Picross S 5 Is Coming To Switch This Month

A fifth game in Jupiter's popular puzzle series is arriving very soon for Switch.


The Picross S series is getting another entry on Switch this month. Picross S 5 follows on from the first four games, offering more of what fans want--Picross puzzles, with a few variant modes and a simple, straightforward user interface.

Picross S 5 launches November 26 through the Nintendo Eshop, and it'll cost $10. The game will feature a combined 300 Picross/Mega Picross puzzles, 30 Color Picross puzzles, 150 Clip Picross puzzles, and two "large" Picross puzzles, with up to three extras being added if you have save data for Picross S 1-3 on your system.

Unlike the last few entries, Picross S 5 does not add any new modes from S4, and just focuses on the puzzles. The main additions this time are an overall timer that tells you how long it took to complete every puzzle, and a high-contrast color option for Color Picross.

You can check out a trailer for Picross S 5 below.

The Picross S series has generally been well received as a pleasant, albeit low-frills, Picross series for Switch. Other Picross options on the system include the story-focused Murder by Numbers and the SNES collection's previously Japan-only release Mario's Super Picross.

If you've enjoyed the Picross series on Switch and have a 3DS on hand, check out Picross 3D: Round 2-- maybe the best Picross game ever made.

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