PopCap games confirmed for PSN

By Patrick Garratt, Thursday, 29 January 2009 14:47 GMT

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A bunch of PopCap casual classics – Bejeweled 2, Zuma, Heavy Weapon, Peggle and Feeding Frenzy – are to appear on PSN.

Bejeweled 2 is now available in the US, with European version to follow.

The other games are yet to be dated. All feature Trophies and PSP Remote Play.

Press release after the break.

Play Classic Casual Games Bejeweled®2, ZumaTM, Heavy WeaponTM, PeggleTM and Feeding FrenzyTM, on the PlayStation®Network
Sony Online Entertainment and PopCap Games Announce Publishing Agreement that Brings Five New Titles to the PSN

SAN DIEGO, CALIF. – Jan. 29, 2009 – Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) and PopCap Games Inc. announced an exclusive publishing agreement that will bring five hit titles to the PlayStation®Network, with the first, Bejeweled® 2, being available immediately for download in North America with European versions to follow at a later date. Fan favorites, Zuma™, Heavy Weapon™, Peggle™ and Feeding Frenzy™ will also become available for download soon thereafter.

“As leaders in their genre, PopCap is to casual games what SOE is to MMOs,” said John Smedley, president of Sony Online Entertainment. “Being the second largest publisher on the PlayStation Network, SOE is excited that this partnership will expand the PlayStation®Network catalog with awesome casual titles that players of all types can enjoy.”

Beginning today, Bejeweled 2 is scheduled to be available for purchase from the PlayStation® Store for $9.99 (plus applicable taxes) and features four unique ways to play the time-honored Match-3 game. Players can solve handcrafted brainteasers in Puzzle mode while up against the clock or kick back, relax and rack up the points in Endless mode. With awe-inspiring planetary backdrops, explosive new gems and dazzling special effects, Bejeweled 2 is more wildly irresistible than ever before!

Features Include:
– PlayStation®Network Trophies!
– PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) Remote Play
– Stunning 3D special effects and HD resolution (up 1080p).
– Explosive new pieces: power gems, hyper cubes and time bombs!
– Four ways to play: Classic, Action, Puzzle and Endless modes
– Explore a galaxy of handcrafted puzzles in Puzzle mode.
– Play for eternity and collect jewelry in relaxing Endless mode.
– Discover secret game modes!
– Hint-on-demand feature!

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