Intelligent Systems’ Pushmo series for the 3DS eShop has been well received since the original game – known as Pullblox in Europe – was first released on the 3DS eShop in 2011. Since then, fans of Mallo and company have seen the release of the 2012 sequel Crashmo – Fallblox in Europe – and then witnessed the series’ transition across to the Wii U eShop last year in Pushmo World.

Nintendo has now revealed the fourth entry in the series. Pushmo: Hippa Land is now available in Japan as a free download via the eShop, and features built-in paid transaction options to unlock select individual portions or the entirety of the game.

Aligning with Nintendo’s new model; Pushmo: Hippa Land allows players to essentially sample the eShop title for free experiencing seven introduction puzzles. Once these have been beaten, the player is then able to buy 100 new courses for the regular puzzle world for 500 yen, or 50 new courses for each other world for 300 yen. There will also be the option to buy all four worlds for 1000 yen and gain access to a more difficult challenge world.

Purchasing any of these worlds will unlock the Create-A-Puzzle feature and allow players to share creations using QR Codes. Mallo is also no longer the sole star, with each world reportedly introducing a new character to play as.

Take a look at the trailer below, and let us know in the comments what you think of the new direction of Pushmo: Hippa Land.

[via nintendoeverything.com]