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Bejeweled 3 Announced

Time to get addicted again.

Ah, PopCap. You do like to surprise us, don’t you? It’s hardly the biggest news ever that Bejeweled 3 is coming but the fact that it’ll be released next month is a bit of a shock. Yep, you’ll be able to get more fun out of matching three gems very soon, on the 7th of December.

So, one of the most addictive puzzle games ever is getting another sequel, what makes this one worth your cash? Well, first of all it’s going to have a visual overhaul, along with expanded versions of Bejeweled 2’s game modes. There’s now even more variety with gems and power-ups and the gameplay is refined to make it a lot more smooth, an example of this being that you are able to make multiple matches whilst gems are falling.

How about those new modes, then? There’s now a Quest mode with 40 puzzles, a new Zen mode if you want to relax with a personalised soundtrack, a Lightning mode if you like your Bejeweled frantic and explosive and then there’s four brand new modes that PopCap have teased us with; two of these are named Butterflies and Ice Storm. Very, very interesting…

And finally, there’s the new Badge reward system, which we can assume will be an achievement system within the game. It all sounds very interesting, and the fifth entry in the Bejeweled series is sure to be the best yet. I’m sure that we’ll all be addicted all over again when it releases on PC next month!

Now, where’s my Peggle 2 and Plants Vs. Zombies 2?

Source: Press Release

  1. Sting_HP
    Since: Dec 2008

    I am sooo excited for this. However, I am unsure if this is what I need to feed my addiction to this game, especially when I was starting to ween off the iPhone version.

    Comment posted on 02/11/2010 at 03:11.
  2. gazzagb
    Master of speling mitakse
    Since: Feb 2009

    I know I should avoid this otherwise I’ll fail all my exams xD

    Comment posted on 02/11/2010 at 06:56.
  3. scavenga
    Since: Jul 2009

    I purchased the PS3 version, but it’s sooo damn slow and dull. Gotta have a demo this time around if they want my money again.

    Comment posted on 02/11/2010 at 08:17.
  4. moshi
    Since: Jun 2009

    Bejewelled is very much a guilty pleasure of mine, just something satisfying about lining up coloured jewels

    Comment posted on 02/11/2010 at 09:05.
  5. freezebug2
    Since: Dec 2008

    Great classic game, and pretty addictive. I hope they don’t have a stupid near impossible trophy like Bej.2 had…have 5 hypercubes on the board at the same time.

    Comment posted on 02/11/2010 at 09:19.
    • recommended4u.co.uk
      Since: Aug 2008

      Annoyingly, the Mrs got that trophy in her first 30 mins of playing it. She won’t let me or my mates live it down :(

      Comment posted on 02/11/2010 at 10:03.
  6. Charmed_Fanatic
    Since: Aug 2009

    ooooo hopfully PvZ2 is next!

    Comment posted on 02/11/2010 at 10:25.
  7. bunimomike
    Since: Jul 2009

    I think there’s a particular sort of mind that can play Bejeweled really, really well. Sadly, it’s not me. However, great news about a potentially yawn-inducing sequel (let’s be fair, it’s like getting sequels to Tetris) but PopCap sound like they’ve given the game about as much TLC as they can muster this time ’round. Good on them.

    Now onto more important things. Anyone who’s played PvZ (Plants Vs Zombies) knows that there’s some serious longevity to be had here. Hell, think of not only a sequel to this stunning game but what about if you pair different things up? They could run and run with this.

    Comment posted on 02/11/2010 at 12:09.
    • mynameisblair
      Since: May 2009

      Have you tried Beghouled in PvZ?

      Comment posted on 02/11/2010 at 13:23.
      • bunimomike
        Since: Jul 2009

        Ah, one of the mini games I didn’t enjoy as I’m not a natural at Bejeweled and, thus, was a bit of a dunce at Beghouled. :-) Top mention, though.

        Comment posted on 02/11/2010 at 15:14.
  8. ShovellyJoe
    Since: Oct 2008

    Any news of an iPhone version?

    Comment posted on 02/11/2010 at 16:15.

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