60 newly designed levels
• 60 new challenges
• New style shots: More ways to score bonus points
• All-New Soundtrack: But still retaining the iconic‘Ode to Joy’ which plays on completion of a level
• Level Packs: Easy to install additional levels are downloadable for free from PopCap’s website
PopCap Games is the leading developer and publisher of broadly appealing video games. Their top game titles have been downloaded more than 1 billion times by consumers worldwide. PopCap’s Peggle has been downloaded more than 50 million times since its first introduction in March 2007. The Peggle series— available for PC, Mac, Web, video iPod, iPod Touch, iPhone, 650 models of mobile feature phones and smartphones, Nintendo DS and Xbox Live Arcade— has garnered more than a dozen awards from leading industry associations and trade journals.
Peggle Nights joins Focus Multimedia’s Essential range of great value PC games and software. Every Focus Essential title has the suggested retail price of just£9.78 including VAT.
Peggle Nights can be purchased on PC CD-ROM from all good retailers, or may be ordered direct from www.focusmm.co.uk.
About Focus Multimedia
Focus Multimedia is one of the UK’s leading consumer software publishers. Within a comprehensive and constantly evolving product range, Focus is able to offer more than 200 high quality PC software titles for all the family. The company consistently delivers quality, value and choice across its market-leading PC budget software brands - Essential, Revival and PC Fun Club. Focus’ portfolio includes many highly acclaimed brands, amongst them; Bejeweled, BitDefender, Brain Trainer, CSI, Disney Pixar Cars, Driving Test Success, Encyclopaedia Britannica, LEGO, Lost, Mystery Case Files, Nancy Drew, Oxford University Press, Scooby Doo, Scrabble and SpongeBob SquarePants, and many more. For further information on Focus Multimedia please visit www.focusmm.co.uk. All copyrights and trademarks are acknowledged as the property of their respective owners. All rights reserved.
PopCap Games ( www.popcap.com) is the leading multi-platform provider of“casual games”— fun, easy-to-learn, irresistible 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 timeless 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 360 and Nintendo 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, consoles, mobile phones and MP3 players.
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