In a press release issued today PopCap Games divulged more details on their upcoming XBLA game Bejeweled Blitz LIVE
Bejeweled Blitz LIVE offers XBLA players the same fast paced 60-second action found in the popular Facebook variant of Bejeweled Blitz, but with all new modes, including 16-player simultaneous Party mode and head-to-head Battle mode over LIVE.
The press release goes on to detail that Bejeweled Blitz Live
will feature two different game types; the classic type with which Facebook users will be familiar and a version that features "Friendscore". Friendscore allows gamers to combine their score with the scores of their Xbox LIVE friends to compete for the highest weekly and all-time totals.
PopCap has also released several screenshots.
Microsoft has already announced that Bejeweled Blitz Live
will be part of the House Party series of XBLA releases, starting on February 18. The House Party will also include a release of Torchlight
, the Beyond Good and Evil HD
remake, Hard Corps Uprising
, and Full House Poker