April 1st, 2009, 22:00 Posted By: wraggster
Sega of Japan has been teasing about a mysterious "Project Ringo" for over a month now. At long last, the project saw a full reveal in this week's Famitsu. As many had speculated, it's an all new Puyo Puyo game.
Titled Puyo Puyo 7 (the "247" from the teaser campaign is a play on the name's sound), this latest entry in Sega's classic falling blocks series is coming to the Japanese DS, PSP and Wii. DS will lead the way with a Japanese release for July 30. The PSP and Wii versions are due out this Winter.
Based off the DS version, which is featured in this week's Famitsu, Puyo Puyo 7 looks a lot like past Puyo Puyo games, with the basic rules in tact. Sega is adding new rules to the game, however, most notably the "Daihenshin" (big transformation) rule where your character can transform to mini or super sized forms. The former brings out tiny Puyo Puyo blocks which allow for greater ease with creating chains. The latter releases giant Puyo Puyo pieces onto the stage. These can be made to disappear by connecting just three together, rather than the standard requirement of four blocks.
Also set for the DS version is wireless play. The game will support play for between two and eight players, both locally and over Wi-Fi Connection. Sega is also including download play support.
So was this worth a month of teaser site updates? Puyo Pop tends to be an addictive experience no matter how many times you play it, so we'll respond with a "possibly" for now.
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