The first Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 update focused on content will release on January 14, bringing Sonic the Hedgehog into the game. Three other characters will be added as well, including Lidelle, Ms. Accord, and The Ocean Prince. The Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 update will also include a Boss Raid Mode, which allows up to four players to team up and battle against a common enemy in this new skill-based co-op mode. Players can also look around for four new BGM tracks (one of which is the Sonic the Hedgehog theme song) and 20 new avatars.
Who are the new Puyo Puyo 2 Tetris characters?
If you live under a rock, Sonic the Hedgehog is a popular "speedy blue hedgehog who lives life by his own rules." He's a goody two-shoes and tries to fight for what's right and doesn't especially like dishonesty or injustice. He also has to go fast. Constantly.
Ms. Accord is a teacher of the Primp Magic School and is gentle and kind. She also prepares peculiar lesson plans. Her addition to Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 is the first time she's a playable character since Puyo Pop Fever, which was released back in 2003.
Lidelle is a student at Primp Magic School. Mild-mannered and soft-spoken, she is shy and hides her horns by wrapping them with her hair. While she isn't related to them by blood, she considers the Dark Prince and Draco her big brother and sister.
The Ocean Prince is a prince of the sea who can be selfish without realizing it. He sometimes takes a human form when he utilizes a particular spell. Like Ms. Accord, this is his first playable appearance since Puyo Pop Fever.
What's the Puyo Puyo 2 Tetris Boss Raid mode?
The online Boss Raid mode will allow players to gather three of their friends to take down a CPU-controlled boss. If you are playing on the Nintendo Switch, you'll be able to also use couch co-op for local wireless multiplayer.
Players will create their team from the roster of available characters and choose a party with "complementary skills" in order to win. As players play, they'll pop Puyos and clear Tetriminos while shaking Garbage Puyos loose to hurt the boss and make it lose HP. If the boss' HP hits 0, you and your group win.
There will also be a difficulty level to choose from. If you increase the difficulty you'll have to fight more bosses in a row. Chance Time may occur when players face random conditions during raids, such as a bunch of damage is inflicted at once, now survive for a certain amount of time. Upon being completed, major damage will be inflicted onto the boss.
Bosses will have unique skills such as Paralyze, which will stop the player from being able to rotate their pieces for a limited time. Item Cards and experience points can also be earned from Boss Raids, and better rewards will be given for higher difficulties. Item Cards can be equipped to their team in Skill Battle Mode.
If players want to check out the game, be sure to download the free demo on the Nintendo Switch for a limited time. If you want to check out the full character roster, be sure to go to the official website.
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