Monday 28 th February 2011: Mastertronic Group, the UK’s leading independent publisher of computer and video games, today announced details of their second collection of titles from PopCap Games, Inc., the worldwide leader in casual video games – PopCap ® Hits Vol. 2 features great titles from the legendary game creators, including: Plants vs. Zombies , Zuma, Heavy Weapon and Feeding Frenzy 2.
Mastertronic’s Product Director Neil McKenna said: “Surveys indicate millions of people are now playing casual games, with the majority playing online. The PopCap ® Hits series groups together selections of great casual games and makes them available off the shelf as a boxed copy. With over 60% of gamers preferring physical copies of games rather than downloads, we’re delighted to make these great casual titles available on disc to buy in store and online.”
Plants vs. Zombies is the ultimate in tower defence gameplay. A mob of brain-loving zombies is about to invade your home and your only defence is an arsenal of zombie-zapping plants. Use peashooters, wall-nuts, cherry bombs and more to destroy zombies before they reach your front door. With five different game modes to choose from, there’s hours of entertaining gameplay available. Plants vs. Zombies is the fastest selling iPhone title of all time with 300,000 copies sold in the first nine days it was available on the App store. A cross-platform hit, Plants vs. Zombies Xbox Live has a current review average of 89/100 on Metacritic.
Survive the ancient temple of Zuma in this fast-paced puzzle adventure. (Players are challenged to fire magical balls from their stone frog idol to make matches of three or more and clear a chain of balls before they reach the golden skull. Zuma is based on a simple gaming mechanic executed superbly and utilises a variety of pleasing visuals to deliver a compelling and entertaining puzzle game experience.
Unleash side-scrolling shoot ‘em up arcade action at its best with Heavy Weapon. Fight through 19 story-based missions to upgrade six different weapon banks, or jump into instant action in Survival mode. Or work with other players and storm across enemy lines to defeat bosses in co-operative multiplayer modes.
Play Feeding Frenzy 2 solo or with friends, dodge predators and eat your way up the food chain to save the sea in this sequel to ‘Feeding Frenzy’. The sequel features new fish and sixty new levels. Other features also include your fish now having the ability to jump out the water, giving you the ability to catch prey that will not see you coming.
PopCap Hits Vol. 2, will be released on Xbox 360 on 11 th March 2011 at a mid price point.
For more information, please contact Harry Cole or Simon Byron at Premier PR.
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About the Mastertronic Group Limited
Mastertronic Group offers a range of publishing services which help content creators and owners reach consumers via both packaged goods in high street and online retail and in the digitally only space. The Group has a number of publishing labels, each focused on specific audience demographics. Established PC titles are re-published through the Sold Out and M.A.D. (Mastertronic Added Dimension) ranges , Indie developed games from the digital space are published through Great Indie Games and casual games through Everyone Can Play . Specialist PC simulations are published under the Just Flight & Just Trains labels and console/ mobile formats (Wii, DS, Playstation, Xbox,, iOS and Android) via Blast Entertainment (children’s titles) and Mastertronic. The Group also offers a ‘cradle to grave' total turnkey service for physical product, from marketing through packaging and warehousing, to retail and digital distribution, through The Producers as well as specialist PC download site, Get Games. For content owners who have their own brands and need access to retail markets, Mastertronic has access to 15,000 retail accounts via its innovative partnership with Sony DADC, Mastertronic powered by Sony DADC.
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 and has a worldwide staff of more than 400 people in Seattle, San Francisco, Chicago, Vancouver, B.C., Dublin, Seoul, Shanghai and Tokyo. PopCap's games have been downloaded over 1.5 billion times by consumers worldwide, and its flagship franchise, Bejeweled ®, has sold more than 50 million units.
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