Nintendo has announced that Fullblox is available to download on the European 3DS eShop from today. The game - which is the latest in a series of titles which includes Pullblox and Fallblox - features the rotund Mallo as he attempts to solve a wide range of puzzles.

The unique thing about this offering - which launched yesterday in Japan under the title Pushmo: Hippa Land - is that it's entirely free to download, with tutorial levels up for grabs right away.

Here's some more detail from the official PR:

The newest entry in the series offers a brand new twist to the formula by adding extra directions of movement in which to push and pull: now you can grab hold of blocks not just from the front, but also the rear and both left and right sides, adding even more layers of complexity to the much-loved head-scratching fun – not to mention a good reason to observe the puzzles in 3D. Also new, in Fullblox you can pull and push up to three squares compared to previous games' two squares of movement. But don't worry, just like previous games if you make a mistake, just rewind time and try again! Fullblox also sees the return of the popular level editor, called Fullblox Studio in this version, which allows for almost limitless possibilities to create and share, along with almost endless puzzles created by other users to enjoy.

If you want to play more, then you can download one of the DLC packs:

  • Mallo's Playtime Plaza (£4.49): 100 progressively challenging levels that introduce the basics of the game.
  • Poppy's Sculpture Square (£2.69): 50 puzzle levels shaped like animals and objects.
  • Corin's Fortress of Fun (£2.69): 50 levels featuring new gizmo obstacles and enemies.
  • Papa Blox's NES Expo (£2.69): A treat for retro fans that features 50 levels based on classic NES characters.

Alternatively, you can access the packs in bundles:

  • Bundle featuring all four DLC packs, £8.99
  • Bundle of three DLC packs after Mallo's Playtime Plaza has already been purchased, £6.29
  • Bundle of any three DLC packs after already purchasing one of the following: Poppy's Sculpture Square, Papa Blox's NES Expo or Corin's Fortress of Fun, £8.09

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