The hit block-dropping mash-up Puyo Puyo Tetris is getting a sequel, as Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 comes to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Nintendo Switch on 8th December. Don’t worry if you’re planning on getting a PS5, because a release on PlayStation 5 is also planned for Holiday 2020 – we’ve no idea why there’s a distinction being made here – and a Steam release will follow some time after that.
It will also please puzzle-heads to know that free next-gen upgrades from Xbox One to Xbox Series X and PlayStation 4 to PlayStation 5 will be free. Even if the game is out on PS4 before PS5, you’ll still be able to play the game via backward compatibility anyway.
Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 will bring back the familiar mash-up of the two puzzle games, kitting it out with a brand new story in Adventure mode, hopping back between the two games in various ways and featuring returning and new characters. A new Skill Battle mode is also coming that adds new character-based skills and equippable Item Cards that can tweak your playstyle or power up your team.
There’s plenty of game modes for up to four players, including Versus, Fusion, Swap, Party, Big Bang, and there’s a new Tournament mode for diehard fans. Lessons will also hope to get newcomers up to speed.
We reviewed the original Puyo Puyo Tetris on its Nintendo Switch release in 2017. Dave said:
Honestly, the best way to experience Puyo Puyo Tetris is to gather some friends and play a local multiplayer session. There’s a plethora of modes available and it’s a blast to have people play each and every one of them. Despite single player and Online ranked matches being utterly relentless, Puyo Puyo Tetris is still a fun party game with a wholehearted recommendation nonetheless.
I’d agree with pretty much all of that, and it’s still great to dive into for Tetris, Puyo Puyo or any of the combinations of the two.
Source: press release