Puyo Puyo Tetris Comes West for Switch and PS4on January 13, 2017 by Max Williams
Puzzle icon Tetris and Sega’s Puyo Puyo collide in Puyo Puyo Tetris, a fast-paced, addictive, puzzle party game! Due out in spring 2017, Puyo Puyo Tetris has 4 different play modes to cover every kind of single player and multiplayer you could want. Take a look at the game’s announcement trailer below:
Here are the features for the different modes:
Adventure– Single-player mode offers ten unique acts, each with ten stages featuring different characters from the Puyo Puyo and Tetris universes. Each stage contains unique challenges players will need to overcome in order to win and move on!
Multiplayer Arcade – For up to four local players, Multiplayer Arcade offers a wealth of game variants that will bring out players’ competitive nature!
· Versus – Players compete head-to-head in either Puyo Puyo or Tetris to fight in the puzzle fight of their life.
· Swap – Players’ abilities are put to the ultimate test when they compete on both Puyo Puyo and Tetris boards, which switch back and forth at set intervals.
· Fusion – A true hybrid game where players compete with Puyos and Tetriminos together on the same board, requiring deft, on-the-fly thinking to become victorious.
· Big Bang – It’s a race to the finish as players compete against each other to clear unique challenge boards as quickly as possible to win.
· Party – Players compete on Puyo or Tetris boards, but the puzzles feature special items that when activated either help players or harm their opponents.
Online – Players can try their puzzle skills on a global scale by playing any of the multiplayer modes with up to four players online in Puzzle League or Free Play modes
· Puzzle League – Increase player rating, earn ranks and aspire to new leagues in this mode for competitive enthusiasts.
· Free Play – A more casual experience where records aren’t kept and players can customize matches with unique settings, and invite their friends to play.
· Replays – Players can save and upload any online matches to show off to their friends, or search other players’ replays using the tag and filtering system to see how they tackle matches.
Solo Arcade – Play any of the Multiplayer Arcade modes against the CPU in Battle or Endurance matches, or try single-player challenges:
· Battle – Substitute human players with 1-3 CPU opponents to fight against simultaneously.
· Endurance – Go the distance in a one-on-one gauntlet of never-ending CPU opponents, racking up as many wins as possible.
· Challenge – Forget about the opponents and put skills to the test with Sprint, Marathon and more, like the quirky Tiny Puyo, which shrinks down Puyos to fit even more on the board.
That’s a lot of options! A puzzle party game sounds like a bit of a weird idea to me, but this looks pretty fun! It also looks super chaotic, but then that just might be the key to a great party game.
Puyo Puyo Tetris comes to PS4 and Nintendo Switch in spring 2017.