Puyo Puyo Tetris is perhaps one of the most successful next generation to hit this generation of consoles, with a full-on story mode, several single player modes, and pretty much every sort of multiplayer mode you could want; Puyo Puyo Tetris has definitely brought in an influx of both new Puyo players and Tetris players into the world of puzzle games, with it’s recent release on both the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch last month.
One of the more notable features in Puyo Puyo Tetris is that the game has a proper online ranking system. Players can rank up to different divisions based on the amount of wins they receive and the rank of players that they defeat, a feature that has not been present in any other Tetris game that has released on console. Players are also able to see where they individually stand in their region, as well as worldwide.
With that said, the game has definitely earned it’s spot as one of the most “competitive-friendly” Tetris titles to date, and while it definitely has it’s issues, it really does have the potential to finally turn more heads towards the competitive Tetris community and perhaps spark more growth within Tetris eSports as a whole.
Anime EVO, will be stepping up for the team this year, and have announced that they will be adding Puyo Puyo Tetris to their official lineup, right alongside the other infamous puzzle game, Catherine, as well as a slew Anime Fighting Games. Registration is soon to go live for all of the games, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled to the official Anime EVO Twitter if you’re interested in competing.
Puyo Puyo Tetris is a quality title, and to be quite frank, is my favorite Tetris title since Tetris DS. With the amount of features that the game holds, as well as multiplayer functions which heavily benefit the competitive player, the game definitely has the potential to become the Tetris eSport standard title, until a better version comes along.