Capcom’s upcoming mobile revival of Puzzle Fighter was announced on August 31. Upon its reveal, Jeffery Simpson confirmed plans for a soft launch, and this strategy was enacted on September 27.

PUZZLE FIGHTER SOFT LAUNCHES ACROSS SIX TERRITORIES

Capcom Vancouver, the studio behind last year’s slapdash Dead Rising 4, is helming this modernization of the cherished classic. A free-to-download title built for iPhones, iPads and Android smartphones, Puzzle Fighter is now available in the following countries:

  • Australia
  • Canada
  • Hong Kong
  • Malaysia
  • Mexico
  • Singapore

Street Fighter and Darkstalkers characters primarily populated the first Puzzle Fighter. However, this new iteration is expanding its boundaries beyond those two properties, including characters from Devil May Cry, Mega Man, Dead Rising and Resident Evil. Personally, I’d like to see Ace Attorney‘s Phoenix Wright, especially since he hails from an active franchise yet failed to appear in Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite.

My experience with this IP is primarily limited to the 2007 re-release of Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo, which was excellent. I’m prepared to give its mobile sequel a shot whenever it launches here. Honestly, I do hold some reservations on the art style, but I’m hoping the gem-busting gameplay fans adore will be preserved.