Three years after first appearing on Nintendo DS and PSP, puzzle/RPG hybrid game Puzzle Quest will see a sequel for DS and Xbox Live Arcade next Spring, courtesy of D3 Publisher. If you're concerned about your favorite console not receiving Puzzle Quest 2, remember that the original was eventually brought to every home, handheld, and mobile platform under the sun.

Since Puzzle Quest's surprise success in 2007, developer Infinite Interactive has turned its focus away from its Warlords strategy series, working on a Revenge of the Plague Lord expansion for XBLA/PSN/iPhone and a string of other similar puzzlers: Neopets: Puzzle Adventure, Puzzle Quest: Galactrix, Puzzle Kingdoms, and Puzzle Chronicles.

This first full follow-up features four classes: War Mage, Inquisitor, Barbarian, and Assassin, each with their own twists in the game's storyline. Players are tasked with reclaiming "the once peaceful village of Verloren from the evil clutch of the demon Gorgon". Once again, combat and other activities center around matching three or more gems on a puzzle grid.

Along with a Story Mode, the sequel offers Instant Action, Tournament, and Multiplayer modes. You can see several screenshots and artwork for Puzzle Quest 2 below: