Back in November, SEGA released Puyo Puyo eSports, a special version of its classic puzzle game specifically designed for competitive play. At first it was only available on the Nintendo eShop, but in June, it’s also getting a retail release (along with a new Lesson mode for newcomers). And today, SEGA announced that Puyo Puyo eSports is headed to Europe and North America, as Puyo Puyo Champions!
Puyo Puyo Champions will be released on May 7th in Europe and North America, and will be quite cheap: only 9.99€ / $9.99. Unfortunately, it does not look like there will be a retail release outside Japan after all.
Of course, the western version is exactly the same as in Japan, with no less than 24 playable characters, as well as new features designed to make the game accessible to players of all skill levels (the Lesson mode mentioned above).
Here’s a trailer, the list of key features, and some screenshots:
- 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.
Puyo Puyo Champions (Switch – eShop) comes out on May 7th in Europe and North America. The Upcoming Games page has been updated!
Source: SEGA PR