Puzzle Quest 3 launches on March 1 for mobile devices and Steam as a free-to-play title
Publisher 505 Games and developer Infinity Plus Two have announced that Puzzle Quest 3 will launch for mobile devices (Google Play, App Store) and PC (Steam) on March 1. Puzzle Quest is a merger between match-3 puzzles and fantasy role-playing gameplay.
At launch, the puzzle-RPG will include five hero classes (Paladin, Berzerker, Shaman, Necromancer, Assassin) with regular updates planned afterward. Various pre-registration awards can be seen by visiting the official website.
A gameplay trailer, press release, store page description, and screenshot set can be found below, via 505 Games.
Global video game publisher 505 Games today announced that Puzzle Quest 3 (PQ3), an all-new installment to the groundbreaking puzzle-RPG franchise, will launch on March 1, 2022 and be free-to-play on Steam, App Store and Google Play Stores worldwide. PQ3 is the long-awaited sequel to the original Puzzle Quest series featuring an evolved 1-versus-1 battle system now realized in a 3D game world. Today also marks the beginning of the pre-registration campaign where fans can unlock rewards through community engagement and kickstart their puzzle adventure.
Puzzle Quest 3 modernizes the globally popular series, offering a new take on the puzzle combat system. Players will enjoy the signature 1-versus-1 battles and new puzzle mechanics, including timed back-to-back 8-directional gem matching to help build mana and cast spells on enemies, opening up new strategic possibilities with every battle. The game takes place 500 years after the original Puzzle Quest, in the familiar lands of Etheria where heroes are called to save the realm from a new evil threatening all of dragon kind.
The newly released gameplay trailer showcases five hero classes launching this March. Players can choose to play as a Paladin, Berzerker, Shaman, Necromancer or Assassin to unleash powerful spells and defeat enemies in puzzle battles across the world of Etheria. The game recalls its popular deep RPG mechanics and fantasy-based storylines that made the original a standout hit, with plans to continue introducing new classes and game content over time.
“Over a decade ago, we introduced Puzzle Quest to gamers, innovating a new puzzle-RPG hybrid genre, and created a franchise that is still going strong today with millions of players globally,” said Steve Fawkner, CEO and Creative Lead at Infinity Plus Two. “I am thrilled for the opportunity to finally continue the series and globally debut Puzzle Quest 3 this coming March. We have a big roadmap ahead with some big surprises that I’m sure will excite fans, both old and new.”
Starting today, players can join the countdown to launch by visiting the game website at www.PuzzleQuest3.com to participate in the pre-registration campaign and learn how to unlock free rewards at launch. Reward milestones are based on completing “quests” such as wishlisting on Steam, pre-registering on Google Play, signing up for the newsletter or following PQ3 on social media (Facebook and Twitter @puzzlequest3). With each milestone completed, all players will receive greater in-game rewards to help kick start their journey into Etheria, from valuable resources like gems and gold, to powerful gear like the Dragonguard Ring.
Store Page Description
Master strategic match-3 combat in Puzzle Quest 3, the all-new installment to the globally renowned puzzle-RPG franchise. Prepare yourself for an epic journey across Etheria, a dangerous fantasy realm filled with enemies to conquer and loyal allies to recruit.
Explore mythical dungeons, uncover valuable loot, and unlock epic gear as you embark on a brand-new epic storyline to become the next Puzzle Quest legend!
Discover Evolved Puzzle Combat
Match gems in any direction to charge up your spells and unleash powerful attacks in action-packed 1-on-1 battles. A lot can happen in a single turn - planning ahead is the key to victory.
Embark on a Hero’s Journey
Choose the hero you want to be! Play as a Paladin, Berserker, Shaman, Assassin, or Necromancer, and discover a variety of storylines as you level up, build your hero’s skills, and acquire new weapons, armor, and more!
- Paladin: Holy warriors from the Agarian Kingdoms. Highly sought after, their aura of protective magic can extend out to cover all their companions.
- Berzerker: Fearsome warriors from the Northern plains beyond Theira. They can enter a ferocious rage where every strike is deadly.
- Shaman: With a strange eclectic mixture of healing and poisoning skills, Shamans hail from the southern jungles where they are both feared and revered by their people.
- Assassin: Silent killers of the night, Assassins excel at disabling their enemies in multiple ways and then ending them with a single decisive strike.
- Necromancer: Hailing from the chilly citadels of Skelheim in the borderlands, Necromancers are mysterious masters of both cold and death magics.
PVP Action and Real-Time Multiplayer Coop
Battle fellow heroes in PVP and climb the leaderboards, or form an alliance with up to three friends and traverse the deepest dungeons together in real-time!
Signature Deep RPG Gameplay
Become the hero of your own making by gaining experience and loot from your quests. Select from hundreds of different weapons and armor to sharpen your combat skills and take on increasingly powerful foes.
Beautiful 3D Graphics
Experience fully animated battles with true 3D graphics never-before-seen in a match-3 game!
Epic Loot and Rewards
Defeat your enemies and complete quests to obtain valuable loot, then upgrade your gear and prepare for the next battle.
Regular Updates, Daily Quests, and Weekly Bounties
Stay tuned for regular updates and new events, including new quests to complete and bounties to claim.