Bejeweled 3 announced for PC, but not yet in development for mobile

Expect iPhone and Windows Phone 7 in 2011?

Bejeweled 3 announced for PC, but not yet in development for mobile

One of the best selling casual game franchises of all time, as well as being one of the best selling mobile franchises, it's always news when PopCap announces a new Bejeweled.

Which is what it's done today in the form of Bejeweled 3, which will be released for PC on December 7.

There has been some confusion however about the ETA for the expected mobile versions.

The first UK press release specifically mentioned iPhone and Window 7 versions, but PopCap's internal PR has since confirmed that mobile versions of the game are "not even in development".

Patience, Soltaire

Still, with Bejeweled 2 selling over three million on iOS, Bejeweled LIVE being a launch Windows Phone 7 game, and mobile sales now consisting of around a quarter of PopCap's revenue, we're sure Bejeweled 3 will be making the transition at some point in 2011.

So, for the record, the new features of the PC version include powerful new gems, 40 puzzles in the Quest mode, four new modes such as Butterflies and Ice Storm, and 65 achievements.

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