Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Puzzle

Sega 3D Classics Collection coming stateside this April for 3DS

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Sega will be bringing the 3DS compilation Sega 3D Classics Collection to North America. Scheduled to launch digitally and physically on April 26, the bundle will include nine games ported over to the system by the current retro-updating standard-bearers M2. The games will include titles from both the Genesis and Master System: Power Drift, Puyo Puyo 2, Maze Walker, Fantasy Zone II: The Tears of Opa-Opa, Fantasy Zone II W, Sonic The Hedgehog, Thunder Blade, Galaxy Force II, and Altered Beast. Five of the titles are already available through eShop but four are new to the system. Details for each are available below.

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Prep the little grey cells! Agatha Christie – The ABC Murders detailed

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Kalypso has announced that they’ve entered into a partnership with Microids to release boxed copies of Agatha Christie – The ABC Murders for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Adopted from the novel of the same title, The ABC Murders puts players in the polished shoes of famed Belgian detective Hercule Poirot as he attempts to track down and unmask the A.B.C. killer. Players will have to solve puzzles, interview characters, and collect evidence. A three-part making-of series has been launched as well, and the entire run can be found below.

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PC News, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

Zero Escape 3 officially titled Zero Time Dilemma

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Aksys Games has revealed that the sequel to Spike Chunsoft’s Zero Escape 3 has been officially titled Zero Time Dilemma. As with Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors and Virtue’s Last Reward, players will once again need to navigate a series of puzzles and difficult moral decisions in order to survive a gruesome death and uncover the truth behind their confinement. Series creator Kotaro Uchikoshi is once again heading up development.

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3DS, PlayStation Vita News

Brothers – A Tale of Two Sons released for PS4, Xbox One

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505 Games has released Starbreeze’s fairytale-esque platformer-style adventure title Brothers – A Tale of Two Sons for PS4 and Xbox One. The next-gen versions add an art gallery, a soundtrack section, and a walkthrough with director’s commentary. If you missed out on it until now, give the new version a look.

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PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

Brothers – A Tale of Two Sons set to hit PS4, Xbox One next month

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505 Games and Starbreeze will be updating Brothers – A Tale of Two Sons for the latest console generation. Scheduled to launch online on August 12, the puzzle-platforming adventure will be available for PS4 and Xbox One with extra content, including an art gallery, the soundtrack, and a director’s commentary walkthrough. As with the last-gen versions, Brothers for PS4 and Xbox One will be a download-only release.

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PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

Zero Escape Volume 3 announced for 3DS, PS Vita

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Over the weekend, Aksys announced that they will be bringing over the follow-up to Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward, Zero Escape Volume 3, to 3DS and PS Vita next summer. As with its predecessors, including series originator 999, players must make their way through a trap-filled labyrinth by solving puzzles alongside other prisoners. The visual novel-theme will return along with multiple endings, voiced cinematics, and dual voice-over support.

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3DS, PlayStation Vita News

Tetris Ultimate: Challenge Pack launches for PS4, Xbox One

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The Challenge Pack has gone live for the PS4 and Xbox One versions of Tetris Ultimate. The set consists of three new modes and is available as a $6.99 bundle or as individual downloads for $2.99. All three modes are playable in single and multiplayer, with Time’s Up challenging players to add extra time to a 30-second timer, Landslide increasing the number of blocks and their speed as player’s attain higher levels (with a random Tetriminos popping in every 10 turns), and Haunted turning the bottom Tetriminos invisible as players level.

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DLC, PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

GOG.com adds bizarre FMV-infused adventure Toonstruck

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GOG.com has added the surreal point-and-click adventure title Toonstruck to their library. The 1996 adventure title from Interplay follows cartoonist Drew Blanc as he attempts to escape a strange cartoon world populated by a wide variety of weird creatures—ah, the ‘90s. The game also features digitized actors, and a handful of notables are involved, including The Simpson’s Dan Castellaneta, Christopher Lloyd, and Tim Curry, also star of Interplay’s Frankenstein: Through the Eyes of the Monster.

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PC News

Tetris Ultimate launches on Live, PSN for Xbox One and PS4

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Tetris Ultimate is making the leap from handheld to console today with its release for PS4 and Xbox One. The $9.99 download features six modes, including versus for up to four players. 3DS owners will note that this version features fewer modes, but it’s also $10 less than the digital version available on eShop and $20 less than the physical release. But for Tetris fans, take note: the handheld version has Challenge mode, which sports four variants. Each mode included in this version is detailed below.

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PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy launching on December 11

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Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy will be hitting the Nintendo eShop for 3DS on December 11, according to Capcom. The $29.99 set includes remastered versions of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Justice For All, and Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Trials and Tribulations. Each title features 3D support, high-res re-drawn graphics, and remixed sound. Additionally, the Japanese version of Gyakuten Saiban 123 Naruhodo Selection, now with an option to switch between English and Japanese, is also part of the package.

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