Bejeweled 3 on the way, Dec. 3 on PC

Three’s the magic number in Popcap’s Bejeweled series of puzzle games, so it’s no surprise a third installment in the successful franchise is on the way. PopCap’s announced that Bejeweled 3 is is shooting for a December 3rd release date for the PC, for the price of $20.

The gameplay is the tried-and-true match three similar gems in a row to make them disappear mechanics, but PopCap is adding some new ideas to keep things fresh. There’s a new 40-mission Quest Mode, which includes 11 mini-games blending old and new, and new modes such as Poker and Ice Storm. Expect ports to other platforms in the future.