Puzzle Quest 3, the third mainline entry within the hybrid role-playing/puzzle recreation collection, is in growth on a number of platforms, writer 505 Games introduced Thursday.
Scheduled to be launched in 2021, this would be the first Puzzle Quest recreation since 505 Games bought the franchise’s unique developer, Infinity Plus Two, earlier this month. Puzzle Quest 3 may even be the primary full sequel within the collection since 2010’s Puzzle Quest 2; within the interim, D3Publisher launched just a few spinoffs and a Nintendo Switch remaster of the unique 2007 recreation.
Puzzle Quest 3’s story takes place 500 years after the unique Puzzle Quest. Infinity Plus Two and 505 Games provided 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 traditional puzzle gameplay.”
In the Puzzle Quest collection, gamers transfer in a 3D house, discuss to characters, and combat enemies. But as an alternative of conventional turn-based RPG battles, Puzzle Quest asks gamers to play a “match 3” recreation — like if Bejeweled had fight. Players can match cranium gems collectively to deal harm, or match different coloured gems to make use of expertise. Despite being a puzzle recreation at coronary heart, gamers can degree up and attribute ability factors to develop their characters.
Puzzle Quest 3 might be obtainable this 12 months “across a wide variety of mobile devices and PC,” in accordance with the information launch. An data sign-up field on the game’s website mentions “console” as effectively. Puzzle Quest 2 was launched on Nintendo DS, Windows PC, and Xbox 360.