If you like puzzles, questing and DS, then it's more than likely that you enjoyed the appropriately named Puzzle Quest on DS, or possibly its sequel. These titles generated a fair bit of buzz when released, while fans may regard them as providing some of the most addictive and compulsive puzzling on the handheld.

The good news for those that have loved the series so far is that developer Infinite Interactive has dropped a major hint that it's planning to return to the franchise. After clarifying, following the merger of its parent company earlier this year, that the studio remains independent, the developer's founder Steve Fawkner said the following to Joystiq.

While I don't have a specific announcement that I can make at the moment, if you shook a Magic 8-Ball and asked it 'Will Infinite's next game be a Puzzle Quest title?', then it would quite probably say 'All signs point to yes!'

In the short term, we will continue to build and innovate in the genres and settings that we know and love. That means games that combine fantasy, puzzles, strategy and tactics. It's doubtful we'll ever move too far from those genres, because they are our favorites, and you always do your best work when you're building games that you're passionate about.

It sounds like even if the next title isn't a full-on Puzzle Quest entry, it's likely to be something very similar. Would a new Puzzle Quest appear on 3DS, or possibly even Wii U? Based on the developer's previous record on DS, the odds are fairly good.

[via joystiq.com]