Sonic Comes To Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 In New Update

A new update adds four more characters and music tracks, along with a new boss rush mode for the puzzle mash-up.

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A new update for Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 introduces a new slate of playable characters, including Sega mascot Sonic the Hedgehog. It also includes a new Boss Raid mode, which lets you team up with four other players in co-op. A limited-time demo is now available to play on Nintendo Switch.

Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 mashes up the two famous puzzle series, and the new update marks the first of a series of planned post-launch content drops coming to the game. The four new playable characters are Sonic, Lidelle, Ms. Accord, and The Ocean Prince., along with a series of new music tracks including the Sonic the Hedgehog theme.

The Boss Raid mode lets you team up online against a CPU-controlled boss. You can also use couch co-op with the Nintendo Switch local wireless multiplayer. Sega says you'll need to choose a roster of heroes with complimentary skills, popping Puyos and clearing Tetriminos to deal damage to the boss. Higher difficulties will let you take on more bosses in a row, and the bosses pack unique skills that you'll need to plan around. Defeating them will earn you Item Cards and experience points, with better rewards coming for higher difficulties.

In GameSpot's Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 review, Heidi Kemps wrote that the game offers lots of value but not much more than the first game.

"There's no denying that Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 offers a lot of value--and even if you're just here for simple Tetris or Puyo play, there's plenty to satisfy," Kemps wrote. "But as a sequel, the new additions it brings to the table feel rather inadequate, particularly the flawed Skill Battle mode. If you've never had a taste of this flavorful mashup before, then Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 will certainly quench your thirst for wacky puzzle antics and then some. But if you're a veteran looking for a truly substantial upgrade to the original game, Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 might leave you feeling rather unfulfilled."

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