July 6th, 2006, 18:37 Posted By: wraggster
Tetsuya Mizuguchi's Q Entertainment studio is busying itself, following the success of Lumines and Meteos. It's working on two new puzzle games for the DS and PSP, to be published by Bandai-Namco, which Mizuguchi himself will exec-produce.
Both games are inspired by the obscure 1999 WonderSwan title Gunpey: the PSP will get a game called Gunpey-R (short for Gunpey-Reverse), while Oto wo Tsunagou! Gunpey Reverse (which will surely be renamed for the European market) will grace the DS.
Gunpey is, as you would expect from the makers of Lumines and Meteos, a simple puzzle game - based on movable squares containing diagonal lines, which you must shuffle until you form a line from left to right, at which point the pieces disappear. Gunpey-R for the PSP will employ the "skin" concept from Lumines, in which players collect themes with associated music and animations. The DS version will major on stylus-based manipulation, and each panel cleared will liberate a sound, which players can use to make their own music.
Bandai-Namco has announced that both titles will reach Japan this autumn, but has remained tight-lipped about any European release. We'll keep you posted.
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