Puzzle Quest 3 launches for PlayStation and Xbox consoles on April 18 as a free-to-play title

505 Games and Infinity Plus 2 have announced that Puzzle Quest 3 will launch as a free-to-play title on April 18 for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, and Xbox One.

The puzzle/RPG hybrid previously released for mobile devices (Google PlayApp Store) and PC (Steam) in March 2022.

Details and screenshots can be found below, via 505 Games.

Global video game publisher 505 Games announced today that Puzzle Quest 3 (PQ3), the most recent installment to the groundbreaking and highly successful puzzle-RPG franchise, is scheduled for worldwide release on April 18th for Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, and PlayStation 4 gaming consoles.

“We’ve received a tremendous amount of feedback and continued support from our Puzzle Quest 3 players on Steam Early Access and mobile platforms. We are excited to continue our expansion onto Xbox and PlayStation console platforms, extending the PQ3 experience even further,” said Steve Fawkner, CEO and Creative Lead at Infinity Plus Two.  “Fan feedback has been invaluable to us, especially in our first year in the market. The team has worked hard on the roadmap, introducing new features, continuous updates and delivering on a wholly unique game experience while staying true to the classic puzzle combat roots that Puzzle Quest is known for. We’re very proud of where the game is today and are excited to celebrate the launch in April by giving away a special high-value gift to all players across all platforms when they login.” 

Puzzle Quest 3 returns to its origins, recalling the deep RPG mechanics and signature heroic storylines that made the original a standout hit within the Match-3 category. The sequel features unique head-to-head battles that push the boundaries of the genre once again, with an intense 1-versus-1 battle system realized in a 3D game world. Since the initial launch, the game has introduced several major changes, including a new action points system that hearkens back to the legacy of the original Puzzle Quest. This includes a deeper focus on head to head battles where enemies manipulate the puzzle board and heroes must plan their matches more strategically. Puzzle Quest 3 has also introduced two new hero classes, a brand new adventure mode, a larger puzzle board, and multiple seasonal storylines. Additional improvements include an economy overhaul that reduced resource complexity and improved story chest reward rollout based on the community feedback.

Taking place in the land of Etheria 500 years after the original Puzzle Quest, players will embark on a heroic journey to discover the meaning behind the ancient Red Dragon's dying words. Fans will also get a taste of the new 3D game graphics as they become the ultimate hero with a familiar, yet updated puzzle board full of colorful gems and skulls, deep systems, recognizable characters, and an epic heroic storyline. The game includes a new immersive battle system where players unleash deadly spells and paralyzing attacks through the power of gem-crushing in an enhanced turn-based system making matches based on the number of action points available. 

Puzzle Quest 3 is scheduled to launch as a free-to-play title on April 18th for Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, and PlayStation 4 gaming consoles, and is currently available and free-to-play on Steam Early Access, App Store and Google Play Stores. Special rewards will be available to players at console launch across all platforms.

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