Sega has taken it popular puzzler Puyo Pop and melded it with the little blocks that could to create a new game called Puyo Puyo Tetris. The game is scheduled for release on Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 on April 25. The Puyo Puyo Tetris was revealed back in December but now we have a bit more information on the various modes planned: Here's a rundown:
Adventure: Single-player mode offers 10 unique acts, each with 10 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!
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
The Puyo Puyo series was popular in Japan back in the Nintendo 64 days, with Puyo Pop making a North American debut in 2002 on the Game Boy Advance created by Sonic Team.