360Sync nailed down a date with publisher D3 for the new Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords expansion. Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords - Revenge of the Plague Lord (could the name be any longer?) launches this week on Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008.
The basic details are as follows:
All that content will set you back 700 MSP. The expansion arrives on the heels of Puzzle Quest's induction into the Arcade Hits portfolio (which meant a drop to 800 MSP from 1200 MSP). Good timing or clever marketing? You decide.
Anyone looking to snap this up on Wednesday or are there other games you'd prefer to play?
In totally unsurprising (but fun) news, D3 has subtly informed the world of the presence of a Puzzle Quest sequel. Thanks to the hawk-like eyes over at Joystiq, D3's most recent press release has provided such important information to the masses. The game is slated to arrive this calendar year.
What can we expect in a sequel to Puzzle Quest? Surely there will be more jewel matching, spells, character classes, and pretty maps. Hopefully they'll avoid a repeat of some of those ridiculously impossible boss characters and the (hands down) worst voice acting in an XBLA game to date.
Seriously D3. I can't bear to hear that horribly fake sounding accent again.
Everyone is shocked. Rumor proved true. Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords, everyone's favorite match-three roleplaying game mashup (okay, only match-three RPG mashup), will be arriving in just two short days.
And what's tagging along beside it in the trip from vaporware to gaming reality is the little promotional car game that could: Yaris. Oh, and it's free. Yaris just went from your "whatever" list to your "download now" list, didn't it?
Oh, and Puzzle Quest is indeed 1200MSP. Let the debate begin!
Full details after the break.
[Update 2]: Apparently Yaris is only free/available in
the U.S./Canada North America. Mexico may commence rejoicing.
John Porcaro of Gamerscoreblog says:
The Yaris game isn't available worldwide because the game's portrayal and model options of the Yaris aren't available in all global markets, and the specific brand positioning of the Yaris is unique to the U.S. and Canada.
Since I seem to be the last to know about this I'll make it short. IGN is reporting that Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords is coming this Wednesday to XBLA. They are citing a mysterious press release (will someone please track this thing down for me) from publisher D3 which states that Puzzle Quest will arrive if "all goes well".
And here I was about to write a story about the recent appearance of a theme and picture pack for Puzzle Quest making me think the game was near. Silly me.
And in case, mysterious press releases aren't good enough for you, how about a very unsubtle visual hint seen this week OnTheSpot (at about 35:00-direct video player link).
Who's ready to shell out 1200MSP for some matchin' and questin' in and around good ol' Bartonia?
[via IGN, thanks Wasabi and McLean78]
My poor, sweet Unterhaltungssoftware Selbstkontrolle. I just want to fly out to Berlin, march my way to Marchlewskistraße and beg for your forgiveness. I know I've neglected you, but I'm back and I can't wait to pick up right where we left off.
Thanks to you, we now know that the following games have been rated:
See you soon, my dear USK.
[via the USK]
Just announcing the soon to arrive XBLA games was not enough for Microsoft. They went as far as sending out screenshots of the upcoming games. Tons of 'em.
Xbox360Fanboy's got them all up in convenient galleries but I'll make it even easier for you loyal XBLArcade readers. Below are direct gallery links for whatever XBLA flavor you're craving at the moment. That way you can skip right over the reading part at Xbox360Fanboy. I mean, who would want to read text when you can look at purdy pictures?
Okay, if you wanna read the post, it's here.
Sad that this Wednesday lacks the current trend of two-fers? Getting another retro title this week left you cold? Don't despair. Prepare for things to "heat up" very soon. The games coming out soon are "sizzling". Or so Microsoft would have you think.
The good news:
The bad news:
Feel free to add your own angry, sad, or psychotic, "where is _____?!?!?!" comments below.
Full "Media Alert" (cough*press release*cough) after that clicking thing you do below.
After a long silence we're proud to announce today contestants on the ESRB show.
In the red corner, weighing in with more rumored name changes than actual game details. It's a good game for the whole family with a rating of E. Once, it was called Tetris Splash...then Tetris Online...but now we're proud to announce the actual definitive title is...Tetris Splash. (Don't you just love a good anti-climax?)
And in the blue corner, weighing in with 33 characters including that pesky colon. It's as simple and addictive as Bejeweled and has nearly as many orcs as World of Warcraft (not really). It garnered a risque rating of E10+ for some seriously suggestive themes. It's...Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords.
It will be a heated open-ended fight to see which game will actually be released in a reasonable amount of time. My money is on both fighters passing out from
cert heat exhaustion and taking months to recover. Hopefully I am wrong.
[via the ESRB]