SEATTLE, June 14 /PRNewswire/ -- PopCap Games, the worldwide leader in casual video games, today announced the launch of Bejeweled® 2 for WiiWare™.
Coinciding with the tenth anniversary of Bejeweled, and adapted and optimized for console play on the Nintendo Wii™, Bejeweled 2 can be purchased now via download for 1000 Wii points. Bejeweled's arrival marks the 16th platform on which the seminal match-3 game is available, making it one of the most ubiquitous video games of the 21st century.
"Bejeweled 2 for WiiWare delivers a host of exclusive features and capabilities that take full advantage of the Nintendo Wii, and catapult the Bejeweled franchise to new heights," noted Ed Allard, head of worldwide studios at PopCap. "Along with enthralling gameplay from the original Mac/PC versions, the Wii version integrates customizable Mii characters and global leaderboards, and uses unique control systems that feature the Wii Remote – all of which add new dimensions of fun and excitement to the Bejeweled experience."
Bejeweled 2 for WiiWare delivers PopCap's classic match-three puzzle action with all of the non-stop gameplay featured in four original game modes – Action, Classic, Endless, and Puzzle. Along with beautiful planetary backgrounds and the ability to pick up and play quickly and easily, Bejeweled 2 also showcases many features exclusive to the Wii:
Mii Integration: Your Mii keeps track of your stats, scores and progress in Bejeweled 2. They are also with you in gameplay and react to a good match, or a huge cascade.
Global Leaderboards: See how you stack up against other players worldwide as you compare scores in Classic and Action mode.
Local Leaderboards: Battle for Bejeweled supremacy in your very own house. Use your Mii to keep track of scores locally and compare them to your friends and family.
Unique Controls: Enjoy four different control schemes that feature the Wii Remote, and the optional Classic Controller and the Nunchuk.
PopCap Games (www.popcap.com) is the leading multi-platform provider of casual video games: fun, easy-to-learn, captivating games that appeal to everyone from age 6 to 106 and are available anytime, anywhere. Based in Seattle, Washington, PopCap was founded in 2000 and has a worldwide staff of more than 275 people in Seattle, San Francisco, Chicago, Vancouver, B.C., Dublin, Seoul, and Shanghai. Its games have been downloaded over 1.5 billion times by consumers worldwide, and its flagship title, Bejeweled, has sold more than 50 million units across all platforms. Constantly acclaimed by consumers and critics, PopCap's games are played on the Web, social platforms, desktop computers, myriad mobile devices (cell phones, smartphones, PDAs, Pocket PCs, iPod, iPhone, iPad and more), popular game consoles (such as Xbox and DS), and in-flight entertainment systems. PopCap has been one of the most innovative companies in the video game industry since its inception a decade ago. Pioneering new game mechanics, sales models, and platforms ranging from mobile devices to online and location-based games of chance, PopCap is the only video game provider in the world with leading market share across the entire spectrum.
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