Bejeweled 3 Announced, Playable December 7

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Posted by BradNicholson (812 posts) -

According to PopCap Games, someone purchases a Bejeweled title every 4.3 seconds (via 1UP). A baby is born, according to census data, every 4.2 seconds. This is an issue for PopCap, as there is clearly still Bejeweled sales potential yet to be realized. To that end, the company today announced Bejeweled 3--the first "true" follow-up to Bejeweled 2-- for release this December 7.
  
It appears as if Bejeweled 3 will build almost exclusively on the foundation of Bejeweled 2 (not to be confused with Bejeweled Blitz or Bejeweled Twist) by offering several new modes of play and expanding on the feature set of its predecessor. Of note, this latest gem-dropper-and-swapper will launch with a 40-quest-long "Quest Mode" that features a total of 11 mini-games, all of which are spins (or "clever hybrids") on the core game's cracktastic match-three play.  
 
Excited about the new business? Check this trailer out.
 
  

   
== TEASER == If you've watched the above, you've gotten a taste of what's coming to the Bejeweled franchise as the third game worms its way onto shelves. If you want a list of all that's new, well, I've got your back. Below is a "features" list put out by PopCap. Their words, not mine: 

Classic
Play the most popular puzzle game of the century, with powerful new gems and new ultra-smooth gameplay 

Quest 
Journey through 40 magical puzzles in this multifaceted Bejeweled challenge! 

Zen
Personalize your experience with ambient sounds and binaural beats--a revolutionary new way to relax! 

Lightning
Charge up with a heart-pounding, beat-the-clock bout of gem-blasting fun! 

Secret Games
Unlock 4 all-new games including Butterflies and Ice Storm 

Badges 
Earn up to 65 badges to prove your skills 

High-definition graphics and high-fidelity audio 
Bejeweled is now more dazzling than ever before! 


Bejeweled 3 will be available through PopCap Games' digital store, as well as "major portals" at the positively delightful price of $19.95. There's been no word on an iThing or handheld release of the game just yet, but c'mon. Bejeweled 3 is probably even coming to the Kindle at some point next year. Plus, how else is PopCap going to get every living human being playing this game at the same time?
#1 Posted by BradNicholson (812 posts) -

According to PopCap Games, someone purchases a Bejeweled title every 4.3 seconds (via 1UP). A baby is born, according to census data, every 4.2 seconds. This is an issue for PopCap, as there is clearly still Bejeweled sales potential yet to be realized. To that end, the company today announced Bejeweled 3--the first "true" follow-up to Bejeweled 2-- for release this December 7.
  
It appears as if Bejeweled 3 will build almost exclusively on the foundation of Bejeweled 2 (not to be confused with Bejeweled Blitz or Bejeweled Twist) by offering several new modes of play and expanding on the feature set of its predecessor. Of note, this latest gem-dropper-and-swapper will launch with a 40-quest-long "Quest Mode" that features a total of 11 mini-games, all of which are spins (or "clever hybrids") on the core game's cracktastic match-three play.  
 
Excited about the new business? Check this trailer out.
 
  

   
== TEASER == If you've watched the above, you've gotten a taste of what's coming to the Bejeweled franchise as the third game worms its way onto shelves. If you want a list of all that's new, well, I've got your back. Below is a "features" list put out by PopCap. Their words, not mine: 

Classic
Play the most popular puzzle game of the century, with powerful new gems and new ultra-smooth gameplay 

Quest 
Journey through 40 magical puzzles in this multifaceted Bejeweled challenge! 

Zen
Personalize your experience with ambient sounds and binaural beats--a revolutionary new way to relax! 

Lightning
Charge up with a heart-pounding, beat-the-clock bout of gem-blasting fun! 

Secret Games
Unlock 4 all-new games including Butterflies and Ice Storm 

Badges 
Earn up to 65 badges to prove your skills 

High-definition graphics and high-fidelity audio 
Bejeweled is now more dazzling than ever before! 


Bejeweled 3 will be available through PopCap Games' digital store, as well as "major portals" at the positively delightful price of $19.95. There's been no word on an iThing or handheld release of the game just yet, but c'mon. Bejeweled 3 is probably even coming to the Kindle at some point next year. Plus, how else is PopCap going to get every living human being playing this game at the same time?
#2 Posted by Lolimoto (44 posts) -

hell yeah

#3 Posted by Hot_Karl (3309 posts) -

The correct tagline to this story is "hide yo kids, hide yo wife".

#4 Posted by SithToast (168 posts) -

That poker mode looks pretty neato.
#5 Posted by BeachThunder (12276 posts) -

Not sure if want =|

#6 Posted by Wunder_ (1171 posts) -

Why are they launching with Cataclysm? WoWPopcapCOLLABORATIONCONFIRMY/N?!?!?

#7 Posted by thedez (131 posts) -

OMG, they have Badges!

#8 Posted by ashbash (373 posts) -

$20?!

#9 Posted by Nytrik (153 posts) -
@ashbash159 said:
" $20?! "
#10 Posted by BionicMonster (1032 posts) -

Binaural Beats is the name of my "Drum-N-Bass" krew.

#11 Posted by YetiAntics (1492 posts) -
@VinceNotVance said:
" The correct tagline to this story is "hide yo kids, hide yo wife". "
hide ya husbands too because they "Bejwewling" everybody up in he'a.
#12 Posted by Jpnkrck (16 posts) -

would rather play this on my phone

#13 Posted by ImBigInJapan (284 posts) -

Goddamn that video is intense. It's just a couple decapitations away from being a Dragon Age promo.

#14 Posted by Phished0ne (2531 posts) -
@PantyshotMQN said:
" @VinceNotVance said:
" The correct tagline to this story is "hide yo kids, hide yo wife". "
hide ya husbands too because they "Bejwewling" everybody up in he'a. "
 
 /thread 
 
 
@Wunder_ said:
" Why are they launching with Cataclysm? WoWPopcapCOLLABORATIONCONFIRMY/N?!?!? "
Bejeweled was already in wow. =P
#15 Posted by JohnnyMcmillen (156 posts) -

OH FUCK ALL MY FREE TIME IS SLIPPING AWAY.

#16 Posted by Wunder_ (1171 posts) -
@Phished0ne:  But a Bejeweled THREE add-on?! SEQUELS.
#17 Posted by MysteriousBob (6272 posts) -

What assholes keep buying this crap?

#18 Posted by GozerTC (458 posts) -
@Wunder_:
OMG you think they'll update the WoW Bejeweled UI Addon?  My wife played the heck out of that thing for a while during all the long flight paths! O.O!  
#19 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8699 posts) -

7 December?
 
World of Warcraft: Cataclysm just got overshadowed!

#20 Posted by Portis (1290 posts) -

There was a Bejeweled 2?

#21 Posted by jelekeloy (456 posts) -

I hope they put out a flash version on the site, or put it on the iPhone for cheap.

#22 Posted by Monk (181 posts) -

So easy to dismiss this game. I have a fondness for PopCap Games. 

#23 Edited by animathias (1194 posts) -
@Nytrik said:

" @ashbash159 said:

" $20?! "

"

Bejeweled 2 has been $20 since release, and $20 seems to be their price point for "high-profile" games (Bejeweled 2, Bookworm: Adventures 2, Peggle and Peggle Nights are $20 each, and Plants vs. Zombies.)

To the haters? More "assholes" buy this "crap" than every game you play on your Xbox 360. It's the same thing as WoW. So many of you say it's garbage and wonder how people play it, but there's currently a small country of folks playing WoW (and more than that playing Bejeweled at this exact moment) as you try to be "cool" and rag on it. You're in the minority, buddy. We're all having fun with Bejeweled and WoW, and they sell well because they're pretty darn good games.

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#24 Posted by OmegaPirate (5522 posts) -

*twitches*

#25 Posted by MikkaQ (10329 posts) -

Most popular puzzle game this century? Do they mean the last 10 years? If so... sure I guess but it's only because Tetris wasn't invented after 2000. 

#26 Posted by Vitamin_Dei (188 posts) -

I played the hell out of some Bejeweled, but I'm just not sure I can personally bite on this in a world where Puzzle Quest 2 can be had via Steam for $10.  
 
Puzzle Quest 2 is *so* good.

#27 Posted by ajamafalous (12121 posts) -
@ImBigInJapan said:
" Goddamn that video is intense. It's just a couple decapitations away from being a Dragon Age promo. "
#28 Posted by radioactivez0r (866 posts) -

Hide your wives?  Is PopCap targeting polygamists?

#29 Posted by jollyroger187 (11 posts) -

Has this one a higher levelcap and new weapons and multiplayer and horde mode?

#30 Posted by KillyDarko (1888 posts) -

I've no shame whatsoever in admitting that I love the Bejeweled franchise. Twist is my favorite, but this one is looking as good as ever :)

#31 Posted by DrRandle (1206 posts) -

Hell, it's about time.

#32 Posted by Zeninnnnnnnn (176 posts) -

I hate Bejeweled. I always have. And I don't think this will change that.

#33 Posted by LethalKi11ler (1420 posts) -

Ouch Cataclysm is more likely to succeed on December 7th

#34 Posted by Kyle (2324 posts) -
@LethalKi11ler said:
" Ouch Cataclysm is more likely to succeed on December 7th "
I wouldn't be so sure about that, haha. Bejeweled does okay for itself, trust me.
#35 Posted by jmrwacko (2443 posts) -
@VinceNotVance said:
" The correct tagline to this story is "hide yo kids, hide yo wife". "
#36 Posted by jmrwacko (2443 posts) -

Also, this game has more epic explosions than Call of Duty: Black Ops.

#37 Posted by Czarpyotr (301 posts) -

Sweet.

#38 Posted by miniturehero (26 posts) -

Played a lot of Bejeweled 2 because it was free and then lost track of time and played for 4 hours.

#39 Posted by artofwar420 (6299 posts) -

Trust me guys. Trust me in my nurse holes.

#40 Posted by fallen_elite (380 posts) -

Yeah I think I would rather play Puzzle Quest. $20 is a little overpriced..

#41 Posted by quirkwood (193 posts) -

Oh god! I am still wondering how Bejeweled is even a game.

#42 Posted by HS21 (2682 posts) -
@VinceNotVance said:
" The correct tagline to this story is "hide yo kids, hide yo wife". "
It always comes back to the R word.
#43 Posted by RVonE (4683 posts) -
@quirkwood said:
"Oh god! I am still wondering how Bejeweled is even a game. "

I don't get it.
#44 Posted by TomA (2531 posts) -

This should be released as a mod for World of Warcraft day of, cause that's also the day that Cataclysm hits digital shelves.

#45 Posted by LordAndrew (14430 posts) -
@Portis said:
" There was a Bejeweled 2? "
What?! Bejeweled 2 is the definitive version of Bejeweled. And I'm being totes serious.
#46 Posted by Branthog (5592 posts) -

Some people are really into this game concept and they kind of disturb me.

#47 Posted by confideration (437 posts) -

What PDAs is this coming out for? I hope it supports color!

#48 Posted by Korwin (2977 posts) -

Damnit... cause it's not like I hadn't already heard enough of that damn announcer bellowing out of the missus' PC already.

#49 Posted by ___pocalypse (561 posts) -

I got Bejeweled 2 when they were giving it away for free and it's incredibly addictive, but I don't really think I'll buy 3. Maybe on sale. I love simple puzzle games like it, though. I just have too many versions of approximately the same game to really justify getting another :P

#50 Posted by thevector (66 posts) -

Tron is extra fucked now

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