Puzzle Quest 3, the third mainline entry within the hybrid role-playing/puzzle sport collection, is in improvement on a number of platforms, writer 505 Video games introduced Thursday.
Scheduled to be launched in 2021, this would be the first Puzzle Quest sport since 505 Video games bought the franchise’s unique developer, Infinity Plus Two, earlier this month. Puzzle Quest 3 will even be the primary full sequel within the collection since 2010’s Puzzle Quest 2; within the interim, D3Publisher launched a couple of spinoffs and a Nintendo Swap remaster of the unique 2007 sport.
Puzzle Quest 3’s story takes place 500 years after the unique Puzzle Quest. Infinity Plus Two and 505 Video games supplied few particulars past that in a information launch, saying that the sport will characteristic “gem-crushing,” head-to-head puzzle battles, and “a twist on conventional puzzle gameplay.”
Within the Puzzle Quest collection, gamers transfer in a 3D house, discuss to characters, and battle enemies. However as a substitute of conventional turn-based RPG battles, Puzzle Quest asks gamers to play a “match 3” sport — like if Bejeweled had fight. Gamers can match cranium gems collectively to deal injury, or match different coloured gems to make use of expertise. Regardless of being a puzzle sport at coronary heart, gamers can degree up and attribute ability factors to develop their characters.
Puzzle Quest 3 might be accessible this 12 months “throughout all kinds of cellular units and PC,” in response to the information launch. An data sign-up field on the sport’s web site mentions “console” as effectively. Puzzle Quest 2 was launched on Nintendo DS, Home windows PC, and Xbox 360.