Lumines Supernova explodes on PSN

Q Entertainment's acclaimed rhythm puzzler expands to Sony's online storefront this fall with new skins, modes.

Even though it was originally released in 2005, Q Entertainment's rhythm puzzle game Lumines is still considered by many to be among the best titles in the PlayStation Portable library. While Q has followed up the success of that game with a true sequel on the PSP as well as a PlayStation 2 port, the Japanese developer opted to extend the franchise to Microsoft's online storefront Xbox Live Arcade, and not Sony's PlayStation Network.

A look at the new Sequencer mode.

That changes today, however. Following on from last week's announcement of action puzzler Meteos Wars for Xbox Live, Q Entertainment today said it would be bringing its rhythm puzzle game to Sony's PlayStation Store this fall. Titled Lumines Supernova, the game concept was originally crafted by notable designer Tetsuya Mizuguchi (Space Channel 5, Rez), and features the series' acclaimed Tetris-inspired block-dropping puzzle mechanic mixed with electric beats.

Lumines Supernova features 40 skins--some new, some seen in other versions of the game. Q did not indicate whether Supernova would benefit from additional skins released as downloadable content as was done with the controversial Xbox 360 edition of the game, and had not responded to requests for comment as of press time. A number of modes return for this edition of the game, including Challenge, Time Attack, Skin Edit, and Mission, and the game will support play for up to two.

Q has also added two new ways to play Lumines in Supernova. In Dig Down mode, players will be presented with a field already full of blocks, and must race the clock to clear 20 consecutive stages. Sequencer mode drops players in the DJ booth, letting them create their own audio samples using sound loops of drums, bass, two separate synthesizers, and other effects.

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23 comments
tom_dar2
tom_dar2

IF it does have trophies, this will be the first game that I stand a chance of unlocking its platinum trophy for full completion. On the xbox live version I easily unlocked all the achievements, and then again on a different gamertag.

Sagacious_Tien
Sagacious_Tien

Cool I suppose. But there's nothing wrong with the Live Arcade version of the title.

HappyBB
HappyBB

Cool game! I only wish that I have either a PS3 or a 360!

ctg867
ctg867

I hope it's a $10 download with a ton of content, even if it's low on production values, we'll get some free skins later one, and or two small paid packs as well.

shabulia
shabulia

Any way this game comes out, it's worth owning. Since it's coming to Playstation Network, I will get it for my PSP (if I can). DUDE!

jcasanova
jcasanova

Hope this supports trophies, I'm buying it either way!

cutmaclass1
cutmaclass1

Sucks because I already got the 360 game... Wonder if the will screw up the pricing again...

DJ_Lae
DJ_Lae

If they pull the same segmented stunt they did on the 360 where you only got half of the game for your regular purchase price and had to buy the rest of the original game's content separately, I want no part of it. If, however, they've learned their lesson and aren't going to screw over the consumer, I'll buy it. But I think they did the same stupid thing with the Steam release, so I'm not holding my breath.

Lord_Alan
Lord_Alan

More Lumines can't be a bad thing.

Kit_Sakurazuka
Kit_Sakurazuka

Awesome, I've been hoping for more Lumines...Now all we need is a feature that sets your own music to visualizations or something, or lets you either use music videos from your HD (More of a pain than just MP3s, but might work better) or create your own MVs.

ocdog45
ocdog45

you can play that game on a cell phone.... not intrested.

rouninkelvin
rouninkelvin

i luv lumines cant w8 until it comes out 4 xbox live

somesthetic
somesthetic

I want a version that's exclusively genki rockets tracks. get on it, mizuguchi.

Holdwick
Holdwick

I guess that's good news!

Generic_Dude
Generic_Dude

I'm officially a happy camper... the more Q Entertainment the gaming world sees, the better off we all are. Mr. Mizuguchi, you are a genius.

Amir29
Amir29

So much buzz and I never even heard of it. Wow!! All of a sudden my game collection feels mediocre :P

gnbfd
gnbfd

The game is one of those that just screams for trophies. Please Q?

vix
vix

It's about dang time already. I love this game. I have both psp versions, even the ps2 version, don't have the live version cause I don't have online for it and it defeats the purpose but I can't wait for this.

ReaperV7
ReaperV7

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