Puzzle Quest 2 is now 800 Microsoft Points on Xbox Live Arcade. With a sequel that stands up to and surpasses the original in many ways, it's actually a better buy at the same price as original Puzzle Quest.

Meanwhile, Puzzle Quest Galactrix is still 1600 Microsoft Points ($20) on XBLA. Nope, we can't explain it either.

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Puzzle Quest™ 2 is Now Available for 800 Microsoft Points on Xbox LIVE Arcade!

LOS ANGELES – April 12, 2011 – D3Publisher (D3P) today confirmed that Puzzle Quest 2 is now available for download at a new low price of 800 Microsoft Points ($10) on Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. Puzzle Quest 2 is an IGN "Editors' Choice Award" recipient and marks the return of the ultimate puzzle adventure in an all-new fantasy universe and is the follow-up to Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords, an Interactive Achievement Award winner for "Best Downloadable Game of the Year". Puzzle Quest 2 is rated "E10+" (Mild Fantasy Violence, Mild Language, Mild Suggestive Theme) by the ESRB for Xbox 360. For more information on Puzzle Quest 2, please visit www.puzzle-quest.com and find Puzzle Quest 2 on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PuzzleQuest2.

About Puzzle Quest 2 Puzzle Quest 2 is an award winning puzzle adventure from developer Infinite Interactive that features a hallmark blend of match-3 gem matching and fantasy. Puzzle Quest 2 offers a captivating, rewarding, and accessible journey for players of all skill levels using all new weapons, spells, and shields as they make their way to reclaim the once peaceful village of Verloren from the evil clutch of the demon Gorgon. Players get closer to the Puzzle Quest action than ever before with a more intimate viewpoint of the world and choose from any of four character classes: Sorcerer, Templar, Barbarian, or Assassin, each providing interesting twists on class-specific mechanics for hours of replayability. Players level up their characters to progress through the adventure in Story Mode or dive into Instant Action, Tournament Mode, or Multiplayer Mode for a rich and diverse gameplay experience. Puzzle Quest 2 is also available for the Nintendo DS™ family of handheld systems from D3Publisher and on iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, PC, Windows Phone 7, and mobile devices including Java and BREW from NAMCO BANDAI Games America. NAMCO BANDAI Games America will be releasing Puzzle Quest 2 on Android in the fall 2011.

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This article was originally published on Joystiq.