Global video game publisher 505 Games is thrilled to announce the highly anticipated release of Puzzle Quest 3 (PQ3) on Xbox and PlayStation consoles. The influential puzzle-RPG series, which first captivated gamers in 2007, makes its triumphant return, pushing the genre forward with exciting new features and gameplay mechanics. Puzzle Quest 3 is available today on Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, and PlayStation 4 gaming consoles.
A Game a Decade in the Making
Puzzle Quest 3 has been a labor of love, with its development spanning nearly 10 years. Steve Fawkner, CEO and Creative Lead at Infinity Plus Two, expressed his excitement, saying, “When Puzzle Quest 3 launched in March of 2022, we were thrilled for players to finally experience a game that had been in the making for almost a decade. Since then, we’ve taken player feedback to heart, introducing new modes, overhauling systems, and implementing key features to create a game that not only honors the legacy of the original Puzzle Quest but also pushes the franchise’s unique gameplay in exciting new directions.”
A Free-to-Play Multiplatform Experience
Clive Robert, Head of Free-to-Play at 505 Games, shared his pride in providing console fans with the ultimate puzzle gaming experience. He stated, “This year, we’ve laid the foundation for Puzzle Quest 3, exited Early Access on PC, and launched on PlayStation and Xbox platforms. Our community has been integral in helping us improve and innovate the genre, ensuring that this game is the best it can be.”
Special Rewards and Celebrations
To commemorate Puzzle Quest 3’s one-year anniversary and its console launch, players across all platforms will have access to special rewards valued at over $100 for a limited time. These rewards include a 30-day VIP Pass, offering additional daily VIP rewards, a free new set of skins for the original group of heroes, and access to the next Premium Quest Pass for extra rewards upon completing ongoing quests.
Embark on an Epic Heroic Journey
In Puzzle Quest 3, players will embark on a heroic journey, unraveling the meaning behind the dying words of the ancient Red Dragon. The game introduces players to its stunning new 3D graphics as they navigate the updated puzzle board, adorned with colorful gems and skulls. With deep gameplay systems, familiar characters, and an immersive storyline, Puzzle Quest 3 promises an unforgettable gaming experience.
Exciting Features and Updates
The Puzzle Quest 3 team has introduced several new features and updates for the console launch:
- Gameplay Update: Action Points – Battles now revolve around Action Points (AP) instead of a timer, allowing players to strategize and plan their moves without time constraints.
- Larger Puzzle Board – The game has expanded the size of the board, providing more potential matches and strategic possibilities.
- Updated Tutorial Systems – The tutorial functions have been improved to help new players grasp the game’s mechanics. Additionally, the Adventurer’s Guide has been introduced, featuring in-game guides with pictures and descriptions that explain various aspects of the game.
- Two New Heroes Classes – The Mercenary and The Warlock bring their unique approaches to puzzle combat, joining the original five hero classes.
- New Game Modes: Adventure and Hunts – Adventure Mode offers heroes a journey through unique maps with branching paths, dialogue, and rewards. Hunts Mode allows players to target specific chests and loot, providing an alternative way to level up secondary heroes.
- Major Relic and Shards Rework (Economy Overhaul) – The upgrade system for gear, spells, and minions has been streamlined, simplifying the process and reducing the number of different collectibles.
- Updated Rewards for VIP and Passes – The VIP system and Quest Pass (PQ3’s battle pass) now offer higher direct player value, providing more opportunities for players to use their rewards as they see fit. Additionally, the need for keys to open chests has been reduced, enhancing the overall reward experience.
- Six Seasons of Content – Each season introduces new weapons, gear, enemies, and storylines that continue the adventure of the main storyline. Players can access these seasons through the Seasons Archive in the Battle menu, ensuring a constant stream of fresh and engaging content.
Puzzle Quest 3 is now available as a free-to-play title on Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, and PlayStation 4 gaming consoles. It is also accessible on Steam, App Store, and Google Play Stores. Dive into the captivating world of Puzzle Quest once again, and immerse yourself in the exciting puzzle-RPG gameplay that has captivated gamers for years.
Don’t miss out on this remarkable gaming experience that combines strategic puzzle-solving with a rich and immersive storyline. Whether you’re a long-time fan of the series or new to the Puzzle Quest universe, PQ3 promises to deliver a thrilling adventure that will keep you engaged for hours on end. Get ready to embark on a heroic journey, vanquish foes, and unleash your puzzle-solving skills in this highly anticipated installment of the beloved franchise.
Stay connected with the Puzzle Quest community, join the discussions, and share your experiences as you delve into the addictive gameplay and unravel the mysteries of the Red Dragon’s dying words. Puzzle Quest 3 is here, and it’s ready to challenge and entertain puzzle enthusiasts and RPG fans alike. Download the game now and prepare for an epic puzzle quest like never before.
Platforms: Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, and PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, iOS, Andriod