Puyo Puyo Tetris Now Available In North America

By Mike Sousa on April 26, 2017, 11:34AM EDT

Crossover puzzle game Puyo Puyo Tetris is now available for PS4 and Switch in North America, publisher SEGA has announced. The game releases this Friday, April 28th, in Europe.

Puyo Puyo Tetris has a variety of modes, from single-player Adventure and Challenge modes to ferocious competition with up-to-four player Arcade modes. There are many match types that will challenge even the most grizzled puzzle game veteran.

Here's a quick rundown of all the different ways to play:

Adventure - Single-player mode offers ten unique acts, each with ten stages featuring different characters from the Puyo Puyo and Tetris universes. Each stage contains unique challenges players will need to overcome in order to win and move on!

Multiplayer Arcade - For up to four local players, Multiplayer Arcade offers a wealth of game variants that will bring out players' competitive nature, including:

  • Versus - Players compete head-to-head in either Puyo Puyo or Tetris to fight in the puzzle fight of their life.
  • Swap - Players' abilities are put to the ultimate test when they compete on both Puyo Puyo and Tetris boards, which switch back and forth at set intervals.
  • Fusion - A true hybrid game where players compete with Puyos and Tetriminos together on the same board, requiring deft, on-the-fly thinking to become victorious.
  • Big Bang - It's a race to the finish as players compete against each other to clear unique challenge boards as quickly as possible to win.
  • Party - Players compete on Puyo or Tetris boards, but the puzzles feature special items that when activated either help players or harm their opponents.

Online - Players can try their puzzle skills on a global scale by playing any of the multiplayer modes with up to four players online in Puzzle League or Free Play modes.

  • Puzzle League - Increase player rating, earn ranks and aspire to new leagues in this mode for competitive enthusiasts.
  • Free Play - A more casual experience where records aren't kept and players cancustomize matches with unique settings, and invite their friends to play.
  • Replays - Players can save and upload any online matches to show off to their friends, or search other players' replays using the tag and filtering system to see how they tackled matches.

Solo Arcade - Play any of the Multiplayer Arcade modes against the CPU in Battle or Endurance matches, or try single-player challenges:

  • Battle - Substitute human players with 1-3 CPU opponents to fight against simultaneously.
  • Endurance - Go the distance in a one-on-one gauntlet of never-ending CPU opponents, racking up as many wins as possible.
  • Challenge - Forget about the opponents and put skills to the test with Sprint, Marathon and more, like the quirky Tiny Puyo, which shrinks down Puyos to fit even more on the board.

SEGA has also released several tutorial videos that detail some game modes, show us how to how to set up combos and T-Spins, and more.

The PS4 version is available only in a physical format for $29.99, while the Nintendo Switch version is available both physical and digitally. The physical version is priced at $39.99 with a special launch edition that include two Puyo Puyo and Tetris themed keychains while supplies last, while the digital version can be purchased for $29.99. The Nintendo Switch launch edition will only be available in limited quantities for pre-orders and first-run printings in the Americas.

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