505 Games has confirmed the development of Puzzle Quest 3, and also stated that the third game in the mainline franchise will be a free to play title across multiple platforms including PC and mobile. Puzzle Quest 2 was released back in 2010 so people have been waiting for a while for this next game. In terms of story Puzzle Quest 3 will be set 500 years after the events of the first Puzzle Quest game, and will feature a 1v1 battle system in a 3D environment.
Steve Fawkner, CEO and Creative Lead at Infinity Plus Two, said:
“After an overwhelming demand from fans over the past decade for the next installment of Puzzle Quest, we’re thrilled to finally reveal the development of Puzzle Quest 3. The vision for this latest project has been years in the making, and like any good Puzzle Quest game, it’s a delicate balance of gameplay, story, and strategic puzzle-solving while introducing something unexpected that will appeal to both old and new fans. We can’t wait to share PQ3.”
Clive Robert, Head of Free-to-Play at 505 Games, said
“Puzzle Quest defined the puzzle-RPG genre, creating a beloved franchise with a rich heritage that continues to resonate with a player base of millions globally today. The work that Steve and his team have done to reintroduce the franchise as a F2P experience across multiple platforms will undoubtedly reinvent the puzzle genre once again. As a unified publishing and dev team, we’ve created a path for the franchise that puts the player first so we can best serve our growing community.”
It has been stated that Puzzle Quest 3 will add new elements to the series, updating some of the features from the previous games, including the improved battle system.
Source: Press Release