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  PopCap Games Launches Solitaire Blitz™ for iOS
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[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

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 iTunes.

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 go.”

Game Highlights:

High Speed Meets High Stakes

Clear the decks in just 60 seconds. Score big bonuses for long winning streaks, accuracy and more.

Amazing Achievements

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 multipliers!

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!

About PopCap

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, Bejeweled , has sold more than 50 million units.

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