Puyo Puyo Tetris Preview

Demo Available Now On Switch
Updated 4/12/17

Puyo Puyo Tetris is launching in a few weeks, but you don’t have to wait that long to give it a try! A demo is available right now on the North American eShop free of charge. You’ll be able to play several modes in the demo, including:

  • Solo Arcade – Versus and Swap modes
  • Multiplayer (local play only) – Versus and Swap modes
  • Tutorial – Puyo Puyo and Tetris
  • The Manual

Puyo Puyo Tetris will be available on April 25, 2017 at retail for $39.99 or on the eShop for $29.99. The physical edition comes with two keychains for a limited time.

Here’s the official Fact Sheet:

BASIC GAME INFORMATION
Official Game Title (Puyo PuyoTM Tetris®)
Publisher Name (with trademarks): SEGA
Developer Name (with trademarks): SEGA
Genre: Puzzle
Nintendo Platform(s): Nintendo Switch
ESRB with descriptors: E: Comic Mischief, Mild Suggestive Themes Number of Players: 1-4
MSRP: $39.99 physical, $29.99 digital
Release Date/Window for USA: 4/25/2017
Release Regions:
Japan: Released
EU: Planned Release Timing: 4/28/2017

Game description

Two puzzle game juggernauts collide as Tetris®, one of the largest-selling and recognized brands in gaming history, and Puyo PuyoTM from SEGA have combined to create a fun-to-play, fast-paced, competitive party game like no other!

Key Gameplay Features

  • ADVENTURE
  • Single-player mode offers ten unique acts, each with ten stages featuring different characters fromthe Puyo Puyo and Tetris universes. Each stage contains unique challenges players will need toovercome 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 outplayers’ competitive nature!

o Versus – Players compete head-to-head in either Puyo Puyo or Tetris to fight in the puzzle

fight of their life.
o 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.
o 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.
o 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.
o 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

o Puzzle League – Increase player rating, earn ranks and aspire to new leagues in this mode for competitive enthusiasts.

o 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.

o 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 trysingle-player challenges:
    o Battle – Substitute human players with 1-3 CPU opponents to fight against simultaneously. o Endurance – Go the distance in a one-on-one gauntlet of never-ending CPU opponents,racking up as many wins as possible.
    o Challenge – Forget about the opponents and put skills to the test with Sprint, Marathonand more, like the quirky Tiny Puyo, which shrinks down Puyos to fit even more on the board.

    Platform Exclusive Features (2-3 bullets):

  • Local wireless play up to 4 players!
  • Jump immediately into a match with main menu shortcuts!

 

Challenge Modes Trailer
Updated 3/21/17

 

Modes Of Play
Updated 3/7/17

Two of the best drop-style puzzle games of all time are being merged into one game. Whether you enjoy the color matching chain combos of Puyo Puyo (Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine on the Genesis and Kirby’s Avalanche on the SNES), or the traditional block-clearing of Tetris, this game has you covered, and then some! There are a bunch of ways this game can be played, and it’s sure to satisfy the puzzle cravings of all Nintendo Switch owners when it launches on April 25, 2017 in North America.

VERSUS

Ever since the Game Boy original, Tetris has been all about destroying your opponent by clearing lines and sending the garbage over to his or her screen. The tradition continues with Versus Mode. Here you can battle it out in Puyo vs. Puyo, Tetris vs. Tetris, or even Puyo vs. Tetris!

FUSION

Fusion Mode is the best of both worlds. Puyos and Tetriminos (the official name for Tetris pieces) are mixed together on the same board! You can clear garbage Puyos by dropping a Tetris piece on top of them. It might look confusing at first, but it’s sure going to be fun figuring out the intricacies of this mode.

SWAP

Just like the name implies, in Swap Mode you’ll be switching between playing Puyo Puyo and Tetris. When the timer hits zero, the games will swap and you’ll have to continue where you last left off. This will really test your multitasking abilities.

PARTY

Party mode takes the puzzle action up a notch by adding power-ups. These items can disrupt your opponent and snatch victory from defeat. This adds another layer to the chaos, but is sure to be fun with a group of friends.

BIG BANG

This is a fast-paced all-you-can-clear mode that is fun and exhilarating. Puyo Puyo Fever sets you up for big chains and Tetris Lucky Attack lets you fill in pre-made gaps with the perfect piece. This can be played Puyo vs. Tetris, Tetris vs. Tetris, and Puyo vs. Puyo. Take your pick!

For more videos, screens, and information on Puyo Puyo Tetris, be sure to drop by our preview page. The game will be available at retail on a Game Card for $39.99 and online via the Switch eShop for $29.99.

 

Back To Basics Trailer
Updated 3/1/17

 

[Updated 2/8/17 – Game Modes Trailer]:

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.

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.

 

[Original Preview]:

Two awesome puzzle games are coming together in one exiting crossover event. If you’ve ever played Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine on the Sega Genesis or Kirby’s Avalanche on the Super Nintendo, then you’ll be familiar with Puyo Puyo. Tetris doesn’t really need an introduction.

 

 

Puyo Puyo Tetris allows up to four players to battle it out to see who has the best puzzle-dropping skills. You can play solo, challenge local friends or go online to see who’s the king of the hill. I’ve always loved puzzle games on the go and this combines two of my favorites. It’s scheduled to arrive on Nintendo Switch this spring.

 

 

Two puzzle game juggernauts collide as Tetris®, one of the largest-selling and recognized brands in gaming history, and Puyo Puyo™ from SEGA have combined to create a fun-to-play, fast-paced, competitive party game like no other! Coming to retailers in the Americas and Europe on PlayStation®4 and Nintendo Switch™ in spring 2017, the game offers tons of gameplay styles – from single-player Adventure and Challenge modes to ferocious competition with up-to-four player Arcade modes, for tons of Tetris/Puyo variety.  Plus, an in-game Shop enables players to unlock new characters and skins for Puyos and Tetriminos.
Puyo Puyo Tetris will be releasing only in physical format on the PlayStation 4, and will cost $29.99 at retail. The Nintendo Switch version of Puyo Puyo Tetris will have a digital version for $29.99 and a special retail edition for $39.99. The Nintendo Switch retail edition will include two keychains players can use to show off their Puyo Puyo or Tetris allegiance – one keychain features a green Puyo, and the other features a purple T Tetrimino. The special launch edition of Puyo Puyo Tetris on the Nintendo Switch will only be available in quantities limited to pre-orders and first-run printings of the game in the Americas. Puyo Puyo Tetris is now available to pre-order at most major game retailers.
Here’s a quick rundown of all the different ways to play:
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.
Puyo Puyo Tetris will be the site of many contentious local- and online-multiplayer fights for puzzle superiority when the two games collide in spring of this year. The PlayStation 4 version will be available only in a physical format for $29.99, but the Nintendo Switch version will be available digitally for $29.99 and physically for $39.99, with a special launch edition that includes two Puyo Puyo- and Tetris-themed keychains while supplies last. The PS4 version of the game is rated E10+ by the ESRB. The Nintendo Switch version is not currently rated by the ESRB, but E10+ is expected. There will be more information about the puzzle fighter coming soon. Future updates for Puyo Puyo Tetris will be on the game’s official page: puyo.sega.com/tetris!

 

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