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Please name D3 Publisher's XBLA Puzzle Quest expansion

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At this year's GDC, D3 Publisher was kind enough to show us the next entry in the Puzzle Quest series, Galactrix. Still, that title is quite a ways off, so what will Puzzle Quest fanatics do in the meantime? Drool over the upcoming Puzzle Quest expansion pack which is set to hit Xbox LIVE Arcade this spring.

Currently being called Puzzle Quest 1.5 due to the amount of new content included, the expansion will add 50 new spells and 40 new items. But it doesn't stop there -- developer Infinite Interactive will be adding four new professions: Bard, Rogue, Ranger, and Warlock. For good measure, the Southern Map will be expanded with 25 additional quests. But please don't tell me wife -- I can barely pull her away from the Xbox 360 as it is. 

As snappy as Puzzle Quest 1.5 sounds, D3 Publisher are looking for help naming the expansion. Fans can submit their entries at the official Web site between March 17-21; the winning name will be announced on April 2. Might I suggest Puzzle Questier: Even More Challenge of the Warlords?

What? It's catchy.

 D3Publisher of America Reveals New Expansion Pack for Critically Acclaimed Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords on Xbox LIVE Arcade

D3PA and Developer Infinite Interactive Call on Fans to Name New Addition to Puzzle Quest Universe at www.puzzle-quest.com

LOS ANGELES--D3Publisher of America, Inc. (D3PA) today revealed a robust new expansion pack for critically acclaimed Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords™ for Xbox LIVE® Arcade. Code-named “Puzzle Quest: 1.5” internally to reflect its tremendous amount of content, the expansion pack includes four new Hero professions, scores of new spells to cast and items to collect, challenging new quests, monsters and bosses and much more including the introduction of a new archenemy, Antharg, the Lord of Plague. D3PA and Infinite Interactive ask the devoted fan base to leave their mark on the Puzzle Quest universe by submitting game title suggestions to www.puzzle-quest.com starting at noon PDT Monday, March 17 and ending at noon PDT, Friday, March 21. The winning game title and two runners-up will be announced on April 2. The soon-to-be-named expansion pack will be available for play as an addition to Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords for Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft in spring 2008.

“Infinite Interactive has delivered much more than the average expansion pack and the incredible amount of content that it will include sets a new precedent for offerings on Xbox Live Arcade,” said Peter Andrew, vice president of product development, D3PA. “As much as ‘Puzzle Quest 1.5’ appropriately describes the new content, we look forward to having our fans name the next iteration in the Puzzle Quest universe.”

The expansion pack will offer fans hours of additional gameplay with four brand new Hero professions: Bard, Rogue, Ranger and Warlock. Players will adventure with new or existing Heroes to explore an expansive new area on the Southern Map containing more than 25 challenging quests, cast more than 50 new spells and collect more than 40 new magical items as they’re immersed into the compelling story of Antharg, the Lord of Plague and brother to the infamous Lord Bane. New monsters, bosses and more will challenge veteran and casual fans alike for hours of compelling entertainment.

For more information about the story and features of the “Puzzle Quest 1.5” expansion pack and naming contest rules and regulations, please visit: www.puzzle-quest.com.

Developed by Infinite Interactive Pty. Ltd., Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords artfully blends match-three puzzle gameplay with strategy, character-building elements and a persistent storyline. This unique combination of gameplay elements produces an appealing new videogame genre that entices casual and hardcore gamers alike, offering hours of fun-filled gameplay for the whole family. Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords has received numerous accolades acknowledging the excellence of the game. These include the prestigious 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 and “Puzzle Quest: 1.5” are developed by Infinite Interactive Pty. Ltd. and are rated “E 10+” (Everyone 10 and older—suggestive themes) by the ESRB.

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