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.