Puzzle Quest 2 ventures forth in spring 2010

D3 Publisher and Infinite Interactive's RPG-themed match-three puzzler heads to the Xbox 360 and DS early next year.

Infinite Interactive's Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords was a dark horse hit if ever there was one. Released without much to-do in March 2007 for the DS and PSP, the game captured critics with its mash-up of Bejeweled-style gameplay and role-playing game storyline. The RPG puzzler was later ported to a number of other platforms, such as the Wii and Xbox 360, and garnered a number of awards, including GameSpot's Best PSP Game of 2007.

Enraging the barbarian seems ill-advised.

Having released the tepidly received sci-fi follow-up Puzzle Quest Galactrix earlier this year, D3 Publisher announced today that Puzzle Quest will see a proper sequel for the Xbox 360 and DS in spring 2010. As with its predecessor, Puzzle Quest 2 will see gamers playing out an RPG storyline as they battle a variety of mythical beasts in the match-three puzzle arena.

Whereas the original Puzzle Quest classes stuck closely to fantasy tropes, the sequel will offer the slightly more exotic professions of war mage, inquisitor, barbarian, and assassin. The game will also feature a fresh load out of weapons, spells, and armor, as well as new monsters and villains to vanquish. In addition to story mode, the game also features instant action, tournament, and multiplayer modes.

For an idea of what to expect from Puzzle Quest 2, check out GameSpot's review of the original.

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40 comments
Meelkud
Meelkud

I'm really looking forward on this... i'm the dood that liked Puzzle Quest: CotW, Puzzle Quest: Galactrix, Puzzle Kingdoms and Puzzle Chronicles... these guys from Infinite Interactive got a fan right here... May seems a long way to wait, but March is here already... 8)

King9999
King9999

Only for the 360 and DS? I guess the game sold best on those two platforms. I hope they do a PC version (mods!). I'll even settle for a PSN version. Otherwise, I'll get the DS version, but only if it isn't buggy like the original was.

Houtakiboy
Houtakiboy

I simply cannot wait for this. Oh wait, I only started playing the first Puzzle Quest this evening from Xbox Live. Its absolutely fantastic!

FlashCharge
FlashCharge

Puzzle Quest Challenge of the Warlords was an enjoyable and challenging game on the PSP. Have not played Galactrix but looking forward to Puzzle Quest 2. Looking forward to seeing more on this game and hope it would be on the PS3 also.

LozzaGS
LozzaGS

Gutted there's no PSP version. It's just not the same on the DS. I will, of course, buy it though.

HappyApryl
HappyApryl

sooooo cooooooool, Been hoping for a sequel!!!!!! I actually liked Galactrix too. I kinda hope they opt for the hexagonal board again. no mention of a PC release???

dontcare5454
dontcare5454

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Payback7
Payback7

WOOO!!! LOVED the first one and will get this one for sure! (DS version though :P)

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

How exciting. I was hooked on the first one!

huntervaneg
huntervaneg

I like it pretty much... But I hope that in the next installment the luck factor will be reduced during battles.

Dualmask
Dualmask

I'm there, especially if they bring it to PSN. But if not I'll be fine with it on DS.

tclvis
tclvis

Not on PC? Seriously?

ClayMeow
ClayMeow

What about a PC version?!

ClayMeow
ClayMeow

What about a PC version?!

Generic_Dude
Generic_Dude

I don't see why I'd really want this if I already have the first one -- explain THAT to me, and make the price less than the outrageous $20 price of Galactrix, and maybe I'll consider purchasing the sequel... because it's not like the story of the first is so memorable that I feel compelled to know what happens. I don't even know what happened in the first one, and I just played it, lol.

XBD247
XBD247

The first Puzzle Quest was a great title, with a decent expansion to boot. Can constantly go back and enjoy it. Looking forward to this release.

spudster007
spudster007

Are they going to wait to port it to the PC again? I'm pretty sure if they initially made it available for the PC they'd get good sales. Casual games are on the rise and I'd like to not have to wait to try this game on my computer.

PompeyPirate
PompeyPirate

Loved the first Puzzle Quest, was one of the first DS games I bought. Thought Galactrix was ok but really looking forward to this release. Can't wait.

ahpuck
ahpuck

awesome game, till the game starts to cheat like no other game ever. stil, lots of fun.

0utc4st
0utc4st

lol PsP gets the shaft yet again.

Amnesiac23
Amnesiac23 moderator

I loved the original Puzzle Quest. The story was terrible, but the game play was so much fun. I'm really looking forward to the sequel.

Wanderer5
Wanderer5

Shame it is only for 360 and DS. The PSP version of the first one was pretty good despite some freezing issues.

ponzie
ponzie

No PSP version?? C'mon... For GameSpot's BEST game on the PSP in 2007 they really should make a version for PSP!! I'm down for a copy on PSP!

itsTolkien_time
itsTolkien_time

Great news. I played the first one on my DS, an enjoyed it thoroughly. I skipped Galactrix, but I am looking forward to this sequel. I hope the gameplay s still just as addicting!

taylormadederek
taylormadederek

@ MegaXtreme Well you are wrong, it was quite good. I want another one. I do appreciate your game collection though. You have quite a few games. But you have Wayne Gretzky's 3D Hockey........awesome...so all is forgiven.

MegaXtreme
MegaXtreme

Do we really need another one? I mean, the first one sucked bad enough. I thought it was downright abysmal.

dr_jashugan
dr_jashugan

Hope it will have cool sound effects. 8)

endocrine
endocrine

@delcidanddarth I belive it is mostly because they made a spin-off during that time (Galactrix)

taylormadederek
taylormadederek

@ delcidanddarth This is good...........what do you want one every year???? Yeah, sounds like a good idea...we can sequel the crap out of another title.....I don't think so...I hope they take another 2 years to make the 3rd one.

delcidanddarth
delcidanddarth

How does it take that long to make a sequel to this game?

FLEEBS
FLEEBS

As long as it's better than the junk that Galactrix was and more on par with the excellent original, I'll be happy.

Metamania
Metamania

This is what I've been waiting for! Good thing I skipped out on Galatrix! Can't wait! Now I got three games to pick up this Spring!

chibi-acer
chibi-acer

I hope it's good. Galactrix was pretty boring.

taylormadederek
taylormadederek

Mine on day one. I past on Galaxtix or whatever it was, but I wont on this.