D3 announces Puzzle Quest and more downloadable via PlayStation Store

Haven’t gotten around to buying my favorite endless addiction title, Puzzle Quest, for your PSP? Never fear. D3 Publisher senses your needs. They announced today that several of their classic PSP titles will soon be available (in North America) for download to the PSP directly through the PlayStation Store for PC.

In addition to Puzzle Quest, you can also get WTF: Work Time Fun, Cube, Dead Head Fred, PQ: Practical Intelligence Quotient, and PQ2: Practical Intelligence Quotient 2. The prices will range between $9.99 and $14.99. Puzzle Quest and Cube will be available September 18th, while the rest of the bunch will come along mid-October.

For haters of clutter, this ought to be a great solution, as no UMD is needed to play these titles. On the other hand, some people hate not owning physical copies of games. Would you snag any of these, or would you rather buy the originals and carry a little extra bulk in your PSP carrying case?






PSP System Gamers Will Now Have Access to Favorite D3P Titles Including the Original and Wildly Popular Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords®, Critically-Acclaimed Dead Head Fred® and more—no UMD Required!


LOS ANGELES—September 8, 2008— Premier publisher of interactive entertainment software, D3Publisher (D3P), will bring its classic PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system titles to gamers for download via the PLAYSTATION®Store in North America beginning this September.  PSP system owners will no longer need a UMD to play critically-acclaimed PSP system titles such as WTF: work time fun™, a crazy collection of fun and addictive mini-games, the original Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords®, 2007’s multiple award-winning cult hit that blends match-three puzzle gameplay with strategy, character-building elements and a persistent storyline, Dead Head Fred®, a head-swapping, third person-action game and more.


“D3Publisher is always looking to make fun and original gaming experiences easily accessible to everyone,” said Yoji Takenaka, president and chief executive officer, North America and Europe, D3P.  “We believe that making these classic PSP system titles available via digital distribution gives the games a new opportunity for discovery and the gamers a second chance at hours of enjoyment.”


D3Publisher’s Line-Up Includes:


Cube™ – Offering highly addictive puzzle solving action, Cube challenges players in single or multiplayer modes to make their way through suspended 3D worlds of platforms and mazes jam-packed with collectible items and obstacles.  Cube will be available for download on September 18, 2008 for $9.99. 


Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords – The genre-bending title that took the gaming community by storm at the top of 2007 incorporates strategy, role-playing elements and a persistent storyline into a match-three puzzle board setting, has received numerous awards including Best Downloadable Game at the 11th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards, a Best Puzzle Game of E3 2007 Award from IGN.com and the esteemed iParenting Media Excellent Product Award for 2007.  Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords is designed specifically to entertain both casual and hardcore gamers-on-the-go with its deep immersion, five to fifteen minute play sessions and turn-based play style.  Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords will be available for download on September 18, 2008 for $14.99.


WTF: work time fun – A crazy collection of fun and addictive mini-games, WTF drives players to perform sometimes trivial, sometimes mind-bending, but always fun jobs in pursuit of the almighty dollar.  WTF will be available for download on October 2, 2008 for $9.99.


PQ: Practical Intelligence Quotient™ – Using a measuring system that was created under the guidance of Professor Masuo Koyasu of Kyoto University in Japan that determines players’ ‘Practical Intelligence Quotient’ or PQ, players move blocks, avoid walls and lasers, pull switches and maneuver with maps to reach their goal to solve more than 100 3D logic puzzles. As players solve the puzzle within a shorter time frame and with fewer moves, their PQ scores improve.  PQ: Practical Intelligence Quotient will be available for download on October 2, 2008 for $9.99.


PQ2: Practical Intelligence Quotient™ 2 – A follow-up to PQ: Practical Intelligence Quotient, the critically acclaimed PQ2 calculates players’ intelligence by using the PQ scoring system as they solve more than 250 mind-bending puzzles.  PQ2 will be available for download on October 16, 2008 for $14.99. 


Dead Head Fred – In Dead Head Fred, players will adventure as Fred Neuman, a private detective savagely murdered and then resurrected in a bizarre scientific experiment without his memory or his head.  Players will embark on a quest for vengeance as they solve their own murder by using the severed heads of enemies to battle their way through challenging but bizarre environments.  Dead Head Fred will be available for download on October 16, 2008 for $14.99.

For more information on D3P’s products, please visit: www.d3publisher.com.


Colette Bennett