Popcap Release All-New Bejeweled & Standalone Freemium Bejeweled Blitz for iPhone/iPod Touch

Popcap Release All-New Bejeweled & Standalone Freemium Bejeweled Blitz for iPhone/iPod Touch

Popcap games has announced the release of an all-new adaption of Bejeweled as well as a standalone fermium edition of Bejeweled Blitz for iPhone and iPod Touch.

With the release of this new titles, Popcap will retire Bejeweled 2 for iPhone and iPod Touch. Gamers can purchase the all-new Bejeweled for US$.99 on the Apple App Store.

“With nearly 40 million mobile units sold over the past eight years, Bejeweled is the second best-selling mobile game of all time, behind only Tetris,” noted Giordano Bruno Contestabile, Bejeweled franchise business director at PopCap Games. “As we strive to reach virtually everyone with a mobile communications device, PopCap will continue to make games that are even more accessible to that ever-expanding global audience. We’re taking a critical step toward this goal with the introduction of these new Bejeweled titles that will enhance our offerings on the iPhone for years to come.”

All-New Bejeweled for iPhone
The all-new Bejeweled for iPhone and iPod touch is the next major installment of PopCap’s flagship franchise on mobile, and will continually evolve with a range of new and exciting features well into the future. Initially, the all-new Bejeweled features popular game modes, eye-popping, enhanced high-res graphics, plus new, optimized gameplay, including:

  • New high-res graphics and retina display support
  • 3 game modes: Classic, Zen (featuring 6 ambient sound tracks and 6 mantras) and Diamond Mine
  • In-game leaderboards to track personal high scores
  • User profiles with gameplay statistics and 30 PopCap icons to personalize the experience
  • 7 achievement badges with 4 levels each (bronze, silver, gold, platinum),  plus 3 elite badges
  • A player ranking system

Bejeweled Blitz Standalone Freemium Edition for iPhone
Marking the first time PopCap has offered a freemium title, the new standalone edition of Bejeweled Blitz for iPhone and iPod touch is an exciting spin-off of the phenomenally popular game mode — available now as a free download with full Facebook integration and cool new content. The freemium edition offers the same riveting 60-second game action, just as in the original Bejeweled Blitz experience, but now adds a number of new features, including:

  • An entirely new and irresistible user-interface
  • The Daily Spin feature where players try their luck to get bonus coins
  • A fun new tutorial system to help get new players moving up the leaderboards as quickly as possible
  • Retina display support and more
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