Survios and TAITO to Expand Puzzle Bobble Franchise with 3D Flatscreen and VR Gameplay for PlayStation Consoles
June 3, 2021 — From Sony’s PSVR Day Event, Survios announced the forthcoming arrival of Puzzle Bobble 3D: Vacation Odyssey for PlayStation VR (PS VR), PlayStation 4 (PS4) and PlayStation 5 (PS5). In collaboration with TAITO, the reimagined classic features the same vibrant design, adorable characters, and timeless puzzle-solving gameplay as the original, now for the first time bringing the franchise into a three-dimensional world.
Watch the Puzzle Bobble 3D: Vacation Odyssey teaser trailer HERE.
In Puzzle Bobble 3D: Vacation Odyssey, fans can enjoy a visually enhanced, VR gameplay experience from the recently launched Oculus Quest title, Puzzle Bubble VR: Vacation Odyssey. Additionally, the bubble-popping adventure will allow even more Puzzle Bobble fans to join the fun with non-VR gameplay support on PS4 and PS5! “Reintroducing Puzzle Bobble, with its iconic puzzle-solving and new three-dimensional spin to today’s players, has been a labor of love for Survios,” said TQ Jefferson, CPO and Head of Studio. “As our first Cross-Reality title, Puzzle Bobble 3D: Vacation Odyssey on PS4 and PS5 will provide players around the world the option to play the way that suits them best, with or without a virtual reality headset!”
Puzzle Bobble 3D: Vacation Odyssey offers multiple gameplay modes, adding a new element to the classic Japanese franchise. Players can solve up to 100 three-dimensional puzzles in Story Mode; Infinite Mode provides an endless challenge for players chasing high-scores; and Duel Mode is a fast-paced 1v1 online battle, supporting Quickmatch across PS4, PS5 and PS VR.
Puzzle Bobble 3D: Vacation Odyssey will be compatible with Move controllers and Dualshock 4 for VR gameplay. For non-VR gameplay, the Dualshock 4 will be supported on PS4, and the Dualsense will be supported on PS5.
Puzzle Bobble 3D: Vacation Odyssey will be available for download on PS4 and PS5 later this year. To keep up-to-date with Puzzle Bobble VR and Puzzle Bobble 3D news, please visit www.PuzzleBobble3D.com and sign up for the newsletter.ABOUT PUZZLE BOBBLE
Puzzle Bobble (a.k.a. Bust-A-Move) is an action-puzzle game where the brothers Bub and Bob, who have been transformed into bubble dragons by a wizard’s spell, search for a way to turn back into human form in a bubble-bursting adventure. The classic gameplay formula is simple but addictive: using various items and gimmicks, connect three or more bubbles of the same colour to remove them from the field and progress. A spin off from the 1986 arcade hit Bubble Bobble, which celebrates its 35th anniversary this year, Bust-A-Move/Puzzle Bobble has seen over 20 series titles across countless platforms since its 1994 debut. As sole owners of Bubble Bobble and Puzzle Bobble’s worldwide IP and copyrights, Taito will continue to expand both properties going forward.
Survios is a leading game development studio creating extraordinary interactive experiences with an emphasis on the future of reality-based entertainment. Since 2013, the studio has produced and published premium virtual reality experiences across popular licensed worlds and within its own critically acclaimed original properties. With immersion embedded in its DNA, the company is positioning itself at the epoch of the next generation platform revolution to develop Cross Reality interactions as the gaming, social media, and entertainment industries fix their eyes on the evolution of the metaverse.
For more information, visit www.survios.com
ABOUT TAITO CORPORATION
TAITO Corporation (TAITO) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd. With headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, TAITO operates core businesses such as game arcade operations, manufacturing coin-operated game machines, and mobile phone content services. A seminal part of gaming history, TAITO caused a worldwide sensation with its arcade legend, SPACE INVADERS, and developed such fan favorites as PUZZLE BOBBLE (BUST-A-MOVE) and ARKANOID. Today, TAITO continues to thrill game lovers of all generations by offering both classic and new family-oriented titles on the latest gaming platforms. TAITO delivers a wide range of entertainment experiences with the goal of providing consumers with fresh surprises and new discoveries.
More information on TAITO can be found on the Internet at https://www.taito.co.jp/en.