Where do you even begin with something like Tetris? When Alexey Pajitnov first created this simple, harmless puzzler back in 1984, he had no idea what he’d started. This is what going viral looked like, before going viral was even a thing.
Over thirty years later, the game has etched itself onto our collective consciousness, appearing in some form or other on just about every system you can imagine. Along the way, we’ve seen interesting collaborations that shook up the formula, like the recent, super addictive Puyo Puyo Tetris. If you’re a PC player who’s wanted to get in on the action, this is your lucky day. Puyo Puyo Tetris is on its way to a rig near you.
For the uninitiated, this title sees puzzle game juggernauts Tetris and Puyo Puyo (you probably know it is as Puyo Pop) combine into one super-puzzler. The game has a variety of modes, incorporating the different mechanics of both titles. Essentially, Puyo Puyo is about matching colours and Tetris is about matching shapes by slotting them together. You can choose one method of play or the other, or even give the nutty Swap or Fusion modes a try.
The game was first released in Japan in 2014, for 3DS, PS3, PS4, Vita, Wii U and Xbox One. It didn’t see a Western released until last year, when it dropped for PS4 and Nintendo Switch. Now, Sega have finally announced that the game will arrive for PC on February 27.
As is usually the case with late-to-the-party releases on other platforms, the PC edition is coming with a few additions and quality of life adjustments. Among these are controls that can be fully customised to the player’s preference, resolution that can scaled and redesigned mouse-friendly menus. This last part might not sound like much at all, but it’s a crucial thing for any successful port to get right. If you’ve ever tried playing Darkest Dungeon on a Vita, you’ll know that all too well.
Puyo Puyo Tetris is coming to PC as part of Sega’s best practise PC conversions scheme. This initiative is an attempt to give PC ports the kind of treatment that quality games deserve. It’ll join games like Bayonetta and Vanquish.