Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Puzzle

Tetris Ultimate set to hit retail, eShop this November for 3DS

Tetris Ultimate (3DS, PC, PS4, PS Vita, and Xbox One) Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 1

Tetris Ultimate will launch for 3DS on November 11, according to Ubisoft. The new entry features support for up to four players with six modes in addition to a new solo Challenge mode. The modes, detailed below, include a four-player versus battle, a race to clear 40 lines, and an ultimate battle that features defensive and offensive power-ups. The game will be available in two formats and for two prices, with the physical version running $29.99 and the digital version $19.99.

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PlayStation Vita News

Ms. Pac-Man Pink Ribbon Campaign kicks off for Android, iOS devices

Ms Pac-Man (Android, iOS) Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign - Header

Ms. Pac-Man is joining the fight against breast cancer with a new campaign. Bandai Namco has teamed up with the National Breast Cancer Foundation to launch the Ms. Pac-Man Pink Ribbon Campaign. From now until October 31, a variety of mobile versions of Ms. Pac-Man and Pac-Man, listed below, will feature an option to buy a new maze for $0.99, with all proceeds going to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. The games’ art and interface will also sport a new ‘pink ribbon’ theme for all of October.

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Android, Apple Handheld

Hellraid: The Escape to be released for Android on October 2

Hellraid The Escape (Android, iOS) Android Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Hellraid: The Escape, the mobile puzzle-adventure title from Shortbreak Studios and Dead Island developer Techland, will launch for Android on October 2. The Android version will be available for $2.99, with no in-app purchases, for smartphones and tablets. In The Escape, a hint at what’s to come in 2015’s Hellraid for console and PC, players take on the role of an amnesiac who must escape a nightmarish prison. Using notes left by a previous inmate, they must navigate eight chambers filled with traps and puzzles. More puzzles will be released in the coming weeks.

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Android

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies launches for iOS

Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney Dual Destinies (iOS, 3DS) iOS Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

The mobile market just got a whole lot more justice today with the release of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies on the App Store. Dual Destines features the return of Phoenix as well as several older characters, including Pearl Fey and Apollo Justice, as well as the introduction of Associate Attorney Athena Cykes, who brings with her the ability to psychoanalyze witnesses. The first episode is free to try while the remaining four can be purchased for $4.99 each or as a bundle for $14.99. The bonus episode, Turnabout Reclaimed, which sees Phoenix defending a killer whale, is also available.

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Apple Handheld, DLC

The resolute ranger sets out today in Road Not Taken for PC, PS4

Road Not Taken (PC, PS4, PS Vita) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Spry Fox’s roguelike puzzler Road Not Taken has launched for Mac, Windows PC and PS4. As a ranger, players will set out into the aftermath of a winter storm in search of lost children. The story is said to change with each playthrough, as the ranger only has 15 years to live and how often he goes out, who he rescues, and how he makes his way through the wilds will determine how the game unfolds.

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PC News, PlayStation 4 News

Tetris Ultimate out this fall online for console and PC, retail for 3DS

Tetris Ultimate (3DS, PC, PS4, PS Vita, and Xbox One) Announcement - Screenshot 1

Tetris, also known as The Best Game Ever, will be making its way to 3DS, PC, PS4, PS Vita, and Xbox One this fall in Tetris Ultimate. Ubisoft has announced that this latest iteration will feature six modes, including a Challenge mode for solo players and seven modes for 1-4 players, such as Sprint, a race to clear 40 lines as quickly as possible; Battle Ultimate, a last-man-standing mode that will feature power-ups; and Ultra, where the goal is to score as many points as possible in three minutes. Worldwide leaderboards will also be supported.

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3DS, PC News, PlayStation 4 News, PlayStation Vita News, Xbox One News

Road Not Taken to brave the winter wilds this August for PC, PS4

Road Not Taken (PC, PS4, PS Vita) Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 1

Spry Fox has announced that their rogue-like puzzler Road Not Taken is slated to launch on August 5 for PC and PS4. Players will step into the shoes of a resolute ranger who sets out into the aftermath of a winter storm in search of lost children to rescue. The story is said to change with each playthrough, as new paths are taken and relationships forged.

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PC News, PlayStation 4 News

Bust-a-Move 4 to drop bubbles left and right on PSN this spring

Bust-a-Move 4 (PS3, PSP, PS Vita) PSN Announcement - Screenshot 1

Bust-a-Move 4 will be bringing its army of cute dinosaurs and piles of bright bubbles to PSN this spring, according to publisher Natsume. The colorful puzzler will feature 10 playable characters along with four unlockable characters, two new moves, and eight modes, including a Versus Mode and an Edit Mode that allows players to create up to 25 stages.

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PlayStation 3 News, PlayStation Portable News, PlayStation Vita News

Double Fine reacquires rights to Costume Quest and Stacking

Stacking (PC, 360, PS3) PC Announcement - Screenshot 2

In a move that’s sure to please fans of Double Fine, the studio has announced that they have reacquired the publishing and distribution rights to Costume Quest and Stacking. The distribution rights were acquired from Nordic Games, who picked them up in 2013 during THQ’s bankruptcy. As part of the new deal, the two companies have partnered for a retail release of Costume Quest, Psychonauts, and Stacking for Windows and Mac next year in both North America and Europe.

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PC News

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies DLC now available

Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney Dual Destinies (3DS) Turnabout Reclaimed Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies’ first DLC case, Turnabout Reclaimed, is now available for download. The $5.99 full-length episode, purchasable from the in-game menu, features a new client, the pirate Sasha Buckler. As the first case Wright takes after reclaiming his Attorney’s badge, he must help defend Buckler’s stylish killer whale companion against a murder charge. The Mood Matrix and Psyche-Lock, introduced in Dual Destinies, will come into play, and Pearl Fey will return to help the Anything team against prosecutor Simon Blackquill.

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3DS, DLC