Tetris Effect Announced for PlayStation VR

Sony has announced the first title on its Countdown to E3 schedule, and it’s a bit unexpected. The creators of Rez and Lumines are making their own Tetris game, titled Tetris Effect, which will be out for PlayStation 4 this fall. The game will also be available on PlayStation VR for crazier players.

This is quite a beautiful trailer for such a simple puzzle game. Yet another reason I need to pick up a PlayStation 4.

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Nicalis Unveils Crystal Crisis for Switch

Nicalis has unveiled a new crossover title for the Nintendo Switch, releasing later this year. Crystal Crisis is a Puzzle Fighter style game featuring characters from Cave Story, Code of Princess, The Binding of Isaac, 1001 Spikes, and more, as well as Osamu Tezuka characters Astro Boy, and Black Jack.

I’m not sure how they got those Tezuka characters, but they work incredibly well with the other Nicalis characters. Lastly, the game’s visual style puts the more recent Puzzle Fighter attempt by Capcom to shame.

Picross S Headed to Switch

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If you’re not familiar with the Picross series of games, they’re a fantastic and fun little puzzle game, based on puzzles called Nonograms. Nintendo has been an advocate for the set of puzzles for years, dating all the way back to the SNES. Picross games have been released for the DS, and a ton for the 3DS, as well, with the Pokemon and Zelda all receiving their own spin-offs.

Now, the series is headed to Nintendo Switch. Releasing next for $7.99 on the Nintendo eShop, Picross S hits the shop on September 28th, and includes 300 puzzles, and a two-player mode, making it perfect for the Switch.

Layton’s Mystery Journey Trailer

The next chapter in the Layton saga finally has a new trailer. Showing off its new main character, Katrielle, the daughter of the Professor, as well its new smartphone gameplay. The game has all the classic traits of Layton titles with gorgeous animation, memorable characters, and fun puzzle-solving mini-games.

Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaire’s Conspiracy will be out on smartphones July 20th for $15.99.