Puzzle & Dragons W Hits Japan On July 29th


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.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.