While Columns II has been released for Nintendo Switch as part of the Sega Ages line for a while, as well as Ichidant-R joining the roster of games starting late last month, people might be wondering when the games will be released officially in the West. It turns out it’s sooner than expected – October 17, 2019.
Like the Japanese versions, the Western releases of Columns II and Ichidant-R will have several new options included, such as ‘Infinite Columns’ mode, as well as an online versus option. Meanwhile, Ichidant-R includes the rare English arcade release of the title, as well as both the Arcade version and Mega Drive version’s RPG-styled mode. The Arcade mode will support online multiplayer.
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Sega Ages Columns II and Sega Ages Ichidant-R release in the West via the Nintendo Switch eShop on October 17, 2019.