Bookworm, Bejeweled Twist Coming to Nintendo DS; PopCap Teases Upcoming Zombie Game

By Chris Faylor, Feb 25, 2009 8:48am PST Next week's release of Peggle: Dual Shot won't be the only PopCap game to hit Nintendo DS this year, as the casual publisher told Forbes that it's planning to bring perennial time wasters Bookworm and Bejeweled Twist to to the portable soon.

Bookworm challenges players to find words in a randomized tablet of letters, while Bejeweled Twist has players matching three or more blocks of the same color.

In addition, PopCap VP Greg Canessa teased the company's new original PC game, Plants vs. Zombies, describing it as a combination of "the real-time strategy genre, the tower defense games and collectible card games--but in a casual context."

Plants vs. Zombies is due out later this year. And while the description may sound a little confusing, to say the least, Forbes writer Chris Morris points out PopCap has a knack for such things. After all, the ball-bouncing bliss of Peggle could be described as a combination of "pachinko, gravitational physics, pinball, geometry and cartoon animals."

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