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Rubik's Puzzle Galaxy: Rush Coming to Euro WiiWare This Friday

Posted by Sean Aaron

North American release to follow on the 14th

We've just been informed that Rubik's Cube-inspired puzzler Rubik's Puzzle Galaxy: Rush is coming to European WiiWare (and presumably other PAL territories) this Friday (11th). The North American launch is scheduled for 14th.

We'll naturally be reviewing this as soon as possible but in the meantime here's the full press release as well as a link to a new trailer:

TWO TRIBES AND THE GAME FACTORY ANNOUNCE THE EUROPEAN RELEASE DATE FOR RUBIK'S PUZZLE GALAXY: RUSH ON WiiWare ON DECEMBER 11th

Brain teasing puzzler developed by Two Tribes - the puzzle masters unveil European release date on WiiWare

Harderwijk, Netherlands December 8th, 2009: Two Tribes, an independent developer and digital publisher, and The Game Factory, an International publisher of family-friendly and casual video and computer games, are pleased to announce the upcoming release date for the first in a new series of Rubik inspired WiiWare puzzle games. Rubik's Puzzle Galaxy: RUSH will be released on December 11th on WiiWare in Europe and on December 14th in North America for 600 Wii Points. To celebrate this announcement Two Tribes have released a new gameplay trailer.

Rubik's Puzzle Galaxy: RUSH is a fantastic addition to the WiiWare library for puzzle fans both yound and old, said Martijn Reuvers, Managing Director of Two Tribes. With Rubik's Puzzle Galaxy: RUSH players get a mind-boggling puzzle game that will really push their imagination and challenge their puzzle solving skills to the next level.

Rubik's Puzzle Galaxy: RUSH is an original 3D puzzle game that provides hours of puzzling fun and excitement across more than 70 brain-busting levels. Utilizing the intuitive Wii controls, players "herd" coloured cubes to their exit points across stylish environments using a crazy mix of tools including conveyor belts, warps and stop signs. Developed exclusively on WiiWare by puzzle masters Two Tribes, Rubik's Puzzle Galaxy: RUSH is the first in a series of Rubik inspired games to come from the studio.

In addition to the 70-plus levels included, Rubik's Puzzle Galaxy: RUSH also features the original Rubik's Cube gameplay as a bonus. Players can try to solve one of the four sizes available, play the unique pattern matching score mode, learn how to solve the original Rubik's Cube and even compete in the two player mode. Rounding out the package are the online leader boards, with the potential to host tournaments, with prizes awarded to those players who achieve the best scores.

Rubik's Puzzle Galaxy: RUSH Highlights:

  • Original 3D puzzle solving gameplay
  • More than 70 brain-busting levels
  • Tailor-made Wii Remote™ control scheme
  • Conveyor Belts, Warps, Stop Signs, Directional Signs, Splits, and more.
  • Stylish environments
  • Classic Rubik's Cube in four sizes
  • Tutorial on how to solve the original Rubik's Cube
  • Unique score mode
  • Online leader boards
  • Small in size, large in content - only takes 113 Nintendo Memory Blocks

Rubik's Puzzle Galaxy: RUSH is rated PEGI 3+ (4+ in Portugal) and will be available on the Wii Shop Channel for 600 points.

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User Comments (31)

Stevie

#2

Stevie said:

It looks similar to Boom Blox in the screenshots.

It could be interesting.

Sean_Aaron

#3

Sean_Aaron said:

It's nothing like Boom Blox, but it does look nice!

I for one heartily endorse the use of lolcats in every news story at Nintendo Life!

Lolcats: making the internet a more fun an interesting place!

JayArr

#6

JayArr said:

Frantic puzzle action. Yes please. Leader boards are a nice icicng to the cake.

KDR_11k

#7

KDR_11k said:

It's been listed on the Nintendo Channel for quite a while already so it's not a surprise but still nice.

Gavin_Rozee

#11

Gavin_Rozee said:

Watched the video. Looks pretty impressive. Looks like a mix of Art Style Cubello and Mercury.

Two Tribes are the developer of Toki Tori, no?

Golgo

#13

Golgo said:

Just finished Toki Tori only last night! (Forty 'normal' levels, anyway, not counting the hard ones - normal were hard enough!) Amazing game. If this is anywhere near as ingenious it'll be a must have.

Collo

#16

Collo said:

Let us know if you have any last minute questions guys! We'll be lurking on this page.

TKOWL

#21

TKOWL said:

congrats, youve just payed 6 bucks on a 1 dollar toy thats portable

Buster13

#23

Buster13 said:

@ryanknight717: From my experience, a decent Rubik's cube will cost you at least ten dollars. You spend anything less and you probably bought a cheaply assembled knock-off.

Not to mention, the actual Rubik's cube is included as a bonus, as says the press release. The main attraction is that puzzle mode. At only Six dollars, you've got a purchase right here, Two Tribes!

IAmNotWill

#24

IAmNotWill said:

Some crazy kid at school is trying his best at a 7x7 cube. He solved the normal one in 10 seconds.

I could never finish a cube. Those things drive me insane. Pass.

Sean_Aaron

#26

Sean_Aaron said:

I saw some guy solve a rubik's cube one-handed in less than three minutes on Rude Tube...amazing. The only way I could beat it was to break it apart and reassemble it -- is that option in the virtual cube part of the game?

Alfred_ENG

#27

Alfred_ENG said:

This looks fantastic. Online leaderboards. Tournaments with prizes. I will download it tonight, the second it hits the shop.

Alfred_ENG

#29

Alfred_ENG said:

I got it. Been playing 1 hour 40 minutes. It's more than just a Rubik's cube game. I love it. I think it will get good reviews. I can hear them saying its too hard. So that might put off some non puzzle fans. Hello Collin on the leaderboards.

If your thinking about buying this do so. It will give your brain a workout.

Alfred_ENG

#31

Alfred_ENG said:

Hello Collo, I am enjoying it. Thank you for making it. I hope it does well sales wise. You put alot in this game.

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