Puzzle Bobble 3D: Vacation Odyssey Release Date Announced

35 years to the day, and Puzzle Bobble is still going strong.

Publisher TAITO and developer Survios have announced that they’ll be bringing back Puzzle Bobble back to console in stunning 3D starting on October 5th. 35 years to the day since loveable protagonist Bub became a sensation in arcades across the globe, effectively cementing the series’ reputation as one of gaming’s longest-standing and most beloved franchises.

Bursting with the same vibrant design, adorable characters, and timeless bubble-bursting gameplay as the original, Puzzle Bobble 3D: Vacation Odyssey is the next evolution of the classic action puzzle game franchise that captured the hearts of many growing up.

It is also noted that Puzzle Bobble 3D will be a cross-buy title, meaning every PS4 purchase will automatically come with the PS5 version of the game at no additional cost.

Watch the official gameplay trailer here

The game is Survios’ first true cross-reality title, allowing players to experience the game on PS4, PS5, or PSVR. Puzzles no longer lay on a flat plane, but take the form of three-dimensional clusters that spin and rotate with realistic physics when bubbles collide. The online 1v1 Duel Mode supports matches across the three different ways to play.

Puzzle Bobble 3D: Vacation Odyssey Features

  • 100 New, 3D Puzzles: For the first time in Puzzle Bobble history, spin, color-match, and solve 3D bubble configurations with added depth and physics.
  • A Classic Remade for Cross-Reality Play: Fully playable on PS4, PS5, or in PSVR – swap seamlessly in and out of a headset on the PS4 version.
  • Optional PSVR Support: Virtual reality transforms players into a bubble-popping dragon to tackle puzzles in a new first-person perspective, with physicalized interactions when paired with PlayStation Move controllers.
  • 3 Distinct Puzzle Modes: Master 100 progressively difficult puzzles in Story Mode, kick back, and pop endless puzzles in Infinite Mode, or hop into online 1v1 Duel Mode, which supports matches across PS4, PS5, and PSVR.
  • Easy to Pick-Up-and-Play; Challenging to Master: Simple controls and intuitive game mechanics introduces puzzle popping in a fun, non-intimidating way.
  • Color Blindness Accessibility Options: 3 distinct Color Blindness Accessibility options make it possible for players who ahve R/G, B/Y, or UNI to play.

Puzzle Bobble 3D: Vacation Odyssey will launch on October 5th for PS4 and PS5. You can wishlist the game here.

Source: Press Release