Sega announced in this week’s issue of Famitsu magazine Puyo Puyo Chronicle, an upcoming Nintendo 3DS Puzzle RPG to celebrate the series’ 25th anniversary. [Thanks, Hachima.]
In PuyoPuyo Chronicle, the protagonist is Arle, who gets sucked into an alternate world with her partner Carbuncle in the game’s RPG mode. Arle and Carbuncle will need to work with a mysterious girl named Arie in their adventure to return to their world. The characters and fields are all represented in 3D, and you’ll get to explore the fields freely.
Here are some of the characters and their voice cast:
- Arle (CV: Mie Sonozaki)
- Carbuncle (CV: Tamaki Nakanishi)
- Arie (CV: Honoka Inoue)
- Amitie (CV: Shiho Kikuchi)
- Ringo (CV: Asami Imai)
The RPG mode lets you form teams of three characters to fight enemies. Players attack by erasing Puyos. By erasing them, you’ll send Ojama Puyo flying their way for damage. Similar to past Puyo Puyo games, you’ll get to add to the damage with simultaneous erases or via rensa, and characters do more damage with less rensa when they’re higher level, so even those who aren’t great at puzzlers will get to play with ease.
The game features more traditional Puyo Puyo gameplay, with 17 different rules that were seen in Puyo Puyo Tsu, Puyo Puyo Fever, and more.
Local connectivity has a mode called “Boss Fight With Everyone” that lets you team up with a party of four players to take on a boss. The fighting method in this mode is the same as RPG mode, but it included Chance Times. After meeting certain requirements you enter Fever Mode for massive damage.
In addition to the main story, the game boasts a nice volume of over 60 sub-quests.
The Anniversary Box includes a special package, a 25th anniversary soundtrack, a 25th anniversary vocal track, a 25th anniversary drama CD, and a Puyo Puyo 25th anniversary theme.
Puyo Puyo Chronicle releases in Japan on December 8, 2016 for Nintendo 3DS.