New 3DS eShop Puzzler from Fire Emblem Team Revealed
Posted by James Newton
It's cute and has blocks in it
Intelligent Systems is best known for its work on tactical games: the Fire Emblem and Advance Wars series have both emerged from the talented team over the years, but the studio has just unveiled its new franchise, a downloadable 3DS game called Hiku-Osu.
As you'd expect from Intelligent Systems, it's not a simple case of matching falling blocks. In Hiku-Osu — or "push pull" — you have to pull blocks from the background, arranging them in such a way to allow your hero Maro to jump to the end-of-level flag. It's part platformer, part puzzler, but its use of depth should be interesting to see on the 3DS screen. The official Hiku-Osu site has gameplay videos that make things a little clearer.
The game includes 250 stages as well as a level designer, which should help the game prove its value. It's out in Japan on 5th October for 700 Yen.