At their Gamescom 2013 conference Electronic Arts announced that PopCap Games’ sequel to their Peggle games, called simply Peggle 2, will be released exclusively first for Xbox One with Kinect 2 support at the console’s launch. You can watch the first trailer above and read more details in the following press release:
POPCAP PREVIEWS PEGGLE 2 AT GAMESCOM
Sequel to Popular Peg-Popping Phenomenon Features All-New Content, Customizable Characters and Much More; Will Launch Later This Year, First Exclusively for Xbox One
COLOGNE, Germany (gamescom)—August 20, 2013 — PopCap Games, creator of some of the world’s most beloved video game franchises and a division of Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA), today provided the first glimpse of Peggle ™ 2, the sequel to the number 1 puzzle game of 2007. Launching later this year first exclusively on Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, Peggle 2 propels players to the peg-popping paradise of the original while delivering a host of new features and functionality. Unveiled today at gamescom, Peggle 2 offers all-new levels, new and improved power-ups, fantastic multiplayer modes, gesture controls with Kinect for Xbox One, the ability to customize the “Peggle Masters” who host the game, and much more.
“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. We’re also focused on taking full advantage of all that the Xbox One has to offer by giving our fans new ways to control the game, share their favorite moments and compete with their friends.“
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.
Peggle 2 will be available at launch for Xbox One; pricing and other details, including future platforms, will be disclosed at a later date.
PopCap Games is the leading global developer, publisher and operator of casual video games: fun, easy-to-learn, captivating games that appeal to all ages across PC, mobile, social and other platforms. Based in Seattle, Washington, PopCap was founded in 2000, was acquired by Electronic Arts in 2011, and has a worldwide staff of more than 400 people in Seattle, San Francisco, and Shanghai.
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 and operates in 75 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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Source: PopCap Games' YouTube Channel