Puzzle & Dragons Z Is Still Coming To The West, Says GungHo

By Ishaan . January 12, 2015 . 4:31pm

Back in 2013, GungHo Online Entertainment CEO Kazuki Morishita said to Siliconera that the company would bring Puzzle & Dragons Z for the Nintendo 3DS to the West. Judging by a recent tweet from GungHo, this is still the plan.


After GungHo and Nintendo recently announced plans to bring Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition to the West, a Twitter user asked GungHo if this meant that Puzzle & Dragons Z’s Western release had been cancelled. However, this doesn’t seem to be the case.


GungHo’s official Twitter replied: “Actually P&D Z was officially announced for a western release by our company president – no details at this time, but stay tuned!”


Nintendo will publish Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition in the West, but thus far it is unknown if Nintendo or GungHo will publish Puzzle & Dragons Z.

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  • It’d be REALLY sad to receive the Mario spin-off before the game that came ages before.

    • Pedro Tavares

      It has a better chance since its a Mario game.

    • HarakiriKami

      Lots of 3DS games wait for dry spots in the release period to fill up

  • Ai no Hana≧❀‿❀≦


    Now everything rest upon u Mario. Sell more so we will get Z at all cost.^_^

    Don’t forget Clash of Emblems too Ninty.^_^ Me want building empire plus unlimited Waifu.^_^

  • Tom_Phoenix

    Well, they don’t seem very gung ho about it, so you can’t blame people for assuming that.

  • See you in 2018 when cancelled.

  • Crevox

    I heard PSO2 was coming west too.

    Look at how great that turned out.

  • harmonyworld

    Oh please oh please!
    I need a good puzzle game and these types are kinda my thing! :3

  • Morningstar

    I have a question? Are Bastet and the Chinese Celestials in this game?

  • Hmm, I’ll definitely consider getting it as long as there aren’t tons of IAPs and junk. I’ve always wanted to play the game, but it barley worked on my phone. When it did, it was battery hungry and reliant on WiFi, so if this quells that, I’m all for it. Really looking forward to the mario variant though. Both seem like they’re a lot of fun (even though they’re pretty much just like any old match-3 kind of game).

    • Darkraiders

      Pretty much every review i have read of that game praised it and i never saw anyone make any mention of IAP in that game, so i think it’s safe to assume there isn’t any.

      • That’s some awesome news. Good thing they made sure to include everything, especially since they released the game physically. I can’t imagine the backlash if they released an expensive game and asked for tons of IAPs, hah.

    • ネオフォトン ~ Neo

      Speaking as someone who owns the game, it does not have any microtransactions whatsoever, while retaining the gameplay of the mobile release. It even has exclusive monsters for it!

      • Ooh, that’s awesome then! I can’t wait to play it. It has seemed really neat for awhile, just haven’t had the opportunity to. Hopefully it comes out for a good price so I can snag it digitally.

        • ネオフォトン ~ Neo

          It was pretty cheap for a JP 3DS title. About 4000 yen or so, possibly a little less, so I wouldn’t be surprised if it had come over for a similar price.

      • James Grimswolf

        Is there an English friendly list somewhere of what monsters are in the game?

        • ネオフォトン ~ Neo

          Probably not. I was translating awhile ago, but considering I work on a ton of translations here and there, I kinda… just stopped working on it. Real life is a pain in the rear, too.

        • TerrenceEncore
  • Astraea’s Eyebrow

    I hope its a lot less reliant on micro transactions for the 3ds version.

    • HarakiriKami

      Doesnt have any.

      Its an RPG

  • PenguinPlayer

    Okay, I’m still waiting.

  • TerrenceEncore

    I will play both versions. I prefer to download them so I don’t have to worry about keeping with cartridges.

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