It’s Sega’s Turn To Modify The Tetris Formula, And Here’s What They’ve Got

By Eugene . September 18, 2013 . 5:00pm

Tetris (And its theme song) are world-renowned, and while Tetris is a classic, it is a pretty tough game to iterate on.  The folks over at Sega, however, are giving it a shot with crossover title, Puyo Puyo Tetris.



The action puzzle game combines Tetris and Sega’s own series, Puyo Puyo in a showdown crossover that will allow players to choose which version of frantic tile (or blob) dropping to play with or against. Characters from the Puyo Puyo series such as Andou Ringo will also make a return.


It should be interesting to see each side’s advantages and disadvantages stack up when faced off against one another. Tetris looks to have smaller blocks, allowing for more room to score big and escape mistakes (or foes dropping dead tiles after their own combos) while Puyo Puyo has the advantage of letting players score in more and larger quantities should their blobs line up.


Another mode that’s hinted at will have players playing both block breakers at once – Halfway through a face-off on Tetris, the video shows the game swapping screens for both players to continue a round of Puyo Puyo instead.


More details will be announced at Tokyo Game Show later this month. Puyo Puyo Tetris is slated for a 2014 release on Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation 3, Wii U and PlayStation Vita.

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  • So basically it’s the return of Tetris & Dr. Mario from the SNES era, except the good doctor has been usurped by the colorful slimes.

  • Enzo

    So it’s coming out for all the relevant systems in Japan.

  • Enzo

    So it’s coming out for all the relevant systems in Japan.

  • VenerableSage

    Didn’t Sega already have a go at their “version” of Tetris back in the 90s with Columns? (i.e. they wanted a piece of the consumer pie that Nintendo had with Tetris)

  • PersonaSpace

    Atlus USA was the last company to localize a Puyo game, so hopefully with the recent acquisition we can at least get this out of it. Regardless at least the PS3 and Vita versions are region free.

  • ShootThatWay

    On the official website it shows Arle, Amitie, Ringo on the Puyo side + 3 silhouette on the Tetris side. Can’t wait to see what these new characters look like.

    I wonder who else will return from Madou/Puyo. I’d love HD versions of everyone, though. D:
    HD Harpy with high-quality bad singing. I like the sound of that!

  • YES!A cross over! Please let this come to the US, been waiting for a Puyp Puyo game for ages, ever since Fever. If not, i’ll have to pay extra to get it. :/

  • CirnoLakes

    SEGA please have Atlus USA localize this game.

  • J_Joestar

    guess they better be careful of where they let tetris put that I-block

  • DenjinJ

    “It’s Sega’s Turn To Modify The Tetris Formula, And Here’s What They’ve Got”


    “No! I mean more recent than that!”

    “Puyopuyo Fever!”

    “No! Puyopuyo… Tetris!”

    “Like a… hybrid… of the two systems?”

    “No! Just each system, switching back and forth!”

    “Oh… So… The least original thing Sega has ever done with falling blocks?”

    “…Come on… Buy it, please? We’re dyin’ here!”

  • James Fox

    Please demand SEGA of America to being Puyopuyo Tetris to the United States

  • katamari damacy

    Japan loves having ‘X’ in their crossover games. Why not call it PuyoPuyo X Tetris?

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