“We believe consumers will enjoy the combination of much-loved gameplay styles incorporated into Puzzle Quest and find the game to be a compelling choice for casual or on-the-go gamers, as well as offer a great challenge to more seasoned gamers,” said Michael Scharnikow, senior marketing manager, D3PA. “Puzzle Quest can be enjoyed in either long or short doses of gameplay for a casual, yet also deeply satisfying and immersive, gameplay experience.”
Set in the Warlords universe, Puzzle Quest challenges gamers to create, develop and customize the ultimate hero to save the land of Etheria from the evil Lord Bane. In order to advance, players will battle in turn-based, head-to-head “match-three” style puzzle games in one of three distinct gameplay modes: Single-player will allow gamers to battle against the computer AI as they embark on over 150 challenging quests, Instant Action will allow gamers to jump in and immediately play continuous battles to level-up characters without participating in quests, and Multiplayer will allow gamers to battle live opponents via wireless connectivity on both the PSP system and Nintendo DS handheld system. Victory will advance the player’s hero, magical arsenal, creature companions and more—ultimately rewarding gamers at nearly every turn and providing endless hours of replayablity.
Puzzle Quest will ship to North American retail stores in March 2007.