Candy Crush Saga has become a poster child of the mobile gaming explosion that’s been taking place since 2009. Unlike other games that were simply fads, Candy Crush Saga has enjoyed a nearly limitless amount of popularity since launching early last year. Since then, the game has migrated to nearly every single platform, except Amazon’s Kindle Fire. That changes today.
King announced today that Candy Crush Saga will devour the wallets of Kindle Fire players starting today in select territories. The match-3 puzzler will then be available all over the world on October 17, including the Kindle Fire HDX.
“We’ve had such positive feedback from players regarding King’s first Kindle Fire title, Bubble Witch Saga, that we now feel the time is right to bring Candy Crush Saga to Kindle Fire fans,” said Tommy Palm, Games Guru at King. “The Kindle Fire is a great device with which to enjoy the Candy Crush Saga gameplay and, with levels regularly added by the King team, we hope to keep Kindle Fire owners entertained every day.”
Candy Crush Saga will remain unchanged in its move to Kindle Fire, but the press release doesn’t mention if the Kindle Fire version will support Amazon’s digital currency – Amazon Coins. We’ve reached out to Amazon to find out and will update this story when we know more. UPDATE: It will support Amazon Coins at launch.
“We are thrilled that King is bringing their extremely popular title Candy Crush Saga to the Amazon Appstore and across the entire line up of Kindle Fire tablets, including the new Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Fire HDX,” said Aaron Rubenson, Director of Amazon Appstore. “All Kindle Fire tablet owners can now explore the sweet and colourful world of Candy Crush, giving customers even more ways to engage with one of their favorite games.”
While Candy Crush Saga may be launching in select territories today, it doesn’t appear to be live on the U.S. Amazon Appstore yet. That probably means U.S. Kindle Fire owners will have to wait until October 17 to get their candy crushing on.[Image: King]