Capcom has announced a new Puzzle Fighter game is in development for Android and Apple iOS devices. It will be released worldwide in late 2017. The sequel is entirely new and will feature characters from not only Street Fighter and Darkstalkers, but other Capcom series.
The first Puzzle Fighter game was Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo, which was released in arcades and on the PlayStation, Sega Saturn, PlayStation Portable, Game Boy Advance, Dreamcast, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Apple iOS devices in various forms over the years. Players would pick characters from Street Fighter or Darkstalkers and compete in puzzles against opponents, dropping pairs of gems, matching them with similar colors, and destroying them with crash gems to damage opponents. (Cyberbots: Full Metal Madness’ Devilot was a hidden character.)
The new Puzzle Fighter will play similarly. However, this one will now allow you to pick two assist characters to aid the fighter you choose. It will also have real-time player-versus-player mobile multiplayer. The confirmed characters so far are Street Fighter’s Ryu, Ken, and Chun-Li, Mega Man’s X, Darkstalkers’ Morrigan, and Dead Rising’s Frank West and Chuck Greene. They will each have voice acting and cinematic specials.
Puzzle Fighter is playable at Capcom’s PAX West 2017 booth. It will soft launch in select countries “soon.”