PopCap Games announced it is expanding its blockbuster Peggle franchise with Peggle and the Peggle Nights add-on for the PlayStation Network as well as the Peggle Nights content pack for Xbox LIVE Arcade. A cult fan favorite among hardcore gamers and casual players alike, Peggle and the Peggle Nights add-on pack, published by Sony Online Entertainment, can be purchased beginning November 19 from the PlayStation Store for US $9.99 and US $4.99, respectively. The Peggle Nights content pack for XBLA will be available for download November 18 for 400 Microsoft points (US $5.00).
Since its introduction in February 2007, the Peggle series – inspired by the classic gameplay of pinball and pachinko — has been downloaded more than 60 million times for PC/Web and has garnered more than a dozen awards from leading industry critics. After launching on XBLA earlier this year, Peggle again received top accolades, becoming an instant best-seller with the addition of its wildly popular, multiplayer Peg Party mode.
"Peggle has become a cult gaming phenomenon, blowing away our original expectations for the game," stated Ed Allard, vice president of strategic development at PopCap. "With these latest game installments, we're delivering even more features that appeal to diehard enthusiasts with hours of great gameplay, competitive multiplayer experiences and community elements that the PlayStation Network and Xbox LIVE communities should really enjoy."
Peggle and Peggle Nights Add-On Pack for PlayStation Network
The PlayStation Network edition of Peggle brings all the compelling gameplay action of the original PC version, including 55 levels of ball-bouncing madness, 10 unlockable Peggle Masters, Quick Play mode, Duel mode, and 75 Challenge mode levels. For non-stop competitive action, players can choose from two multiplayer options: two-player Duel mode, or Peg Party mode, where up to four players can compete against one another simultaneously.
Peggle Nights, the award-winning follow up to Peggle, transports players into the 'dream worlds' of each of the Peggle Masters. With five beautifully rendered and themed levels for each character's secret dreams and aspirations, Peggle Nights also introduces Marina, an eleventh Peggle Master. The Peggle Nights add-on for PlayStation Network allows players to enjoy all the levels and challenges in the original PC version of the game and more: 60 levels of Peggle Nights content in the exclusive multiplayer modes; Peggle Nights Adventure mode, including the Nights story; 60 Peggle Nights Challenges; the trophy room; adventure statistics; and three new PlayStation Network trophies.
Additionally, the PlayStation Network versions of Peggle and Peggle Nights offer Remote Play capability and XMB support, allowing gamers to stream their own music during gameplay as well as view and play Peggle and Peggle Nights on the PSP system
and PSPgo system. Players can also take advantage of YouTube integration to upload and share replay videos of their best and wildest shots and scores.
Peggle Nights Content Pack for Xbox LIVE
Peggle Nights is also being offered as premium downloadable content for Peggle on XBLA, the phenomenally popular game hit launched on Xbox LIVE Arcade last spring. Peggle Nights features all the great gameplay of the original PC version and more, including new Peggle Master, Marina, as well as the ability to battle friends and foes, and compare Peggle prowess in the four-player Peg Party and two-player Duel modes. The game also features 60 Peggle Nights levels for multiplayer over Xbox LIVE and all single player/local modes; the Peggle Nights Adventure mode, including the Nights story; 60 Peggle Nights Challenges; the trophy room; adventure statistics; and three new Xbox achievements.
The Peggle family of games is available across numerous platforms, including PC, Mac, Web, video iPod, iPod Touch, iPhone, 650 models of mobile feature phones and smartphones, Nintendo DS, the PlayStation Network, and Xbox LIVE Arcade.
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