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Bejeweled Twist

Platform(s): Nintendo DS, PC
Genre: Puzzle
Publisher: PopCap Games
Developer: PopCap Games
Release Date: Oct. 27, 2008

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'Bejeweled Twist' Announced

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2008 @ 9:57 a.m. PDT

Bejeweled Twist removes the barriers of traditional match-3 games. Instead of swapping adjacent jewels to make a set, players rotate an entire 2x2 block of gems clockwise in an effort to create a line of three or more gems of the same type. Further, in Bejeweled Twist players don't have to make a match with every move - instead they can freely rotate gems anywhere on the board, allowing far greater liberty of movement and vastly increased strategic freedom to plan combinations, cascades and chains.

“As our first and most popular game, we’re particularly dedicated to Bejeweled and wanted to make sure that our next offering in the lineup delivered as much innovation, polish, and sheer pleasure as possible,” explained Jason Kapalka, co-founder and chief creative officer at PopCap. “We spent a long time conceiving and prototyping a totally new direction for Bejeweled Twist. The game will be immediately recognizable to Bejeweled fans, and as accessible as earlier titles in the series, but with far more depth and flexibility. Previous versions of Bejeweled appealed to a pretty broad audience, but we’re confident Bejeweled Twist will offer a compelling experience for everyone, from the novice gamer to the seriously hardcore player.”

All other details of Bejeweled Twist are currently under wraps and will be disclosed at the game's gala launch event at Seattle's Experience Music Project Sci-Fi Museum and Hall of Fame on the evening of Monday, October 27, 2008.

Bejeweled Twist will carry a retail price of US$19.95 and will initially be available exclusively via web download.


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