Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Puzzle

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

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.


PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy launching on December 11

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.



Sneaky Sneaky sneakily sneaks onto that suspiciously sneaky Steam

Naiad sees Ubisoft’s stylish blade- and pistol-wielding assassins and raises them a suspiciously cute thief in Sneaky Sneaky. The new 2D stealth-based adventure title has launched on Steam, and at 10% off. As the thief, players must regain his glorious loot after he stumbled into an ambushed and was robbed shortly after pulling off a job. Fifteen different enemies are scattered around the lands, which can be bypassed by stealth. If combat is called for, the game switches from a real-time movement system to a turn-based combat system. The thief can also enhance his skills be leveling up. For those whose fingers are perpetually sticky, a batch of screenshots has been posted.


PC News begins Big Fall Sale with discounts, copy of Mount & Blade has kicked off their Big Fall Sale. As has become a trend in recent years, the service will be offering free games throughout the promotion, including Mount & Blade and The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings. The original Mount & Blade is the first freebie, and the first bundle of the day features Blade: Warband and Mount & Blade: With Sword and Fire for 75% off. By the end of the sale, over 700 titles will have been discounted for up to 90% off through on-going sales, two daily bundles, and 40-minute flash deals.


PC News

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

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.


PlayStation Vita News

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

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.


Android, Apple Handheld

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

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.



Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies launches for iOS

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.


Apple Handheld, DLC

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

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.


PC News, PlayStation 4 News

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

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.


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