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Sega's unveils new "Project Ringo" teaser

Posted by Christopher Clark

Pun placed in penultimate preview points to puzzler?

The website for Sega's mysterious Project Ringo has been updated with a new teaser, which can be viewed here.

The new update has many convinced that Project Ringo is the code-name for the seventh entry in Sega's long-running Puyo Puyo series of falling-block puzzlers, and it's not as if the evidence isn't starting to pile up. Mysterious new character sporting green Puyo hairclip? Check. Brief glimpses at perennial Puyo characters Amitie, Arle and Carbunkle? Yup. Ridiculous math problem ending in 24247 (pronounced "tsu yo tsu yo seven" in Japanese)? You gotcha. The last teaser will be revealed on April 3 alongside a more serious announcement in Famitsu, so until then this is all speculation, but I'm sure any official reveal will be a mere formality to some of you out there.

The last Puyo game to receive a release outside of Japan, Puyo Pop Fever, was released in 2004 for Playstation 2, Gamecube, DS and Game Boy Advance. Given the amount of hype surrounding Project Ringo, however, it seems hard to believe that it would be released solely in Japan. Could we be looking at a downloadable title, perhaps?

Be sure to watch NintendoLife on April 3 when the Project Ringo mystery is fully unravelled!

[via sega.jp]

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User Comments (5)

James

#1

James said:

Though this doesn't seem to have anything to do with Sonic from what we've seen so far.

A Puyo Puyo RPG would be amazing. Well, it wouldn't. But in my head it is.

Sean_Aaron

#2

Sean_Aaron said:

Puyo Puyo Fever on the GBA was decent; if there was a WiiWare title I'd buy it, but for a full disc release it should really be an RPG like Prosody says, which might be interesting a la Puzzle Quest...

Terra

#3

Terra said:

I will be surprised if this isn't a new Puyo Puyo game, to say the least. I have never played any of the games but i have heard good stuff about it, so i may look keep watch over this.

Moai_Head

#5

Moai_Head said:

@Terranigma - the first Puyo Puyo game was rebranded for international release as Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine for Sega Megadrive and Kirby's Avalanche for SNES, both of which are available on the Virtual Console, so give 'em a shot!

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