Crave Entertainment will be publishing Puzzle Challenge: Crosswords and More!, a collection of more than 1,000 crossword puzzles, word searches and other brainteasers for the PS2 and the PSP.
The game is expected to be released in the first quarter of next year with an MSRP of $19.99 for the PS2 and $29.99 for the PSP.
"Crosswords have such wide appeal," said Sheri Snow, of Crave Entertainment. "We expect to see family members that might not ordinarily play with PlayStation 2 console or the PSP system start vying for their own gaming time."
Puzzle Challenge: Crosswords and More! promises more than 200 hours of gameplay, ranging from easy to difficult standard crosswords, codebreakers that require the player to determine number matches assigned to each letter of the alphabet, puzzles with cryptic clues, diamond shaped puzzles and backwards puzzles where the player fills in their own black squares. Word searches come in standard or themed versions. Profiles can be set for multiple players so that the entire household can use the software. Exclusive to the PSP version is a two-player game sharing mode that enables two people on separate handheld consoles to play the game via wireless connection using one disc.