EA announces Peggle Blast for iOS and Android - free to play Peggle, anyone?
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Peggle Blast has been officially announced now. It's a ball-and-peg puzzler, as you might expect, but will be free to play rather than premium.
Yep, not only did EA announced SimCity BuildIt after Apple had its show, it also decided to reveal Peggle Blast.
We've actually seen Peggle Blast before, or it seems we have, at least. You may remember that EA removed the original Peggle and started testing out a free to play version.
Well, the original premium game is now Peggle Classic [buy], and this free to play one EA was testing seems to be Peggle Blast, judging by the screenshots.
We were able to play a soft-launch of Peggle Blast a little while ago and can confirm that it is also free to play. So, while we can't say it's definitely the same game, that seems to be the case.
The major differences (other than the price point) between Peggle Classic and Peggle Blast is that Blast is played in portrait view and has a map to travel across rather than a level select menu.
It should also offer IAPs for power-ups, more balls if you run out, and have a pay-or-wait energy system. We'll see if that's true when Peggle Blast comes out.