Peggle 2

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Peggle 2
Peggle 2 for Xbox One.jpg
Cover art for Peggle 2
Developer(s) PopCap Games
Publisher(s) Electronic Arts
Series Peggle
Engine PopCap Games Framework
Platform(s) Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4
Release date(s) Xbox One
December 9, 2013
Xbox 360
May 7, 2014
PlayStation 4
October 14, 2014
Genre(s) Puzzle
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer
Distribution Download

Peggle 2 is a puzzle video game developed by PopCap Games. It was announced during the Electronic Arts E3 2013 press conference. PopCap Games announced Peggle 2 as a timed exclusive for the Xbox One.[1] It expands on the original Peggle by featuring new levels, challenges, environments, Peggle Masters and special powers. An Xbox 360 version of the game was released on May 7, 2014.[2]

Reception
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings 76.96%[3]
Metacritic 77/100[6]
Review scores
Publication Score
Destructoid 8/10[4]
Edge 7/10[16]
Electronic Gaming Monthly 7.5/10[17]
Eurogamer 7/10[10]
8/10 (IT)[11]
Game Informer 8/10[14]
Game Revolution 4/5 stars[9]
GameSpot 8/10[15]
GamesRadar 3.5/5 stars[7]
IGN 9/10[12]
7.8/10 (IT)[13]
Joystiq 3.5/5 stars[8]
Official Xbox Magazine (UK) 8/10[18]
Polygon 8/10[5]
Digital Spy 3/5 stars[19]
Hardcore Gamer 4/5[20]

Announcement[edit]

Peggle 2 was announced by PopCap co-founder John Vechey at E3, and was considered one of the most humorous moments of the entire E3 show. After announcing Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare, Vechey announced they had one last thing to show. He then made an exaggerated leap into the air and slammed his hand on the ground while shouting "Peggle 2!". Videos and remixes of the announcement became instant hits on YouTube.[21][22]

Reception[edit]

GameZone's Mike Splechta gave the Xbox One version a 9/10, stating "Despite it being a casual gamer's best friend, there is still something completely addicting about Peggle 2."[23]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Evans-Thirlwell, Edwin (2013-08-22). "Why is Peggle 2 an Xbox One exclusive? "There are a lot of unique features", says PopCap". Future plc. Retrieved 2014-01-04. 
  2. ^ http://online.wsj.com/article/PR-CO-20140304-907637.html
  3. ^ "Peggle 2 for Xbox One". Gamerankings. CBS Interactive. Retrieved January 4, 2014. 
  4. ^ Carter, Chris (December 9, 2013). "Review: Peggle 2". Destructoid. Retrieved January 4, 2014. 
  5. ^ Gies, Arthur (December 9, 2013). "Peggle 2 review: more balls". Polygon. Retrieved January 4, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Peggle 2 for Xbox One". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved January 4, 2014. 
  7. ^ Cooper, Hollander (December 9, 2013). "Peggle 2 review". GamesRadar. Retrieved January 4, 2014. 
  8. ^ Mitchell, Richard (December 9, 2013). "Peggle 2 review: Relapse". Joystiq. Retrieved January 4, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Peggle 2 Review". Game Revolution. Retrieved January 4, 2014. 
  10. ^ Donlan, Christian (December 9, 2013). "Peggle 2 review". Eurogamer. Retrieved January 4, 2014. 
  11. ^ Forte, Luca (December 11, 2013). "Peggle 2 - review". Eurogamer.it (in Italian). Retrieved January 4, 2014. 
  12. ^ McCaffrey, Ryan (December 9, 2013). "Peggle 2 Review". IGN. Retrieved January 4, 2014. 
  13. ^ Castelli, di Stefano (December 14, 2013). "Peggle 2 Recensione" (in Italian). IGN IT. Retrieved January 4, 2014. 
  14. ^ Reiner, Andrew (December 10, 2013). "Peggle 2". Game Informer. Retrieved January 4, 2014. 
  15. ^ Walton, Mark. "Peggle 2 Review". GameSpot. Retrieved January 4, 2014. 
  16. ^ "Peggle 2 Review". Edge. December 19, 2013. Retrieved January 4, 2014. 
  17. ^ L. Patterson, Eric (December 11, 2013). "EGM Review: Peggle 2". Electronic Gaming Monthly. Retrieved January 4, 2014. 
  18. ^ Blyth, Jon (December 9, 2013). "Review: Peggle 2". Official Xbox Magazine UK. Retrieved January 4, 2014. 
  19. ^ Martin, Liam (December 9, 2013). "Peggle 2 review (Xbox One): Bright, bouncy and brilliant". Digital Spy. Retrieved January 4, 2014. 
  20. ^ Peeples, Jeremy (12 December 2013). "Review: Peggle 2". Hardcore Gamer. Hardcore Gamer. Retrieved 19 January 2014. 
  21. ^ "Now This Is How You Announce A Peggle Sequel". 10 June 2013. Retrieved 22 October 2014. 
  22. ^ youtube.com/watch?v=Sr57Je1fVvM
  23. ^ Splechta, Mike (11 December 2013). "Peggle 2 Review: It's finally here!". GZ. Retrieved 22 January 2014. 

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