Zumas Revenge! Launching Next Month

August 18, 2009

Revenge! Launching Next Month

Sequel to PopCap’s Second Biggest Franchise Coming Soon

PopCap Games, the leading developer
and publisher of casual games, today announced that Zuma’s Revenge!™, the sequel
to the original hit game that has sold 17 million copies worldwide, will be
available next month for the PC and Macintosh. Zuma’s Revenge! reinvents the
ball-blasting bliss of the original Zuma® with high-resolution graphics, wild
new game mechanics, all-new modes and power-ups and much more. Available on
September 15 at retail (U.S., PC only) and via download at PopCap.com and key
portal partners (PC and Mac), Zuma’s Revenge! will carry a list price of
US$19.95. Beginning today, video sneak peeks and other advance information about
the new game can be found on PopCap.com.

“The original Zuma has millions of
fans around the world,” said Jason Kapalka, co-founder and Creative Director at
PopCap, “so there was a lot of pressure when doing the sequel to really deliver
something they’d love, without wrecking the classic Zuma gameplay. Zuma’s
Revenge! adds a ton of variety to the mix, with over 60 new maps, all new
power-up balls like the Laser Frog and Lightning Color Nuke, and a half dozen
custom ‘boss battles’ against giant, evil tiki spirits. Plus we’ve added several
new modes, including a speedy ‘blitz’-style challenge game and the fearsome Iron
Frog gauntlet for the most elite players.”

In Zuma the player takes the role of
a fearless ball-shooting frog, exploring ancient temples and ruins. By firing
colored spheres into an advancing chain of balls to make matches of three or
more, the frog blasts his way through a series of arcade challenges. The sequel
brings the player to an all-new setting, the Polynesian paradise of Zhaka Mu,
and ups the ante with nearly triple the screen resolution of the original game,
cool 3-D particle effects, and support for widescreen monitors. A full list of
new features in Zuma’s Revenge! will be available at launch.

Rick Fortin, whose score of
3,384,820 (with 34 extra lives!) in the original Zuma is the highest known, has
been beta testing Zuma’s Revenge! and feels the new game lives up to the high
standards of the franchise. “From the spectacular visuals and 3-D effects –
which work great even on an older PC like mine – to the new game modes such as
the maddening (but beatable!) Iron Frog, PopCap has actually improved the game
in every respect. I have to say that the wait was well worth it for this game.
It’s all that I expected and much more!”