PopCap Goes Peggle Crazy!


Over the next three months, PopCap Games is going to be all about Peggle, Peggle and more Peggle. The three-month Peggle celebration begins with today’s shipping of Peggle Dual Shot for the DS and continues throughout March with new Peggle adaptations for iPhone and Xbox Live Arcade and a 75% discount on the PC download version (you can get the full game now for only $5!). Then in April, Peggle Nights hits store shelves for PC (it came out as a digital download for Mac last week) along with the four-game Xbox 360 compilation PopCap Arcade Volume 2, which of course stars Peggle. And finally in May, Peggle will spread its addictive charms to Android smartphones. That’s a lot of platforms, though I wonder why PopCap isn’t spreading Peggle love to the PlayStation Network…

But that’s still not all. Today also comes with the launch of a Peggle art contest and the release of a free level add-on pack for Peggle Nights. Damn, that’s a lot of Peggle!

“Peggle is a pretty special little game, and it deserves all the attention to detail and high touch polish we’ve given it,” said PopCap co-founder and Chief Creative Officer Jason Kapalka. “We’ve gone beyond just porting Peggle and have really opened up new territory for the game with the iPhone’s input and control mechanisms and by partnering with Q Entertainment on the development of Peggle Dual Shot for Nintendo DS. Add to that the cool multiplayer modes in the Xbox 360 and XBLA versions, and these are really adaptations of the game designed to tap the unique aspects of each respective device and service. It’s been really cool to see how the game has evolved and expanded.”

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