Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords has been available on virtually every console, PC and handheld device, mostly since various dates back in 2007: PS2, Wii, PSP, DS, PC, Mac, Xbox 360, and mobile phones. Apparently that just wasn’t allowing the developers to reach the gaming masses quite how they wanted, as it is now being ported to the iPhone.
This will be D3Publisher’s first foray into the iPhone/iPod Touch market, with Transgaming handling the actual port. For those of you who may not be familiar with the title, it’s a puzzle RPG. You pick your class (knight, warrior, druid or wizard) and then you work your way through the quests of the game, with puzzle elements thrown in. With the puzzles, you have to line up three matching gemstones in order to eliminate them, each color representing a different type of mana for casting spells to defeat your opponent. Wow, I can’t believe I just reduced the game to a couple of sentences, it’s actually quite a bit more complex than that, but you’ll have to find that out on your own.
You can expect Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords for the iPhone to hit the Apple App Store sometime later this fall.
Check out the full press release after the jump.
TransGaming Launches Into iPhone Marketplace with Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords
Toronto, Canada,– September 29, 2008 – TransGaming Inc. (TSX-V: TNG), announces the company’s expansion into the development of applications for Apple’s portable devices commencing with Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords® from D3Publisher for the iPhone and iPod Touch. Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords has been honored with numerous awards and accolades including the prestigious Best Downloadable Game award at the11th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards. The title is a natural fit for Apple’s mobile devices and, coupled with TransGaming’s industry experience and technology, will impart a user experience that is being fully customized for the iPhone and iPod Touch.
Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords for the iPhone and iPod Touch portable devices builds on an existing relationship between TransGaming and D3Publisher. “The iPhone and iPod Touch are natural extensions to TransGaming’s existing Mac business and we are focused on bringing only the highest quality content to these devices. Puzzle Quest is an outstanding franchise and we have no doubt this game will have incredible appeal to a broad range of gamers”, commented Vikas Gupta, CEO & President of TransGaming. “We have established a leadership position in bringing top tier games to Mac and we are now setting our sights on the Apple mobile market opportunity.”
“It has been a wild and exciting ride for us at D3Publisher to watch Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords progress from a unique release on handheld platforms to one of the most beloved puzzle game franchises of today, raising demand from gamers everywhere to be able to play it on their platform of choice,” said Yoji Takenaka, President and Chief Executive Officer of North America and Europe, D3Publisher. “After making the rounds on consoles, PC and Mac, we are thrilled to have TransGaming bringing it back to a handheld device, and not just any handheld, but the iPhone—a platform that D3Publisher looks forward to utilizing to reach a whole new group of gamers with this title and many more to come.”
Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords offers players a unique combination of classic RPG elements and fun puzzle mechanics. Designed specifically to entertain both casual and hardcore gamers Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords incorporates strategy, role-playing elements and a persistent storyline in a puzzle board setting that is sure to deliver an immersive gaming experience.
Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords is rated “E 10+” (Everyone 10 and older—suggestive themes) for most platforms by the ESRB and is rated “RP” (Rating Pending) for iPhone. The game was originally developed by Infinite Interactive Pty. Ltd. and published by D3Publisher, Inc. The game is being customized for iPhone by TransGaming Inc. and will be available for purchase on the iTunes App Store this fall.