Puzzle Quest 2 Arriving for XBLA and DS

By Yaris Gutierrez

November 30, 2009

All of you Puzzle Quest loving fans are, more than likely, pinching your nipples in knowing that D3 Publisher has revealed the return of the series – Puzzle Quest 2 – which is slated for a spring 2010 release. As it stands, the only platforms, however, that will be seeing Puzzle Quest 2 are the Nintendo DS and Xbox Live Arcade.  Knowing that the first game was released on the PSP, there are fans out there probably sodomizing their asses with a remote control in a blind rage. Don’t fret, PSPers, I’m pretty sure that you too will get to experience the game – probably not on the same day, but you will eventually.

Like the previous Puzzle Quest, the game is making its return following the match-three mechanic that made the first so intriguing, followed by its fantasy-ish storyline. In Puzzle Quest 2, players will be able to choose from four classes – Inquisitor, Barbarian, War Mage, and an Assassin. The game, much like its predecessor, will feature a story more, instant action mode, multiplayer modes (yes, plural), and a “tournament mode.”

Most of you are probably applauding the developers for staying true to the game’s sassy mechanics which were, indeed, great. That with a mix of great music made this game a classic for many, including myself. So, with Puzzle Quest 2 migrating the old ingredients that made the first amazing, there is no doubt in my mind that it will be awesome. Unless, of course, they ruin the soundtrack by adding the atrocious sounds of Rick Astley… ugh… just thinking about it makes me cringe.

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Yaris Gutierrez

Born and raised in New York City, Yaris is one of three co-founders at DualShockers. Gaming since the inception of Nintendo in the 80's, he has grown to avidly appreciate games of every genre, maturing his preference specifically now to third-person action games, first-person shooters and JRPGs. He's a software engineer, father and husband during the day, and mildly attempts to hold onto his "hardcore gamer" title during the evenings. An attempt that he tends to fail miserably at.

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