Sega has now confirmed that Puyo Puyo eSports is headed to Nintendo Switch. The game will arrive in Japan on 25th October.
Earlier this month, a South Korean gaming board classification - which had already leaked the existence of games like Fortnite and Super Bomberman R in the past - revealed that a game under the name of Puyo Puyo eSports could well be coming to Switch. Now, we have official confirmation thanks to a Tokyo Game Show-related announcement.
The game is a brand new entry to the puzzler series, and while it shares many visual similarities to the Puyo Puyo Tetris mashup, it appears to be a completely new game in its own right. In addition to the game's standard rules, it also includes two carefully selected rules from Puyo Puyo Fever. Online battles and eight-player offline tournament modes will also feature, alongside 24 playable characters from across the series.
The game is set to be playable at Tokyo Game Show this week and Sega is also hosting a Puyo Puyo eSports exhibition match on 22nd September from 15:50 to 16:10 JST (that's 02:50 EDT / 07:50 BST / 08:50 CEST). You can watch that on YouTube if you're interested.
No western release dates have been confirmed just yet, but we do know that this is a digital-only title in Japan.
Will you be keeping an eye out for this one?