Few games are as high on my personal watchlist as the new Lumines. Originally a PSP-exclusive, the series has gone through a few iterations (and I’ve proudly professed my love for all of them). So when news broke in early 2015 that Mobcast had acquired the rights, put series creator Tetsuya Mizuguchi on project lead, and pointed the next entry squarely at smartphones and tablets? I was in heaven. But it has been more than a year since this announcement, and we haven’t heard a peep since.
This week that changed, with Mobcast revealing the first screens and details for the new Lumines to The Verge.
The temporarily titled Lumines 2016 will be out for iOS and Android this summer; publisher Mobcast says the release will be worldwide, and it’ll be a paid app. A free-to-play game provisionally called Lumines VS is set to follow in winter.
Waitaminnit — not just one, but two new Lumines games!? If you need me, I’ll be on Cloud 9.