Oh my God it’s time: Galactrix launch day trailer

It’s been almost eight months since I first laid hands on Puzzle Quest: Galactrix, and most of the time inbetween then and now has been spent idly wondering if the game had the power to addict me as completely as the first game did (and then, I got the demo and realized the addiction was going to be much, much worse than the first time).

I’m sure you can imagine, then, that today is a happy day, because I just watched this trailer that made the hairs on my arms stand on end, and as soon as it’s lunchtime I’m driving down to GameStop and picking up my copy and spending all night clicking away mindlessly at hex-shaped blocks. Can’t wait!


D3Publisher Utilizes Full Spectrum of Distribution Channels to Bring Game to Consumers
LOS ANGELES – February 24, 2009 – D3Publisher announced today that Puzzle Quest: Galactrix from Infinite Interactive is available at North and South American retail outlets for Nintendo DS™, and for Windows™ PC via publisher Aspyr Media.  In addition, D3Publisher has simultaneously released the game for Windows PC download through contracts with several leading PC download services, offering Puzzle Quest: Galactrix to gamers through a multitude of diverse portals. The game will also debut on Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system via PlayStation®Network in early 2009.

“Puzzle Quest: Galactrix is a truly high caliber and worthy successor to Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords, the #1 selling new puzzle franchise in 2007 according to NPD,” said Yoji Takenaka, president and chief executive officer, North America and Europe, D3Publisher. “D3Publisher is committed to delivering Puzzle Quest: Galactrix and all our games to a wide and diverse audience, and our dynamic combination of retail and digital distribution will help achieve that goal to the highest degree.”

“Our goal is for fans to feel the same excitement and novelty in Puzzle Quest: Galactrix as when they first played Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords,” said Steve Fawkner, CEO and Lead Designer, Infinite Interactive. “Through the innovative hexagonal match-three board, a compelling new storyline, new graphics and more, we have kept the latest Puzzle Quest experience fresh and absorbing for hundreds of hours of unforgettable gameplay. ”
Puzzle Quest: Galactrix is a rich new addition to the beloved Puzzle Quest universe. The game incorporates a powerful blend of casual and hardcore gameplay elements, similar to those adored by fans of the critically acclaimed Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords, into an all-new futuristic, science-fiction setting. An innovative hexagonal puzzle board allows for a wide range of strategic depth if a player chooses, allowing for both casual and hardcore players to enjoy the game on their own terms.  A rich and detailed storyline and fresh gameplay elements make the world of Puzzle Quest: Galactrix a captivating new adventure to explore and conquer.

Puzzle Quest: Galactrix is developed by Infinite Interactive Pty. Ltd. and is rated “E10+” (Alcohol Reference and Violent References) by the ESRB. For all the most up-to-date information about Puzzle Quest: Galactrix and the Puzzle Quest universe, please visit:  www.puzzle-quest.com.
About Aspyr Media

Aspyr Media, Inc. is a leading videogame publisher that creates, packages and delivers fun to millions around the world. Hailing from Austin, Texas USA, Aspyr strives relentlessly to ensure a quality experience for consumers and industry partners. To fall more deeply in love with Aspyr and its amazing line of products, visit www.aspyr.com and see just how much fun you can legally have.

 About D3Publisher

 D3Publisher, a subsidiary of D3, Inc., is a leading interactive entertainment publisher and distributor for licensed and original titles for personal computers, major console platforms and handheld systems.  D3Publisher has operations in the U.S., U.K., and Japan.  The company also owns development studio Vicious Cycle Software, Inc., and its technology platform, Vicious Engine.  Recent releases have included Dark Sector®, Dead Head Fred®, Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords®, Ben 10™: Protector of Earth and BEN 10 ALIEN FORCE™ The Game.   For more information about D3Publisher, please visit: www.d3publisher.com. 

Colette Bennett