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.