SEATTLE, Washington—March 28, 2013— PopCap Games, a worldwide leader in mobile and social games and a division of Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA), today announced the immediate availability of Bejeweled™ LIVE for Windows 8, Microsoft Corp.’s highly anticipated new version of its Windows operating system.
Bejeweled LIVE is a dazzling adaptation of PopCap’s seminal match-3 puzzle game, which has been played by more than half a billion people worldwide and was named the #1 puzzle game of the 21st century by Guinness World Records Gamer’s Edition. Bejeweled LIVE features three infinitely enthralling game modes sure to appeal to players of all ages: Classic Bejeweled, Diamond Mine and Butterflies, and is available now in the Windows Store for US$4.99.
“Bejeweled began life on Windows 98 way back in 2001 and has enjoyed tremendous global success on more than 20 different platforms since then,” said Heather Hazen, executive producer for the Bejeweled franchise. “We’re confident that the beautiful new design and solid foundation of Windows 8 will provide a fantastic experience with Bejeweled LIVE.”
“We’re ecstatic to welcome Bejeweled to the Windows Store,” said John Richards, senior director of Windows App Marketing. “Bejeweled brings a fun and engaging touch experience to Windows 8 users with features such as new Xbox LIVE achievements and support for tiles and Snap.”
Bejeweled Classic: Enjoy the #1 puzzle game of the century in its most popular match-3 mode.
Diamond Mine: Dig into Diamond Mine mode to blast gems and collect gold, diamonds and buried artifacts before the clock runs out!
Butterflies: Match gems to free the butterflies before they flutter up the board and become food for the hungry spider.
Made for Windows 8: Enjoy your game stats updates on the Start screen with the Bejeweled LIVE live tile, keep an eye on your e-mail while playing with Snap support, and check out your friends scores on Xbox LIVE!
Special Gems: Create electrifying special Flame gems, Star gems, Hypercubes and Supernova gems for more jewel-jarring, board-clearing effects.
Prove Your Prowess: Earn flashy Bejeweled badges and Xbox LIVE achievements to prove your multifaceted skills!
Ultra-Smooth Action: Make multiple matches while new gems fall into place.
Hints on Demand: Can’t quite spot the next gem match? Use the “Hint” button for quick tips.
Stats Galore: Gloat over your Bejeweled game scores for total matched gems, all-time best moves and top 10 personal bests in Classic and Diamond Mine!
PopCap Games is the leading global developer, publisher and operator of casual video games: fun, easy-to-learn, captivating games that appeal to all ages across PC, mobile, social and other platforms. Based in Seattle, Washington, PopCap was founded in 2000, was acquired by Electronic Arts in 2011, and has a worldwide staff of more than 400 people in Seattle, San Francisco, Vancouver, B.C., and Shanghai. PopCap's games have been downloaded over 1.5 billion times by consumers worldwide, and its flagship franchise, Bejeweled™, has sold more than 50 million units.
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