Q Entertainment sequencing Lumines for PSN

By Spencer . September 3, 2008 . 12:19pm


Lumines made its debut on the PSP so it’s fitting to see the musical block dropping game come out as a PlayStation Network download. However, it doesn’t look like much has changed in Lumines Supernova. The sequencer from Lumines II is incorporated in the PS3 version with a few more options and there is a “Dig Down mode” where players have to erase existing blocks on the screen. Dig Down mode sounds similar to B-Type Tetris. Brand new skins made for Lumines Supernova should hook existing fans to give this a look.


The final build will have 40 skins, 20 dig down puzzles, 100 regular puzzles, and 50 missions when it comes out in the fall for an unspecified price. Lumines Supernova sounds like a more complete experience than the base back on Xbox Live Arcade, but one key feature was absent from the fact sheet. After Lumines’ romp on Xbox Live Arcade I would expect to see an online mode too, but Q Entertainment didn’t specify if Lumines Supernova will or will not support online play.


Images courtesy of Q Entertainment.

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  • G

    I’m a Lumines fan (own the first and second one for the PSP and completed everything possible in the game).
    I could download the xbla version, but the demo was like playing Lumines 2… lumines live is only a port? (sry for the newbie question)… and what are “20 dig down puzzles”? I played it on german and spanish xD

  • Spencer

    @G – Yeah Lumines Live really felt like Lumines 2 with online play and different skins. The Dig Down puzzles are part of a new mode in Lumines Supernova. Like I was describing above, Dig Down mode has blocks already on the grid and you have to erase them.

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