Seattle, Washington – March 31, 2009 – PopCap Games, the leading developer and publisher of “casual” video games, today announced the launch of PopCap Arcade™ Volume 2 for the Xbox 360, featuring three of the company’s best-selling arcade-style games, Peggle™, Heavy Weapon™ and Feeding Frenzy 2™. The game carries an SRP of US $19.95 and is available at leading retailers throughout North America, including Best Buy, Wal-Mart, Target, and Amazon.com.
“We’re thrilled to bring another compilation of hits to the Xbox 360 as our presence and popularity in the console world continues to grow,” said Greg Canessa, VP of Video Game Platforms at PopCap. “Peggle, Heavy Weapon and Feeding Frenzy 2 are among PopCap’s most popular titles on the Xbox LIVE Arcade service, and with this collection, we’re delivering outstanding gameplay and entertainment value that Xbox fans are going to love.”
In PopCap Arcade Volume 2, players will enjoy three of PopCap’s most popular and most recent hits that each offer a completely different experience. Peggle is the enthralling, ball-bouncing, peg-busting phenomenon that has become a gaming sensation with casual and hardcore players alike. Heavy Weapon is the satirical side-scrolling shoot-em-up that is one of XBLA’s most successful titles, and Feeding Frenzy 2 is the recently-released fast-action sequel to the classic family hit.
What’s more, each of the three games in PopCap Arcade Volume 2 features multiplayer action and exclusive Xbox 360 features. Peggle fans can play solo, or experience co-op, party, and competitive multiplayer modes with two to four players locally or remotely via Xbox Live®, while Heavy Weapon and Feeding Frenzy 2 feature local co-op or party game modes. Each title features online leaderboards, achievements and Gamerscore, and Peggle offers downloadable content support for future expansion. The games fully support 720p HD graphics and Dolby 5.1 Digital surround sound.
PopCap Games ( www.popcap.com) is the leading multi-platform provider of “casual games” — fun, easy-to-learn, captivating computer games that appeal to everyone from age 6 to 106. Based in Seattle, Washington, PopCap was founded in 2000 and has a worldwide staff of over 200 people in Seattle, San Francisco, Chicago, Vancouver, B.C., Dublin and Shanghai. Its games have been downloaded more than 1 billion times by consumers worldwide, and its flagship title, Bejeweled®, has sold more than 10 million units across all platforms. Constantly acclaimed by consumers and critics, PopCap’s games are played on the Web, desktop computers, myriad mobile devices (cell phones, smartphones, PDAs, Pocket PCs, iPod and more), popular game consoles (such as Xbox 360 and Nintendo DS), and in-flight entertainment systems. PopCap is the only casual games developer with leading market share across all major sales channels, including Web portals, retail stores, mobile operators and developers, and game device manufacturers.
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