SAN DIEGO, Calif.– February 18, 2010– Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) today announced the impending release of PopCap’s blockbuster franchise Peggle™ and Peggle Nights add-on pack for the PlayStation®Network in Europe. A cult favorite among hardcore gamers and casual players alike, Peggle and the Peggle Nights add-on pack are scheduled for release on February 11th and can be purchased from the PlayStation®Store for£6.29 and£3.19 respectively.
Since its introduction in February 2007, the Peggle series -- inspired by the classic gameplay of pinball, pool and pachinko -- has been downloaded more than 60 million times for PC/Web and has garnered more than a dozen awards from leading industry critics. After launching on the PlayStation Network (US) earlier this year, Peggle again received top accolades, becoming an instant best-seller with the addition of its wildly popular, multiplayer Peg Party mode.
“Peggle has become a cult gaming phenomenon, blowing away our original expectations for the game,” stated Ed Allard, vice president of strategic development at PopCap.“We are delighted to bring Peggle to the PlayStation Network in Europe - with these latest game installments, we’re delivering even more features that appeal to Peggle enthusiasts, competitive multiplayer experiences and community elements that the PlayStation Network community really enjoy.”
The PlayStation Network adaptation of Peggle brings all the engaging gameplay action of the original PC version, including 55 levels of ball-bouncing madness, 10 unlockable Peggle Masters, Quick Play mode, Duel mode, and 75 Challenge mode levels. For non-stop competitive action, players can choose from two multiplayer options: two-player Duel mode, or Peg Party mode, where up to four players can compete against one another simultaneously.
Peggle Nights, the award-winning follow up to Peggle, transports players into the‘dream worlds’ of each of the Peggle Masters. With five beautifully rendered and themed levels for each character’s secret dreams and aspirations, Peggle Nights also introduces Marina, an eleventh Peggle Master. The Peggle Nights add-on* for PlayStation Network allows players to enjoy all the levels and challenges in the original PC version of the game and more: 60 levels of Peggle Nights content in the exclusive multiplayer modes; Peggle Nights Adventure mode, including the Nights story; 60 Peggle Nights Challenges; the trophy room; adventure statistics; and three new PlayStation Network trophies.
Additionally, the PlayStation Network adaptations of Peggle and Peggle Nights offer Remote Play capability and XMB™ support, allowing gamers to stream their own music during gameplay as well as view and play Peggle and Peggle Nights on the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system and PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) go system. Players can also take advantage of YouTube integration to upload and share replay videos of their best and wildest shots and scores.
About Sony Online Entertainment
Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) is a recognized worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online games which have entertained millions of players around the globe. SOE creates and delivers compelling entertainment for the personal computer, online, game console and wireless markets. Known for its blockbuster franchise EverQuest®, its successful online trading card game Legends of Norrath®, as well as the recent kids’ phenomenon Free Realms™, SOE continues to raise the bar for online gaming and players worldwide. Headquartered in San Diego, with additional studios in Austin, Seattle, Denver, Tucson, and Taiwan, SOE has a slate of engaging, high-quality games currently in development across new genres for all platforms and audiences.
PopCap Games ( www.popcap.com) is the leading multi-platform provider of fun, easy-to-learn, captivating video 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 240 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 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, MP3 players, and game devices.
*The Peggle Nights add-on pack for PlayStation Network requires purchase of Peggle for PlayStation Network.
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