Puyo Puyo Tetris Confirmed for the West, Is Only Releasing Physically on PS4

January 13, 2017 Written by Jason Dunning

During the Nintendo Switch presentation last night, SEGA confirmed that puzzle game Puyo Puyo Tetris is coming to North America and Europe this spring for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch.

In a rare move, SEGA is only making the PS4 version available through physical retailers, and it will cost $29.99 USD. Switch owners will be able to pick it up digitally ($29.99 USD) or physically ($39.99 USD).

Featuring both local and online multiplayer, here’s what to expect from Puyo Puyo Tetris’s different modes:

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!

  • 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 can customize 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 tackle 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.

The in-game Shop in Puyo Puyo Tetris will allow you to unlock new characters and skins for Puyos and Tetriminos.

You can see some of the Trophies for Puyo Puyo Tetris over here, with our PlayStation Vita import review over here.