Puzzle Quest 3 now available for PlayStation and Xbox consoles

505 Games and Infinity Plus 2 have released Puzzle Quest 3 as a free-to-play title for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, and Xbox One. The puzzle-RPG was originally set to release for consoles on April 18 before an unexpected delay.

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

A launch trailer, 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 available today at 5pm PT and free-to-play on Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, and PlayStation 4 gaming consoles.

“When Puzzle Quest 3 launched in March of 2022, we were excited for players to get their hands on a game nearly 10 years in the making,” said Steve Fawkner, CEO and Creative Lead at Infinity Plus Two. “Since then, we have taken player feedback, adding new modes, overhauling systems, and implementing key features to make a game that not only carries the legacy of the original Puzzle Quest but also evolves the franchise’s unique gameplay in different ways.”

“We’re so proud to be able to provide console fans with the best puzzle gaming experience yet, bringing to life our long-term vision of creating free-to-play multiplatform games for players around the globe,” said Clive Robert, Head of Free-to-Play at 505 Games. “This year, we’ve laid the foundation for Puzzle Quest 3, exited Early Access on PC, and launched onto PlayStation and Xbox platforms. Our community has also been an integral part of helping us improve and innovate the genre and make this game the best it can be.”

To celebrate Puzzle Quest 3’s one year anniversary and the game’s launch on console, special rewards valued at over $100 will be available to players across all platforms for a limited time. This includes a 30-day VIP Pass with extra daily free VIP rewards, a free new set of skins for the original group of heroes, and access to the next Premium Quest Pass to earn extra rewards for completing ongoing quests.

In Puzzle Quest 3, 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 franchise’s 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.

During the past year, the Puzzle Quest 3 team has introduced several new features and updates that will be part of the console launch including:

  • Gameplay Update: Action Points - Battles now include Action Points (AP) instead of the timer, allowing players to carefully plan out their best moves without the pressure of the timer. 
  • Larger Puzzle Board - The game has increased the size of the board by 1 column and 1 row, allowing for more potential matches and strategies.
  • Updated Tutorial Systems – including the Adventurer’s Guide - The tutorial functions have been improved to teach new players in the early stages of the game. The Adventurer’s Guide has also been introduced - in-game guides with pictures and descriptions of the various mechanics of the games that will continue to be expanded as new features come to the game.
  • Two New Heroes Classes - The Mercenary and The Warlock bring their unique take on puzzle combat, in addition to the original five hero classes.
  • New Game Modes: Adventure and Hunts
    • Adventure Mode: Allows heroes to journey through unique maps, each with branching paths, dialogue, rewards, and more. Every adventure is a dynamic experience with various difficulties. The map and play style hearkens back to the original Puzzle Quest.
    • Hunts Mode: Allows players to target specific chests and loot and provides an alternative game mode to level up secondary heroes.
  • Major Relic and Shards Rework (Economy Overhaul) - Reduces the number of different collectibles and simplifies the upgrade system of all gear, spells, and minions.
  • Updated Rewards for VIP and Passes - VIP system and Quest Pass (PQ3’s battle pass) now reflects higher direct player value with more opportunities to let players use their rewards how they want to, and reflects the reduced needs for keys that opened chests in the past.
  • Six Seasons of Content - Each season has introduced new weapons, new gear, new enemies, and new storylines that follow the adventuring party from the main storyline. All can be accessed via the Seasons Archive in the Battle menu.

Puzzle Quest 3 is available now as a free-to-play title for Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, and PlayStation 4 gaming consoles, and is currently available and free-to-play on Steam, App Store, and Google Play Stores.

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