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Puyo Puyo Tetris Gets Release Date & New Video

One of the games I’m most excited to see coming to the Nintendo Switch is Puyo Puyo Tetris. I still remember getting my Game Boy way back in 1989 for Christmas and playing Tetris all day. It remains one of my favorite gaming memories and is still at the top of my all-time favorite games.

Puyo Puyo is also a blast to play. Veteran gamers may not recognize the game under this name, but some of you out there might remember Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine for the Sega Genesis or Kirby’s Avalanche for the Super Nintendo. Guess what? Those games are Puyo Puyo!

 

 

Today, Sega announced the official release date for Puyo Puyo Tetris is April 25 in North America and April 28 in Europe. The game will be $29.99 digitally or $39.99 physically. The boxed copy of the game will come with two special keychains:

 

 

Sega also released a new video showcasing the game’s various modes. There are plenty of options here!

 

 

If you have the insatiable urge to stack, match, and clear colorful objects you’re in luck, because Puyo Puyo™ Tetris® is coming to the Americas on April 25 and Europe on April 28! Get ready to dive into a colorful puzzle cocktail blended with a variety of addictive Puyo Puyo and Tetris game modes!
Seriously, there’s a whole lot of modes that will quench the thirst of the most weathered puzzle game veteran. Looking for a wacky single-player experience that features characters from the Puyo Puyo/Tetris universe and tons of unique challenges? Adventure mode is right up your alley. Want to sharpen your skills via the CPU? Solo Arcade mode is what you need. If the thrill of competing against other human beings is more your style, we’ve got SO many Multiplayer modes that’ll tickle your fancy. Check them out below:
  • 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.

 

We have more Puyo Puyo Tetris love over in our preview. One word of advice: if this game is on your radar, don’t hesitate to purchase it sooner rather than later. If history is any indication, the Tetris license changes hands regularly, which often means older versions of the game get pulled from digital stores and stop getting stocked at retail. This has happened with Tetris DS, one of the best versions of Tetris ever created.

 

Craig Majaski

Craig has been covering the video game industry since 1995. His work has been published across a wide spectrum of media sites. He's currently the Editor-In-Chief of Nintendo Times and contributes to Gaming Age.

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