PopCap to Bring All New ‘Seek-and-Solve’ Puzzle Games to the Nintendo DS(R) With Amazing Adventures The Forgotten Ruins(TM) and Mystery P.I.(TM) – Portrait of a Thief

2008-07-25 05:00:00

PopCap to Bring All New ‘Seek-and-Solve’ Puzzle Games to the Nintendo DS(R) With Amazing Adventures The Forgotten Ruins(TM) and Mystery P.I.(TM) – Portrait of a Thief

     Leading Casual Games Company Adds to Growing Line-Up of DS Titles;

                  Peggle(TM) Also Slated for '08 Delivery



    SEATTLE, July 25 /EMWNews/ -- PopCap Games Inc., the leading

developer and publisher of casual video games, today announced it is

bringing two brand new 'seek-and-solve' puzzle adventure games to the

Nintendo DS(R) with Amazing Adventures The Forgotten Ruins(TM) and Mystery

P.I.(TM) -- Portrait of a Thief. Both games were inspired by the original

'hidden object' PC game series, but feature entirely new story lines,

locations, gameplay modes, and challenges. They are slated for release in

Winter 2008 and will each carry an MSRP of $19.95.



    The announcement comes on the heels of PopCap's unveiling of Peggle for

the Nintendo DS via a guest appearance by PopCap VP of video game platforms

Greg Canessa during the company's keynote presentation at CGA Seattle

yesterday. Coupled with PopCap's 'seek-and-solve' titles -- the company has

now secured its foothold as a leading DS supporter with a three title

line-up featuring the great gameplay and high entertainment value that has

become synonymous with the PopCap brand.



    "Not only are we bringing the highly anticipated Peggle to the DS in a

very customized way that will make it unique, but we are complimenting our

line-up with two additional titles from the increasingly popular

'seek-and-solve' casual phenomenon that continues to fuel mass-market

interest and enthusiasm," noted Greg Canessa, VP of video game platforms at

PopCap. "With Amazing Adventures The Forgotten Ruins and Mystery P.I. --

Portrait of a Thief, we're cementing our commitment to the Nintendo DS with

brand new adventures that have tremendously wide appeal to a rapidly

expanding audience of casual players."



    Amazing Adventures The Forgotten Ruins transports players to an

archeological dig, where they discover clues and follow a character-filled

storyline that will lead them to a long-lost Mayan ruin. The game features

18 missions and 9 DS-only locations through which players are challenged to

"find" over 90 hidden objects per scene. Players can also unlock additional

gameplay modes by locating bonus items such as Jade Masks and Mayan Glyphs.

The game includes four mini-games featuring unique stylus-based controls

and high score leaderboards, an interactive journal and bonus content.



    Mystery PI -- Portrait of a Thief challenges players to become a

private investigator and track an art thief to recover missing paintings

recently stolen from a private collection. The game features 18 missions

with multiple locations in each, including 9 DS-only locations. Players can

also collect awards, encounter new characters and keep track of their game

in the case log while unlocking secret gameplay modes and mini-game free

play. Mystery P.I. -- Portrait of a Thief also provides a dual screen

interface and touch-screen functionality.



    More information on the 'preview' of Peggle at last night's CGA keynote

presentation can be found in a separate announcement issued today by

PopCap.



    About PopCap



    PopCap Games (http://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

200 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(R), has sold more

than 10 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 and more), popular game consoles (such as Xbox), 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 operators and developers, and game device

manufacturers.



    The PopCap logo and all other trademarks used herein that are listed at

http://www.popcap.com/trademarks are owned by PopCap Games, Inc. or its

licensors and may be registered in some countries. Other company and

product names used herein may be trademarks of their respective owners and

are used for the benefit of those owners.





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