Puzzle Quest coming to iPhone

D3Publisher today announced that the Puzzle Quest franchise will be expanding onto the iPhone and iPod Touch with Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords being developed by TransGaming Inc.

“The iPhone and iPod Touch are natural extensions to TransGaming’s existing Mac business and we are focused on bringing only the highest quality content to these devices. Puzzle Quest is an outstanding franchise and we have no doubt this game will have incredible appeal to a broad range of gamers”, commented Vikas Gupta, CEO & President of TransGaming. “We have established a leadership position in bringing top tier games to Mac and we are now setting our sights on the Apple mobile market opportunity.”

“It has been a wild and exciting ride for us at D3Publisher to watch Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords progress from a unique release on handheld platforms to one of the most beloved puzzle game franchises of today, raising demand from gamers everywhere to be able to play it on their platform of choice,” said Yoji Takenaka, President and Chief Executive Officer of North America and Europe, D3Publisher. “After making the rounds on consoles, PC and Mac, we are thrilled to have TransGaming bringing it back to a handheld device, and not just any handheld, but the iPhone—a platform that D3Publisher looks forward to utilizing to reach a whole new group of gamers with this title and many more to come.”

Described as “electronic crack” by.. me, Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords offers players a unique combination of classic RPG elements and fun puzzle mechanics. Designed specifically to entertain both casual and hardcore gamers Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords incorporates strategy, role-playing elements and a persistent storyline in a puzzle board setting that is sure to deliver an immersive gaming experience.

Puzzle Quest should be available to download from the iTunes app store this fall (i.e. by November). No pricing has been announced yet, but £5.99 seems to be the going rate for professional iPhone games at the moment.