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SEATTLE, Washington—March 21, 2013
—PopCap Games, the worldwide leader in casual video
games and a division of EA, today announced the worldwide release
of Solitaire Blitz
™ for iOS, the latest adaptation of the
company’s popular social game, already played by more than a
million Facebook users around the globe every week via Web browser.
The game is available immediately as a free download from
With Solitaire Blitz for iOS, players will encounter great new
social twists to the classic game of solitaire in a fast-paced
treasure hunt, exclusively for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.
Players will match cards quickly to clear the decks in 60 seconds,
collect treasures and compete with friends, dive into uncharted
waters to uncover rare artwork and priceless antiques, and meet
colorful characters throughout the underwater adventure.
“The touch-screen experience takes Solitaire Blitz to
whole new level. Combined with everything else that makes this game
so amazing, you end up with the best free solitaire game available
for mobile devices,” said Scott Willoughby, franchise
director for Solitaire Blitz. “Existing fans and first-time
users alike are going to love this new version, especially since
they can now compete with friends for high scores on the
High Speed Meets High Stakes
Clear the decks in just 60 seconds. Score big bonuses for long
winning streaks, accuracy and more.
Unlock a boatload of new in-game achievements, including awards
for accuracy, win streaks and high scores.
Fun with Fishy Friends
Get to know Pearl the mermaid, Otis the worm, Noodles the
octopus and many more as they provide tips, tricks and score
A Trove of Treasures
Collect treasures, hunt for rare trinkets and earn coins to
purchase boosts that supercharge your game.
Fun, Social and Competitive
Connect to Facebook to compete with friends and battle it out
for leaderboard supremacy!
PopCap Games is the leading global developer, publisher and
operator of casual video games: fun, easy-to-learn, captivating
games that appeal to all ages across PC, mobile, social and other
platforms. Based in Seattle, Washington, PopCap was founded in
2000, was acquired by Electronic Arts in 2011, and has a worldwide
staff of more than 450 people in Seattle, San Francisco, Vancouver,
B.C., and Shanghai. PopCap's games have been downloaded over 1.5
billion times by consumers worldwide, and its flagship franchise,
™, has sold more than 50 million units.
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