by Joe White
January 17, 2014
The free Bejeweled Blitz has received an update adding what Electronic Arts (EA) is calling “one of the most requested features” from the Facebook version of the match-three game: Vaulted Gems. In an email that reached our inbox earlier today, EA explains: “New in this mobile update is one of the most highly requested features from the Facebook version of Bejeweled Blitz: Vaulted Gems. Vaulted Gems have unique effects on the game board, pack a punch, and are only available for a limited time!” Originally developed by PopCap Games, EA took the Bejeweled Blitz helm back in 2011 when it acquired the developer. Besides Bejeweled, PopCap brought a number of other popular titles to the App Store (including Plants vs. Zombies), and fortunately for iDevice gamers the studio has continued to operate as a subsidiary of EA in the years following its acquisition. As such, the EA-owned PopCap was able to bring the highly anticipated Plants vs. Zombies 2 to the App Store last year; PopCap’s iOS apps have also received regular updates. Here’s a list of changes made to Bejeweled Blitz, as of its 1.4.0 update. Besides Vaulted Gems, a new “Ice-Burrst Gem” has made an appearance, and a number of further enhancements have also been applied in the updated game:
Plus, several more minor performance improvements have also been applied in the update. You can download the recently updated Bejeweled Blitz in the App Store free of charge, and it’s optimized for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Oi_G8PFOo0 If you can’t see the above video, please click this link. Check out the updated application now, or for more of our recent news, see: Keep Track Of Your Favorite TV Shows With Version 3.0 Of 60Hz For iPhone And iPad, Moonbot Studios’ Lollipop 3: Eggs Of Doom Is A Most Egg-cellent Arcade Game, and Slender Man Is Back: Dare You Confront Him In Slender Rising 2?.
- Celebrate holidays with new Vaulted Rare Gems—each one is available for a limited time only!
- Keep it even icier during the Polar Vortex with the new Bejeweled Blitz rare winter gem - the Ice-Burrrst Gem makes even the most heated games cooler.
- Items: get all Rare Gem gifts, grants, and shares straight from your Items tab.
- Spin for steeds – players get a FREE Blazing Steed Rare Gem sent to their Items tab when they use the Daily Spin 5 Days in a row!
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