Save the holidays with Balloon Pop Festival on WiiWare

Balloon Pop FestivalIf you (like most people) missed Balloon Pop the first time UFO Interactive published it on Wii, you will soon have an opportunity to have it delivered directly to your console. UFO has announced Balloon Pop Festival, a version of the match-three puzzler, for WiiWare. It's still an obscure, low-budget puzzler, but now it'll be cheaper!

The "festival" aspect of the game refers to special animations for various holidays throughout the year, "from Valentine's Day to Talk Like a Pirate Day." That's right, this WiiWare game just made Talk Like a Pirate Day official. Balloon Pop Festival will celebrate a very special occasion on July 12 -- that's the day it's released in North America, for 800 Wii Points ($8). The press release can be found after the break.
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Pomona, CA (July 8, 2010) UFO Interactive Games, Inc., a leading publisher of interactive entertainment, today announced the launch of Balloon Pop Festival on July 12, 2010 for Nintendo Wii through WiiWare at 800 points.

About Balloon Pop Festival™

Kick off the holidays with Balloon Pop Festival and let the festivities begin! The Balloon Bandit is back to his old tricks and has stolen the festivals of Earth! Stop him from crashing the party and bring back the joy of the holidays, one festival at a time. This simple and engaging match 3 puzzler is a fun, wholesome experience for the entire family!

BALLOON POP FESTIVAL™ KEY FEATURES:

Art Style and Appeal – With cute, appealing graphics for everyone, this charming match 3 title oozes charm and fun as you explore the different holidays spread throughout the yea. Everything
from Valentine's Day to Talk Like A Pirate Day is included with beautiful themed animations that
will surely leave you smiling!

Casual Play – Have a relaxing time playing through Story or Endless Mode, or try your hand at solving brain-teasers in Puzzle Mode!

Play Against Your Friends – If you have a penchant for competition, there are 3 multiplayer
modes that will test your reaction, puzzle solving and match 3 combo skills. Let the competition
begin!

This article was originally published on Joystiq.