Infinite Interactive, the developers of Puzzle Quest, will bring a Neopets game to Nintendo systems for the first time ever this holiday season.
Capcom has announced that the third game based on the Neopets property is underway and coming to the PC and Nintendo systems this holiday season. The game is being developed by Capcom and Infinity Interactive, the makers of last year's sleeper hit, Puzzle Quest.
Neopets Puzzle Adventures (working title) will be based on the classic board game of Reversi (also known as Othello), but Infinity Interactive will build on the experience with 150 different quests spread across the land of Neopia, a variety of the most popular Neopets to choose from (which may be reason for concern to "Lenny" species fans the world over), 150 petpets (pets for the Neopets), mini-games, equippable items, and the deep storylines of nine years of Neopets history.
But in addition to the pick-up-and-play gameplay, Neopets Puzzle Adventures will also reward players with special codes when they achieve certain goals. Players who enter these codes in the online web-based Neopets community will unlock exclusive items for their neopets.com experience.
This will be the third videogame based on the Neopets property. The web-community and flash-game phenomenon previously received the PlayStation 2 game Neopets: The Darkest Faerie in 2005 and the PlayStation Portable game Neopets: Petpet Adventures: The Wand of Wishing in 2006. Both games were published by Sony Computer Entertainment.
But with the franchise now headed to just the PC and Nintendo platforms, Capcom is taking over the publishing reins. Explains Neopets Senior Vice President and General Manager Kyra Reppen, "Our partnership with Capcom provides a new form of game play for Neopets that is relevant to the platforms our audience is using, and that complements the game play on the site."
CAPCOM® AND NEOPETS® PARTNER TO INTRODUCE NEW MULTI-PLATFORM PUZZLE ADVENTURE GAME
Neopets® Puzzle Adventure Coming for Nintendo® Platforms and PC This Winter
SAN MATEO, Calif. and LOS ANGELES— June 3, 2008-- Capcom® Entertainment, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, and Nickelodeon® Kids and Family Group’s Neopets®, the most engaging tween virtual world on the internet (http://www.neopets.com), announced today a partnership to develop a new multi-platform puzzle adventure game, Neopets Puzzle Adventure (working title), for the Wii™, Nintendo DS™ and PC this holiday season. Based on the deep storylines of Neopets, Neopets Puzzle Adventure is a new puzzle game being developed by Capcom and Infinite Interactive, developers of Puzzle Quest™.
"As part of Neopets' strategy to extend the property into a multiplatform brand, we are continuously giving our audiences new ways to play on and off of the site," said Kyra Reppen, Senior vice president and general manager, Neopets. "Our partnership with Capcom provides a new form of game play for Neopets that is relevant to the platforms our audience is using, and that complements the game play on the site."
"Capcom is working to expand the breadth of our catalog to gamers of all ages in North America and Neopets is a perfect brand for us to bring to casual and family gamers," said Germaine Gioia, senior vice president, licensing, Capcom Entertainment. "Combining Capcom’s experience, the rich world of Neopets, and Infinite Interactive’s skills in the puzzle/adventure genre makes a perfect match."
Set to launch on the three systems this holiday season, Neopets Puzzle Adventure takes puzzle solving skills to new levels with a unique Neopets spin. Based on the classic board game, "Reversi", Neopets Puzzle Adventure, is a robust and fully integrated Neopets experience as it includes 150 different quests across vast Neopian lands, a variety of the most popular customizable Neopets to choose from, and several fun mini-games to add depth and fun to the gameplay. As a bonus to Neopets fans, players will be able to earn codes throughout the game that connect back to the Neopets site by achieving certain goals throughout the DS, Wii or PC game. These unique codes will allow players to unlock exclusive items back in their virtual world on neopets.com.
Neopets Puzzle Adventure is the only multi-platform puzzle adventure console game based on the popular virtual, global community. For the Neopets fan, Neopets Puzzle Adventure is a must-have game with its intuitive "pick up and play" game play pattern and new never-before-seen areas in the Neopets universe to explore. Neopets Puzzle Adventure will incorporate several different mini-games, 150 petpets, as well as more than 300 items to equip various Neopet characters, recipes, treasures, awards and more.
With more than 44 million global memberships, 200 games, an active virtual economy based on Neopoints, daily and weekly creativity contests, Neovision video player, discussion boards, quests and thousands of virtual items to collect, Neopets offers its audience an almost endless array of engaging activities. Neopets is a global community available in 11 languages.