Puzzle & Dragons W Hits Japan On July 29th

By Ishaan . July 22, 2014 . 11:00am

Puzzle & Dragons W, an updated version of Puzzle & Dragons Z, will be released in Japan on July 29th, GungHo Online Entertainment have announced.


Puzzle & Dragons W will include two games in one—the existing Puzzle & Dragons title that is already available, and a new “Tamadora Mode” where Tamadora eggs have been snatched by a Devitama.


Additionally, GungHo have also announced that the original Puzzle & Dragons has been downloaded 29 million times in Japan to date.  The publisher has been on-the-ball with collaborations with other popular franchises such as Dragon Ball and Saint Seiya to keep the game going.


Finally, GungHo also recently announced that the Nintendo 3DS RPG Puzzle & Dragons Z has shipped over 1.5 million copies in Japan. Given that this was a full-priced retail release, that figure is rather impressive.

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  • Tincho Kudos

    So, the updated version of a retail game comes to mobile? I read that right?
    If thats the case, what a slap in the face for consumers

  • Astraea’s Eyebrow

    That makes me sad.. I was eagerly awaiting Z and now Z is outdated =(

  • Michael Martin

    Uh, this doesn’t look anything like an update of Puzzle and Dragons Z. It looks like a new mode for the existing mobile game.

  • Puzzles and Dragons wwwwwwwwww

  • Boospengi

    PADZ and PADW are completely unrelated. The mechanics are completely different, and the 2 don’t even have the same board size as each other (Z is played on a 5×6 while W is on a 6×6 board). Also, the article makes it sound like the original Puzzle & Dragons is going to be replaced by a new application which includes both the original and PADW, when in reality PADW is being added onto Puzzle & Dragons in an update.

  • Reki Honoo

    So when is puzzle and dragons Z coming to the west? I remember them saying that they want to bring it over to north america and europe.

    • JMaster3000

      I heard USA and 2014.

    • Brion Valkerion

      Hope it comes out at all. Would love to play it. Or heck get even 1/5th of the PnZ merch Japan has. Some of that stuff is pretty awesome.

    • Mnstrzero00

      Never. Because fuk smartphone games! right siliconera?

  • Rean

    PAD Z is on 3DS, PAD W is an additional tamadora based game inside the smartphone version of PAD, how could they replace each other? Siliconera logic lol

  • WyattEpp

    That Wukong team needs work, but I guess it’ll probably be sufficient for Purple Flower Dragon.

  • FitzpatrickPhillips

    Was about to be pretty angry because I ordered Puzzles and Dragons Z already. If it’s not an updated version, don’t put that in the article guys.

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