Puzzle Fighter is poised to return to a modern platform, of sorts.
Capcom revealed this morning that a new Puzzle Fighter game is on its way to mobile devices; following up on the classic Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo, well-known and beloved for its addictive gameplay and cute “chibi” renditions of Street Fighter and Darkstalkers characters.
According to developer Capcom Vancouver:
We’ve invited many of your favorite Capcom characters to join the battle, creating Puzzle Fighter’s outstanding roster of legendary characters and stages from popular Capcom franchises. One of the most exciting things for us has been being able to play with all the best toys in the Capcom Tickle Trunk (toy chest for you non-Canadians). We’ve been able to bring together fan-favorites characters like Ryu, Ken and Chun-Li from Street Fighter, X from the Mega Man series, Morrigan of Darkstalkers fame and of course Frank West and Chuck Greene from our own Dead Rising games. All of those classic Capcom characters and more come to life with voiceovers and cinematic special moves.
As a player you’ll pick one main character, each with their own strengths and benefits, to step into the ring. In addition you’ll have two assist characters that will enhance the abilities of your main. We’ve aimed for simple yet highly addictive puzzle action where you will strategically build up gems and destroy them to unleash epic combos that can knock out their opponent. We’re especially excited that we’ve been able to create real-time player-versus-player gameplay on mobile devices, bringing all the action of head-to-head Puzzle Fighter on the go.
If you’re attending Seattle’s PAX West, you’ll have a chance to see the new Puzzle Fighter game in action there at Capcom’s booth (#2309). Expect to see it appear on iOS and Android devices as soon as late 2017, while selected regions may see an earlier test release.
Check out the teaser trailer (which showcases the upcoming game’s new art style, but doesn’t yet show any gameplay) below:
Capcom had another Street Fighter-themed mobile puzzle game make its way onto iOS last year, in the form of the Candy Crush Saga-inspired Street Fighter: Puzzle Spirits.