Has it really been 25 years since the first Puyo Puyo game? You might not be all that familiar with the largely Japanese exclusive series, but we've seen a few Western releases over the years, the most famous of which has to be Dr Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine on the Sega Mega Drive / Genesis.
As revealed in a recent issue of Famitsu, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the series Sega will be releasing Puyo Puyo Chronicle for the 3DS. In the game the main character Arle gets sucked into an alternate dimension with her partner, Carbuncle. The duo come across a mysterious girl named Arie, and together, they all try to escape from this mysterious world.
The game features local multiplayer modes and something in the region of 60 side-quests. The game will be released with a special anniversary box that contains a 25th anniversary soundtrack, a 25th anniversary vocal track, a 25th anniversary drama CD, and a Puyo Puyo 25th anniversary theme.
This intriguing puzzle RPG appears to be a Japanese exclusive for the time being and will be released on 8th December. Would you pick this up if it got localised for western players?
I would definitely pick up the standard version if it made it overseas.
I'm still wishing for a Puyo Puyo x Tetris localization here, I imported the game and enjoyed it a lot.
I would so get this. Hopefully it will make it to the UK/US. Better this game than the 3D classics
My understanding of Puyo games is that "currently" a Japan exclusive means "always and forever" a Japan exclusive. Never got into the series myself (never been into falling block games - not even Tetris!), but a friend of mine is huge into it and the lack of Western releases is always a disappointment for them. Sega just doesn't seem interested in localising it very often unfortunately. Let's hope this one makes it over.
I'd get it!
@James_mussell98 the 3D classics release is quite good actually.
I'd rev this game if it came here, though for us, we'd more than likely get an HD remake of Dr. ROBOTNIK'S (caps lock got locked) mean bean machine, which, would be NO ICE if it came with epoisdes with The Adventures of Sonic The Hedgehog
Whaaaaaat...?! You, a Nintendo news site uses a megadrive game as an example for a franchise, instead of, I don't know, KIRBY'S AVALANCHE! what a shame...
"Would you pick this up if it got localised for western players?"
Oh heck yeah.
If its 3d and on the eshop
Definitely.. that is if it came to the States...
Sega announces a game us Gaijins will never get :/
I'd buy it. Anyone remember Puyo Pop Fever on the DS?
I played kirby's ghost trap(avalanche in us) on the snes when i was younger, best version imo🙂
It's nice, but I've always sucked at Puyo Puyo. Now if only Nintendo made something similar for Panel De Pon, I'd buy it in a heartbeat.
And we will never get it over here.
I love puyo puyo. I really wish there were more action puzzle games here in the US.
Sega just gave this games 25th more attention then Nintendo gave Metroid's. Then again, a simple Facebook or Twitter post would have been more.
I want this and Puya vs Tetris. WICKED. BAD.
Puzzle rpg? Could be cool, I am willing to learn more about it
It'll NEVER make it to the states! Reason being: Rule 34! Better off to make it into an entirely different property, using only Miis, or at least use Sonic Boom! Each of the 5 Heroes, Eggman, and even Shadow would have a story mode, and Shadow would serve as Sonic's Final Secret Opponent, once you clear Hard Mode, using Sonic, and not losing, and Shadow can replace Eggman, and insult the game and Sonic! Opponents could include Fastidius Beaver, Dave the Intern, Lightning Bolt Society, T.W. Barker, Charlie, and even Metal Sonic! It might even bring some Deja Vu-inducing fourth-wall breaks from Eggman, Orbot and Cubot.
@SheldonRandoms Well, it would be better as a Sonic Boom Game, involving Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, Amy, Sticks, Eggman, and Shadow! Maybe throw in Metal Sonic for Multiplayer, along with Fastidious Beaver, Dave the Intern, Comedy Chimp, T.W. Barker, Lady Walrus (MY BABY!), and Tails' Girlfriend Zooey!
Considering that Sega has been doing a lot of localizations recently, I wouldn't be surprised if this came out in NA next year.
I'd love to get this if it came to the west, had a bunch of fun with Kirby's Avalanche and Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine.
I think I'm gonna cry! I got so excited reading this article till I realized it wasn't coming out in North America. I love this game series and have every western release of it. I'm so sick of this regional release crap. Don't game companies realize that people play the same games globally now?!?!?!?
Arie's name should be spelled with a capital I, just for kicks.
I enjoyed Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine on Genesis. Kirby's Avalanche was fun too. So yeah, I would pick this up if it hit the US. It would be nice if it had online play though.
Project Mirai includes Puyo Puyo butI would get this.
What is the best Puyo Puyo game, any generation/console/portable, available in the USA?
Thank you, just found it for around $15 but then realized playing with the GC Dpad would kill it for me, even though the graphic switch (the 3d looking switch) was appealing to me. Looking at the Virtual Console "puyo" games now, I would rather use the CController or Wiimote sideways than that mini/misplaced GC pad.
Looks like nothing is the option for Wii U eShop (they are still on Wii shop), unless I am missing something.
I would buy this in half of a heartbeat if it came state-side!
Btw, Arle and Arie? LOL, that's even worse than Sauron and Sarumon.
This would be excellent in the western market.
I'm still amazed that we are getting the Sega 3D classics collection that includes Puyo Puyo 2.
Like Columns and Super Puzzle Fighter, I've known what to make of this series. It just has never gelled with me... I'd prefer to play Tetris Attack any day of the week.
Any Puyo Puyo fans out there, can you try explain the appeal to me? I've played Fever for the DS and the version in Hatsune Miku.
Also, where's Puyo Puyo Tetris gone!?
All I want from Sega is Baku Baku Animal.
I usually import Puyo games, but seems I can't this time on account of it being a 3DS exclusive, which is region-locked.
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