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Mitchell Corp. Prepping Nagerupu Matrix for Japanese 3DS eShop

Posted by Damien McFerran

Puzz Loop studio is back in the puzzle game

Mitchell Corp. — possibly best known as the creator of Pang, Polarium and Puzz Loop/Magnetica (which has been cloned as Zuma in the past) — is set to launch a new puzzle title on the Japanese 3DS eShop tomorrow (8th August).

Called Nagerupu Matrix — which roughly translates as Action Puzzle Matrix — the game appears to be a version of Puzz Loop which features real people instead of balls. The fact that the copyright says 1998 as well as 2012 lends even more weight to this theory (Puzz Loop was released in '98).

EDIT: Nintendo Life reader TsuchinokoX has a more accurate translation: "The Japanese says "Gyouretsu Nagerupu", which translated to "Throwing Parade Loop", the verb 投げる Nageru and the word loop being joined to form the second part, Nagerupu. The parade part refers to the procession of people that are formed when throwing the people and matching their colors."

As you can probably see from the video posted on the official site, it's all a bit strange. More content unlocks on the site tomorrow.

Thanks to Matt Sephton (AKA Gingerbeardman) for the tip!


[via nintendo.co.jp]

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User Comments (10)

Tsuchinoko

#2

Tsuchinoko said:

@Damien McFerran Where are you getting the word matrix from? The Japanese says "Gyouretsu Nagerupu", which translated to "Throwing Parade Loop", the verb 投げる Nageru and the word loop being joined to form the second part, Nagerupu. The parade part refers to the procession of people that are formed when throwing the people and matching their colors.

Nintendawg

#3

Nintendawg said:

Pang was one of my favourite arcade games back in the day...
By the way, what's with the Satyr-looking males in the first picture? A (sexual) innuendo of some sort?

Tsuchinoko

#5

Tsuchinoko said:

@gingerbeardman Long-time Japanese resident here, studying for upper-levels Japanese proficiency exam. NEVER trust google translate over an actual translator. ;) Always glad to be of service Nintendo Life

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