Puzzle & Dragons Z Has A Full World For Players To Explore

By Spencer . November 26, 2013 . 10:43pm

Puzzle & Dragons Z puts you in the shoes of a Dragon Tamer fighting against the (obviously) evil Paradox Group. While this is a 3DS version of a smartphone RPG, GungHo Online Entertainment created a world for players to walk around in and explore. Puzzle & Dragons Z also has collaborative features where you can trade puzzle pieces used for monster evolutions via StreetPass and it sounds like the music has been remixed too.


The battle system is essentially the same gem matching gameplay with a Z Drop technique. It’s simple to grasp and pretty fun to play. Why? Well, the creator says because "chance" is a gameplay mechanic.


Puzzle & Dragons Z comes out on Nintendo 3DS on December 12 in Japan. A demo will be released on the eShop too. Siliconera confirmed the game will be released in North America, but specific plans have not been announced.

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  • Jumbokitty724

    Please release this game In North America <3 I so desperately want it!

  • raitouniverse

    Cute characters.

  • Renaldi Saputra

    I saw a bunch of pre-orders even on amazon it’s been on top no 1 sales for weeks although hasn’t been released.. I bet sales will be a million

  • natchu96

    When it comes to gaming and living in Hong Kong, cell phone games are literally the only inconvenient thing to exist T_T

    Glad they are making this, maybe I can actually play PaD and be able to read the text someday . . .

  • xzeldax3

    Yes, this looks amazing! I need motivation to play most games and even a lightest amount of story will help.
    I got bored of the mobile version of this game so quick but this looks very good.

  • Serge

    Ha! All these years playing Kirby’s Avalanche finally get a meaning!
    Mother, you were wrong! I’m gonna save the f***ing world!

  • riceisnice

    Does powering up monsters still consist of sacrificing innocent creatures?

    • Renaldi Saputra

      reminds me of digimon tamers’ anime

  • FitzpatrickPhillips

    Huh, I might get this since it has an actual world to explore.

    • British_Otaku

      The demo is up now. While I can’t say I’ve finished it, the world isn’t going to be Pokemon huge though the system feels really novel for an RPG, reminding me of some of those card RPGs for Dragon Ball and puzzlers in general.

      Considering getting it over Attack on Titan, Gaist Crusher and such but if it is set to be localised, I’ll wait till it is on sale or in Europe.

      • FitzpatrickPhillips

        Oh shit, I didn’t even know there was a demo – thanks. I wish the AoT game got one.

        • British_Otaku

          No problem, I stayed up last night hoping to get to play Attack on Titan’s demo on the way to work… PazuDora Z wasn’t a bad replacement at all.

          I really don’t expect a demo for the game at this rate, so I may be playing Unlimited World RED (my shipping is slow) and Phosphorescent Lanze (which got a page with a new trailer on the front) given that they were much more open about what they had to offer and seem pretty cool.

  • Will Jay

    I actually kind of like the whole puzzle RPG battle system, so whenever this is localized, I could see myself getting it since it’s an actual RPG.

    The microtransaction junk in the mobile game can run into moving traffic, though.

    • WyattEpp

      I tried it recently and, if you ignore that stuff (it’s not really super-intrusive, IMO), it’s actually pretty interesting. Better than most match-3 games.

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