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D3publisher Of America Ships Puzzle Quest: Challenge Of The Warlords For Handheld Consoles

March 20, 2007

D3PUBLISHER OF AMERICA SHIPS GENRE-BENDING NEW GAME

PUZZLE QUEST: CHALLENGE OF THE WARLORDS FOR HANDHELD CONSOLES

D3Publisher of America (D3PA) is upping the ante on traditional puzzle games with the launch of Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords™, a genre-bending new title that incorporates strategy, role-playing elements and a persistent storyline into a match-three puzzle board setting. Designed specifically to entertain both casual and hardcore gamers-on-the-go with its deep immersion, five to fifteen minute play sessions and turn-based play style, Puzzle Quest is available now on store shelves across North America for the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system and the Nintendo DS™ handheld system at a suggested retail price of $29.99.

“Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords contains the captivating elements of traditional casual games, but is even more compelling because it requires players to plan, strategize and grow a character instead of just react like most conventional puzzle games,” said Brian Christian, vice president of product development, D3PA. “This is a completely new kind of experience that will get gamers who love puzzle games, RPGs or strategy games totally hooked!”

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. 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 replayability.

Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords is rated “E 10+” (Everyone 10 and older—suggestive themes) by the ESRB

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