Bejeweled 2 puzzling PS3

PopCap's gem-swapping game arrives on PlayStation Network today; Peggle, Heavy Weapon, and more to follow.

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The casual-gaming boom has benefited a number of companies, but few have capitalized on the trend like PopCap Games. PopCap efforts such as Bejeweled and Zuma have spread from the PC to the PlayStation 2 and the iPhone, and the list of platforms that haven't played host to the publisher's wares seems to get shorter every day.

Thousands of innocent jewels, vaporized!
Thousands of innocent jewels, vaporized!

For example, today PopCap is scratching Sony's PlayStation 3 off of the list. The casual-games publisher has entered into an agreement with Sony Online Entertainment to see five of its games appear on the PlayStation Network downloadable-game service.

The first of those games, Bejeweled 2, will arrive later today as part of the weekly PlayStation Store update, and will cost $9.99. The other PopCap Games set to appear on the PS3 are Zuma, Heavy Weapon, Feeding Frenzy, and Peggle.

All five games have already been released on multiple platforms. Bejeweled 2 Deluxe was actually an Xbox 360 launch game in 2005, helping to establish the Xbox Live Arcade downloadable-game service out of the gate. For more on the game, check out GameSpot's review of Bejeweled 2 Deluxe for the Xbox 360.

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