Puyo Puyo Tetris Confirmed for Western Release

Sega, the mind behind of Puyo Puyo, and Tetris have joined forces to bring Puyo Puyo Tetris to the West for its international release on the PlayStation 4 and port to the Nintendo Switch, with a release window for spring 2017.

The puzzle gaming mash-up, Puyo Puyo Tetris, is a puzzle fighter that brings together the characters and chibi charm of Puyo Puyo, along with the precision of Tetris. Described as a contentious local and online multiplayer fight for puzzle superiority, players are graced with tons of gameplay styles, including single-player “Adventure” and “Challenge” modes and multiple “Arcade” modes allowing for up to four players. An in-game Shop enables players to unlock new characters and skins for Puyos and Tetriminos.

The single-player “Adventure” mode offers ten story-driven unique acts, segmented themselves into ten stages featuring characters from the Puyo Puyo and Tetris universes.The Multiplayer “Arcade” mode will include six variants: “Versus”, “Swap”, where boards switch between Puyo Puyo and Tetris at set intervals, “Fusion”, a hybrid game where players compete with Puyos and Tetriminos on the same board, “Big Bang”, a time sensitive race to win, and “Party”, which throws items into the mix. An “Online” mode will include “Puzzle League”, a competitive ranked variant, “Free Play”, a more casual experience with customizable match settings, and ”Replays” to show off matches to friends. And finally, the “Solo Arcade” mode includes a bot-variant called “Battle”, a horde-variant called “Endurance”, and a quirky “Challenge” variant with unique tests of skills.

Puyo Puyo Tetris will only release in physical format on the PlayStation 4 at a retail price of $29.99 USD. On the other hand, the Nintendo Switch version will be available both digitally and physically for $29.99 USD, and in a special retail edition for $39.99 USD, which includes two Puyo Puyo- and Tetris-themed keychains in limited supply for pre-orders and first-run printings. The Puyo Puyo keychain features a green Puyo, while the Tetris one features a T Tetrimino.