DUBLIN, December 17 /PRNewswire/ --

- Five New Themed Levels and Ten New Challenges - PopCap and Holiday Themed - Now Available for Download

PopCap Games, the leading developer and publisher of casual games, today announced the immediate availability of the first FREE level pack for Peggle(TM) Nights. Available exclusively at http://www.Popcap.co.uk, the Peggle Nights Holiday 2008 level pack features five all-new levels, with holiday themes or themes related to other PopCap(R) titles - or in some cases, both. The new levels can be played in the Quick Play or Duel modes of Peggle Nights, and there are also ten new challenges in Challenge Mode based on the new levels. Additional level packs will be forthcoming in 2009 and beyond.

We can't get enough of Peggle ourselves, so there's a selfish motive behind introducing additional levels for Peggle Nights on a frequent basis, explained Sukhbir Sidhu, Studio Director at PopCap and co-creator of Peggle and Peggle Nights. For the legions of Peggle Nights fans, this is a small, early holiday gift from us, in thanks for that support.

The new levels in the Holiday 2008 level pack all have winter and/or holiday themes, and several also feature imagery and characters from other PopCap games, including obscure titles such as Iggle Pop(TM), Dynomite(TM), and Pixelus(TM). Peggle Nights owners simply download and install the Holiday 2008 bonus level pack file from Popcap.com and launch Peggle Nights to start playing the all-new levels and challenges. Even players who have the free trial version of Peggle Nights can play a couple of the new bonus levels. (As is the case with regular Peggle Nights, the new Challenge Mode challenges in the level pack can only be accessed once Adventure Mode has been completed.)

About PopCap

PopCap Games (http://www.popcap.com) is the leading multi-platform provider of casual games - fun, easy-to-learn, irresistible computer games that appeal to everyone from age 6 to 106. Based in Seattle, Washington, PopCap was founded in 2000 and has a worldwide staff of over 200 people in Seattle, San Francisco, Chicago, Vancouver, B.C., Dublin, and Shanghai. Its timeless games have been downloaded more than 1 billion times by consumers worldwide, and its flagship title, Bejeweled(R), has sold more than 25 million units across all platforms. Constantly acclaimed by consumers and critics, PopCap's games are played on the Web, desktop computers, myriad mobile devices (cell phones, smartphones, PDAs, Pocket PCs, iPod, iPhone and more), popular game consoles (such as Xbox 360 and Nintendo DS), and in-flight entertainment systems. PopCap is the only casual games developer with leading market share across all major sales channels, including Web portals, retail stores, consoles, mobile phones and MP3 players.

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