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Sega will be releasing Puyo Puyo Chronicle, a Puyo Puyo puzzle RPG, for the Nintendo 3DS this December in Japan!

This week’s Famitsu reveals that the game will release at the end of this year to help cap off the 25th anniversary of the franchise. Hit the jump to read the details announced so far!

Just What Is a “Puzzle RPG?”

puyo puyo arleThe game will feature Arle and Carbuncle in the role of protagonists. Arle has been sucked into the world of a book and, in order to return to her original world, she sets off on a quest with a new mysterious girl named Allie.

The game will feature 3D fields and more than 60 sub-quests.

In battle, you’ll fight with a team of up to three characters. To dish out damage, you’ll erase Puyos. Nuisance Puyos will then go flying over to deal damage to your foes. Chaining Puyos will increase the amount of damage you deal to your enemies, so the series will still retain it’s roots even in this new form.

In addition, there will be a local multiplayer mode where up to four players can take on a boss together using the RPG mode’s battle system.

Will My Favorite Puyo Puyo Character Be in the Game?

puyo puyo amitieConfirmed so far to be in the game are the following, along with their voice actor.

-Arle (CV: Mioe Sonozaki)
-Carbuncle (CV: Tamaki Nakanishi)
-Allie (CV: Honoka Inoue)
-Amitie (CV: Shiho Kikuchi)
-Ringo (CV: Asami Imai)

But What If I Don’t Want a “Puzzle RPG?”

Well, they’ve got you covered as well! The game will also feature a traditional Puyo Puyo mode with 17 popular rules, including “Fever” and “Tsu.”

Is There Going to be a Special Edition?

Yes, there will be!

The standard edition will be priced at 5,490 yen and an Anniversary Box edition will be 9,490 yen.

The Anniversary Box will include a special outer box, a 25th anniversary soundtrack, 25th anniversary vocal tracks album, a 25th anniversary drama CD, and a Puyo Puyo 25th anniversary 3DS theme.

Okay, I’m Sold. When Can I Buy This Thing?

Puyo Puyo Chronicle will release on December 8th, 2016 in Japan! For now, you better train up your Puyo Puyo chaining skills!

The game was just announced for Japan in this latest Famitsu and fans have already begun asking Sega for a localization!

We’ll keep you up to date as information and media rolls out!