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TMCNet:  PopCap Launches Peggle 2 for Xbox One

[December 09, 2013]

PopCap Launches Peggle 2 for Xbox One

SEATTLE --(Business Wire)--

PopCap (News - Alert) Games, creator of some of the world's most beloved video game franchises and a division of Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA), today launched Peggle 2, the anticipated sequel to the number 1 puzzle game of 2007. Available exclusively first as a digital-only title on Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft (News - Alert), Peggle 2 features the peg-popping greatness of the original with plenty of new features and fun. Peggle 2 offers 60 levels, 60 trials, Peg Party multiplayer action, and four all-new Peggle Masters and power-ups at the price of $11.99 and is available now from the Xbox Live Games Store at http://bit.ly/Peggle2.

"With Peggle 2 we're taking everything that our fans love about Peggle and bringing it to another level," said Jared Neuss, Lead Producer on Peggle 2. "The new Peggle Masters have tons of personality, their powers are all completely over the top and there is a massive amount of content for players to explore."

Just as in the classic original, Peggle 2 combines elements of pinball, pachinko and billiards and adds liberal doses of whimsy, fun, excitement, and challenge - not to mention rainbows and a fifth of Beethoven.

Key features include:

  • Five Peggle Masters, each with multiple costumes
  • 60 all-new gameplay levels
  • 60 all-new trials
  • 180 objectives
  • Achievements and 1,000G to collect
  • Peg Party mode for multiplayer fun!
  • High-Definition graphics and orchestral audio specific to each Master
  • Kinect gesture and voice commands for in-game and menu controls (in some markets)
  • Sve and share your best, craziest and most amazing shots via Xbox One Game DVR and Upload (Xbox Live Gold membership required, sold separately)

Peggle 2 comes initially with five Peggle masters / power-ups, with more coming in future content updates. Returning from the original Peggle is Bjorn the unicorn, whose Super Guide power-up displays the path of the ball's first bounce (enhanced and improved compared to the original Peggle). The four new Peggle 2 masters are as follows: Berg, a lovable yeti whose Deep Freeze power causes pegs to slip and slide into each other, often with devastating chain reactions; Gnorman, a small gnome with big dreams and a power (Uber Volt) which supercharges the ball with electricity that lances out to strike two additional pegs for each hit peg; Jeffrey, a laid-back troll with a Bowlder power-up that smashes through pegs and bricks with crushing finality; and Luna, a mysterious, but loveable ghost girl whose Nightshade power turns blue pegs into spectral shadows through which the ball can pass to reach difficult orange pegs - while racking up all the points from phantom blue pegs to boot.

Peggle 2 is available now at http://www.xbox.com/xbox-one/games/peggle-2/. For more information visit www.popcap.com, press assets are available at http://info.ea.com. To join the conversation, like the game on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

About Electronic Arts

Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: EA) is a global leader in digital interactive entertainment. The Company delivers games, content and online services for Internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones and tablets. EA has more than 300 million registered players in over 200 countries.

In fiscal year 2013, EA posted GAAP net revenue of $3.8 billion. Headquartered in Redwood City, California, EA is recognized for a portfolio of critically acclaimed, high-quality blockbuster brands such as The Sims™, Madden NFL, FIFA Soccer, Need for Speed™, Battlefield™ and Mass Effect™. More information about EA is available at www.ea.com/news.

Peggle, The Sims, Need for Speed, Mass Effect and Battlefield are trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. and its subsidiaries. John Madden, NFL and FIFA are the property of their respective owners and used with permission.


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