mobcast Inc., a leading mobile games publisher based in Japan, today announced that it has rolled out the hotly anticipated Lumines: Puzzle & Music to select markets overseas, including Japan, Australia, and New Zealand. The game is now available in those countries for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, and Android smartphone and tablet devices. The game is expected to launch in the United States and all major markets around the globe this September for a download price of $2.99 on the Apple App Store and Google Play.
Built from the ground up in collaboration with Tetsuya Mizuguchi, creator of the original award-winning game, Lumines: Puzzle & Music is a mobile recreation of one of the most memorable action puzzle games originally released for the PlayStation Portable. Music will remain a central theme in the game, featuring newly-produced tracks and classics 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. Also like the original, players will unlock various skins as they progress through the game, changing the game board visuals and music.
“It’s unbelievable to think that Lumines launched more than 10 years ago, yet still remains in the hearts and minds of gamers as one of the greatest action puzzle games of all time,” states Tetsuya Mizuguchi, creator of Lumines. “I’m humbled by the ongoing fanbase and the overwhelmingly positive response we receive to this news, and we’re dedicated to bringing Lumines to life on mobile devices with the utmost respect to the original that everyone loved.”
Check out some screens below!