Extreme Fever: Peggle Hitting Xbox Live This Month, Peggle Nights Level Pack #2 Coming Today

BOOM widget 77198 Causal game publisher PopCap today kicked off Peggle Fever, a three-month long "pronounced period of peg-popping pervasiveness."

The promotion is meant to celebrate the different kinds of "pure Peggle pleasure" that players can experience on a variety of platforms.

The Nintendo DS version of the physics-based ball bouncing game officially arrives at reatilers today, in the form of Peggle: Dual Shot, with PopCap confirming that the long-awaited Xbox Live Arcade and iPhone iterations will arrive within March. Furthermore, Peggle will be available for mobile phones running Android come May.

Today will also see the debut of the second free level pack for Peggle Nights (PC), and the launch of PopCap's Peggle Art Contest, which concludes on June 3. Over $10,000 in prizes are up for grabs, including trips to PopCap's Seattle headquarters, limited edition Peggle merchandise, and iPhones and Xbox 360s packed with Peggle.

"To date, Peggle and Peggle Nights combined have been downloaded more than 45 million times--yet the games remain modest commercial successes by PopCap standards," the company said today.