TOKYO – Aug. 23, 2016 – mobcast Inc. today revealed that Lumines: Puzzle & Music will make its debut in global markets on September 1, 2016, for iOS and Android devices. Following an initial limited release in Japan, Australia, and New Zealand, western fans of the award-winning, best-selling PSP classic will soon be able to play the all-new mobile action puzzle game for US$2.99. A new teaser video to amp up anticipation for the launch can be viewed at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZHzfuS0ONk
In collaboration with partner GameSamba, Tetsuya Mizuguchi, creator of Lumines, will answer questions directly from fans during a Reddit AMA on August 30th between 6:00 PM PT and 7:00 PM PT. Additionally, mobcast will be demoing Lumines: Puzzle & Music at PAX West 2016, at GameSamba’s booth, #6016 in the exhibition hall. In addition to a product giveaway and raffle for Lumines prizes, demo kiosks will be available to attendees who want to try out the game. Mizuguchi will be signing posters on Saturday and Sunday (September 3 and 4) from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM.
Lumines: Puzzle & Music is a mobile recreation of one of the most memorable action puzzle games originally released for the PlayStation Portable (PSP). Featuring newly-produced and classic tracks such as “Shinin” by Mondo Grosso, the game board is presented in portrait mode and requires players to swipe and tap to properly align their Lumines blocks for the timeline sweep, clearing blocks of four matching colors in rhythm to the beat. Like the original, players will unlock various skins as they progress through the game, changing the game board visuals and music.
The original Lumines is an action puzzle game developed by Q Entertainment and published in Japan by NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc., formerly Bandai Co., Ltd., in 2004 on the PlayStation Portable (PSP) handheld game console. The title was later published in 2005 by Ubisoft Entertainment, Inc. in North America and Europe, going on to sell a series total of more than 2.5 million units around the world. The game was widely praised for its unprecedented design, synchronizing cutting-edge visuals and high-quality sound for a unique puzzle experience. Lumines was critically acclaimed by press as one of the best action puzzle games of all time by Japanese and Western audiences alike, winning numerous awards. In January of 2015, mobcast announced it acquired the rights to Lumines from Q Entertainment.
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About mobcast, Inc.
mobcast, inc. is a Tokyo-based game development studio formed by veterans of the Japanese console games industry, known for releasing some of the best sports-related social games and services. The studio develops interactive experiences with a focus on smartphones and tablets, built on a proprietary platform that enables social interaction and engagement. It acquired the intellectual property rights to the legendary Q Entertainment’s Lumines and Meteos titles, and aims to continue bringing new game experiences to a global audience. For more information, please visit https://mobcast.co.jp/.