Puyo Puyo Tetris Has PS3 And Vita Plus Wii U And 3DS Cross Online Play

By Spencer . January 14, 2014 . 11:48am

imagePuyo Puyo Tetris, a puzzle game from Sega that merges the squishy puyos with the right angled tetrominos, is coming out for four consoles. Famitsu reports that the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita games will have cross online play, so you can challenge a Vita player on your PS3 or vice versa. Also, the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U versions are cross online compatible over Nintendo Network.


Puyo Puyo Tetris has a replay saving feature and for people who want to brush up on their vertical stacking, Lesson Mode.


Puyo Puyo Tetris comes out in Japan on February 6.

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  • 하세요

    Oooo, in that case I might have to import.

    • Yea, if it doesn’t get localized I’m totally getting it for the PS3, no questions asked.

      • 하세요

        It’s Puyo Puyo and Tetris. There’s legit no need to know Japanese to play either, except for menus I guess. You can easily start a thread somewhere asking which is each.

        • Hound

          Well, you’ll likely be missing out on the character interactions (Tetris pieces are anthropomorphized with personalities, etc.) S-block seems like a sadist.. “W h o cares! The hell is ‘puyo’?”

          But, to be fair, the English translation for PuyoPop Fever was ear-bitingly bad.

          Puyo Tetris Character interactions followed by menus below:


        • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1QU2komgOw

          I’ll probably be fine. [My channel]

          If nothing else, you never know – Puyo Nexus might get their hands on it…

  • ronin4life

    Now supposedly, Nintendo has been open to the idea of allowing cross-platform play with non-Nintendo consoles.
    I wonder if that was considered here, and if what has been suggested by Nintendo is true, why the MP is still locked up.

    • malek86

      People say that both Nintendo and Sony are open to the idea, whereas Microsoft is opposed to it. In practice however, I never see any mutliplatform-play titles, not even those only on Nintendo and Sony consoles.

      I think it’s more a matter of technical issues. Getting to connect players from the Nintendo Network to PSN ones, would probably require an amount of permissions and effort that the two companies have no incentive on doing.

      What would they gain from it anyway? Much as I’d like to see multiplayer for all, Sony/Nintendo have more to gain by making the games only playable against others of the same network, since it’s an extra incentive for some people to buy their console instead of the competitors’.

      • GibbRS

        Yeah the technical issues could be part of it, but I’m also thinking the companies are afraid it won’t work as well on their system and people will complain about unfair advantages for system A, whichever one that is. For example if the game runs better on Platform A then B, then people might think platform B sucks, even tho the game could just be programmed poorly.

    • I imagine it’s a case of the devs needing to run their own servers to allow such cross-platform play, while they can simply use Sony’s/Nintendo’s if they don’t.

    • Daniel Jeanbaptiste

      Nintendo only allows that with PC and Mobile Players not Sony or Microsoft.

      • malek86

        Have we ever seen that, though? Sometimes I wonder if the big companies aren’t just running air to their mouth. They say stuff like “sure we allow that” just to look better in the eyes of the players, but when someone does want to actually do that, they’ll probably try to dissuade them, or at least force them to shoulder all the costs.

        • Daniel Jeanbaptiste

          TwoTribe games

          • malek86

            You mean like Toki Tori 2? To my knowledge, the cross-platform features were eventually cancelled (due to low sales I assume).

            The only title I can think that should have it, will be Cubemen 2, but that’s not out on Wii U yet, so we’ll see how it goes.

  • Hound

    Yay, on-line play!
    I will Batankyuu-ing up a storm!

  • PlatinumMad

    3DS-WiiU-PS3-Vita cross play when

  • pimpalicious

    I might import this. I’ve never tried to play a japanese game online before, can you do so with a US account?

    edit: On PSN (Vita or PS3 I have both)

    • British_Otaku

      On the PS3, you don’t need to change account to play Japanese (or otherwise) games online, though of course you will need to do so if you want to buy DLC on the store obviously not that you need to be on a specific account to reach it.

      The Vita? I can’t tell you from experience, but you have probably heard that the Vita is more troublesome with the account switching and factory resetting to access the store (perhaps online isn’t locked off, but DLC would be and if you don’t have two memory cards it isn’t worth trying).

      I would go for the PS3 out of the two personally.

      • Lucky Dan

        full on account reset

        • baconcow

          If you buy the card of the game, you do not need to switch accounts. I have a Japanese Vita game. They are region-free when cards. However, with PSN DLC (non-patch DLC), you will need to use a Japanese account.

  • Dsvkb

    Seems pretty fun. I’m kind of surprised we aren’t getting it just because of the Tetris aspect of it.

    • AuraGuyChris

      You got it backwards. Tetris is the most acceptable game.

      Puyo Puyo/Puyo Pop is practically dead outside Japan.

      • Dsvkb

        I worded it a bit strange. I was meaning that it should get brought over because it has Tetris in it.

        (Though I wish it was the other way around, I love Puyo Puyo)

      • I don’t really think ‘dead’ is the term you should use. Puyo has always been a niche thing in regions outside of Japan but it is by no means a dead thing. There’s still plenty of demand for something like that if Sega would capitalize on it.

        Given it has Tetris in the title it should be as easy as shooting fish in a barrel.

        • AuraGuyChris

          Screw Sega. Atlus is our best bet now.

          • ATLUS localizing a Sega used to be Compile puzzle game, Puyo?

            ATLUS localizing the Tetris brand? Doesn’t EA own that locally?

          • Lucky Dan

            EA has the rights to Tetris Monsters though.

            Nope, Hudson released Tetris Axis on the 3ds. You can’t license a puzzle game like Tetris so many companies have a hand in it, its like licensing a Crossword.

  • Now that sounds like fun.

  • British_Otaku

    I haven’t got any of the Tetris-esque titles outside of giving it a spin on a phone many many years ago, but I would like the sound of cross online play between portables and consoles of multiple manufacturers.

    Want to see more of this as the generation goes on.

  • Great thing about importing Tetris is you don’t need to read anything!

  • Hope this gets localized. Should be easy since there doesn’t seem to be much text. I guess if not, I’ll import the Vita version.

  • Max

    Cross online play across all platforms would’ve been fun.

  • Anthony Birken

    I never thought I could fall in love with tetris all over again in such a manner!

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