King's on a sequel kick: they just released Bubble Witch Saga 2 [Free] worldwide, and now have Candy Crush Soda Saga, the sequel to Candy Crush Saga [Free] soft-launched in several countries on Android, with an iOS soft launch on the way in Canada as well.

CandyCrushSodaSaga

There certainly don't appear to be any big changes to the formula - it's still a match-3 game. There's also a new purple block that helps to create new match possibilities and likely make for more challenging levels. Of course, whether the game winds up being the mega-hit in popularity and as a money-maker will be the big question surrounding this game and its eventual worldwide release.

  • hellscaretaker

    the original was a one trick wonder there is not much you can do with a sequel. Look at POP CAP Jewel game that was a mega hit that soon died a death

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      • Stormourner

        begone spammer!!

      • rewind

        Wow, that's a pretty big iTunes receipt. :) Did your sister spend all $8,000 on Candy Crish?

  • david_loqheart

    Yay Carter! Great to see a TouchArcade article with your name on it :) Here's to many more in the future....that have nothing to do with Candy Crush or its sequels.

  • worldcitizen1919

    Just deleted all their games. King games not really playable for me as I like long play times

  • rewind

    I'm usually happy about King stuff, but I'm not so fond of a Candy Crush sequel. Bubble Witch 2 made perfect sense, because the first game didn't look modern (it was actually creepy), and it wasn't making a ton of money, which allowed room for a follow-up. But Candy Crush Saga is still doing excellent, and Candy Crush Soda Saga (which sounds stupid) is not going to have anywhere near the same level of success. However, Farm Heroes Saga is doing very well and it's very similar to CCS, so who knows? I'm gonna definitely download the game because I don't want to judge too early, but right now, I'm not so pumped.

    • rewind

      Whoops, not on iOS yet. Anyway, I was reading another article from a competing site, and it said that the purple soda at the bottom makes the candies float upward instead of dropping down. That'll make for some interesting gameplay. Otherwise, it seems pretty much the same, with very different shaped candies for some reason. So I'll try it when it soft launches on iOS, bye for now,

  • pcburcham

    I call patent on "soda"! :-p

  • Jetjet

    Fed up with Candy Crash Saga, deleted on my iphone 5 and didn't want to see another king games on my device !
    Prefer for sure pearls like Darkin !

    • Jackie

      I, hate the kings games as well. cause all the games I play on my android locks up or freezes. Google play needs to fix there system. They have for their app store!

  • thiagovscoelho

    oh no

  • Kane

    Soda sucks!

  • James Gerbino

    Does this mean they will try to trademark 'soda' too?

  • DemoEvolved

    Will it earn millions off the inevitable cross promotion the original will spam to your notifications feed or show that the original Masocore match 3 was a fluke of popular zeitgeist and kings multibillion ipo valuation makes zyngas ipo look like a great offering? Decisions, decisions...