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Peggle comes to XBLA this week

Includes online multiplayer.

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PopCap has announced that its maddeningly addicitive puzzle game Peggle is to be released on Xbox Live Arcade this Wednesday, 11th March, for 800 Microsoft Points (GBP 6.80 / EUR 9.60).

The game features an all-new online multiplayer mode called Peg Party, supporting four players over Xbox Live. There's also local multiplayer, a 2-player Duel mode, achievements, online leaderboards, and support for future downloadable content.

The news comes as a slight surprise, as a Gamespot report last week led us to expect Peggle to appear on XBLA in a PopCap Arcade compilation later a little in the month, on the 31st.

We're not sure of the status of PopCap Arcade Vol. 2 now, but with the promise of a few extra weeks of rainbow-striped, unicorn-starring Breakout-meets-Pachinko-meets-pinball dayglo madness, we don't really care any more.

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