Hot on the heels of a successful Bejeweled 3 launch, Popcap have wasted no time in announcing the next game in the series, Bejeweled Blitz on XBLA. A specific release date was not confirmed other than to say it will be available sometime in Quarter 1, 2011.
So what will this version add that you can’t already get from any of the other versions?
How about a 16 player simultaneous Party mode and head-to-head Battle mode over LIVE, oh yes 16 player! In addition to this the game will offer the same fast paced 60-second action found on the Facebook version of Bejeweled Blitz, so get ready for the ‘just one more go’ syndrome to really grab you.
Popcap have been kind enough to provide 10 screenshots to accompany this announcement so we will hand it over to them for the final word.
Beyond crystal-sharp, high-definition graphics, Bejeweled Blitz LIVE for XBLA boasts two styles of play: classic and an all new twist. In addition to real-time leaderboards driving up-to-the-minute scores from you and your friends, the game also provides the all new Friendscore. Friendscore allows you to combine your score with the scores of your Xbox LIVE friends for the highest weekly and all-time totals.