By Spencer . February 23, 2009 . 2:17pm
Nintendo will provide downloadable puzzle packs for Rittai Picross (Solid Object Picross) with a little help from you. Just like Picross DS these extra puzzles will be distributed for free over Nintendo Wi-Fi. Some of the puzzle packs will include user generated content.
Nintendo will hold contests asking Picross fanatics, well at least Picross fanatics in Japan, to submit puzzles fitting a theme. Puzzles deemed worthy by Nintendo will be included in future puzzle packs for everyone to download.
A total of 300 puzzles can be stored on a single Rittai Picross cartridge. If you’re running low on space you can delete the downloadable packs and grab them again at anytime. How many downloadable puzzles does Nintendo plan on producing? Retailer Game Star says at least 200. Add this to the 350 puzzles built in on the cartridge and Picross fans are looking at 550 puzzles to crack.
Nintendo will release Rittai Picross in Japan on March 12. No international release has been announced, but a registered trademark for 3D Picross is a pretty good sign we’ll get Rittai Picross in the future.