) PopCap Games recently released the popular puzzle game,
) Windows 8. Priced at $4.99,
is available in the Windows store.
The latest version of the puzzle game comprises three modes
namely Classic Bejeweled, Diamond Mine and Butterflies. All the
modes feature different gameplay that includes special Flame
gems, Star gems, Hypercubes and Supernova gems and winner get new
Bejeweled badges. The game also provides a "Hint" button for
in-game tips to advance in a certain level.
The Bejeweled franchise has proved to be immensely successful
for PopCap and has received rave reviews based on its simplicity
and innovative gameplay. The franchise's other offerings such as
have garnered rave review from metacritic for different
platforms. The games are available in Xbox 360, Sony's
PlayStation 3 and
Thus, going by the past performance of the franchise, the new
game should perform well that will likely add to EA's top line.
The addition of PopCap Games has expanded EA's reach in the
mobile and social gaming segment. Apart from
, PopCap Games boasts other popular titles such as
Plants vs Zombies
and are being played on different platforms.
Additionally, we believe that EA's high-quality titles and a
robust product pipeline along with increasing online exposure and
traction in the social and mobile gaming market will boost its
top-line growth over the long term.
However, we remain cautious on EA due to sluggish consumer
spending on packaged video games, dismal video game sales and
increasing competition from
Currently, EA has a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold).
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