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Project Ringo revealed to be Puyo Puyo 7

Latest entry in puzzler due for Wii, PSP and DS.

 

Sega took the veil off its mysterious Project Ringo today, revealing the game to be Puyo Puyo 7. DS, PSP and Wii will get this latest entry in the popular falling blocks puzzle series.

A fully opened official site offers a first look at the game, complete with a background theme song.

The big new feature for the game appears to be "Daihenshin," or "Big transformation," where the game will switch between small, medium and large-sized Puyo Puyo blocks, with character art changing to match. This apparently offers a chance at a quick turnaround for players who find themselves losing.

Other points mentioned about the game at the site include:

  • The game will include rules from Puyo Puyo Fever, Nazo Puyo, Puyo Puyo, and Puyo Puyo Tsu.
  • One copy of the game can be used for wireless play of between 2 and 8 players.
  • The game will support nation-wide play via Wi-Fi.
  • A "school" will be included, teaching players the basics of Puyo Puyo.
  • The game will have a "Practice Note" mode which allows players to create their own chains. This is meant for chain masters.

One of the more notable elements from Sega's month-long teaser campaign for the game was the introduction of a character who referred to herself as "Ringo Andou." This character is shown at the site along side other characters like Carbuncle, Aruru, and Amity.

The Puyo Puyo 7 official site, showing (from left to right) Carbuncle, Aruru, Project Ringo and Amity.

The DS version of Puyo Puyo 7 will arrive first on July 30. The PSP and Wii versions are due out this Winter. All versions will carry a 5,040 yen price point.

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