Sega has announced that the game released last year as Puyo Puyo e Sports in the east is finally getting a western release with the title Puyo Puyo Champions and it's coming to all platforms, including Switch, on 7th May.
Looking for all the world like the developers have simply stripped the Tetris bit out of Puyo Puyo Tetris, the colourful puzzler includes a whole host of modes to please Puyo-poppin' veterans as well as an all-new 8-player local competitive mode.
Here are just some of the features according to the official blurb:
The Preferred Way to Play–With a strong focus on global online competitive multiplayer, Puyo Puyo Champions is based on the fan-favorite rulesets of Puyo Puyo 2 (Tsu) and Puyo Puyo Fever. This includes the popular “Fever Mode” where you crush your opponents with ready-made chains!
Tournament Mode–Duke it out for bragging rights in the brand-new, eight-player Tournament mode that lets you scratch that competitive itch locally with friends and family.
Improved Replay System–Pull off a devastating chain combo? Alongside auto-saved replays, Battle History provides a visual timeline of the biggest moments of a game with timestamps, so you never have to worry about missing a thing.
Dual Audio–Players have the option to enjoy Puyo Puyo Champions with the original Japanese voice acting and either English, French, German, or Spanish text.
The inclusion of Japanese voice acting is a nice touch, although the wording seems to indicate we'll miss out on localised dialogue. That 8-player tournament mode sounds extremely hectic, too, although it appears not to be simultaneous - rather you'll compete in brackets. Still, perhaps it will capture some of the spirit of Tetris 99 on a living room scale.
The game will launch on Tuesday 7th May and will set you back £7.99/$9.99.
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