If you’re an avid reader of Gamezebo, there’s a pretty good chance you’ve seen us nerd out about Lumines before. We squealed with delight when a mobile iteration of this music puzzler was announced in early 2015, and did a double-take when we learned there would be two Lumines mobile games coming in 2016. This morning, we’ve learned the release date of the first game — so you’ll have to bear with us as we nerd out again.
Lumines: Puzzle & Music will be launching on the App Store and Google Play on Sepetember 1st for $2.99. The game will be a premium offering with no in-app purchases. By contrast, Lumines VS (launching later this year) will be a free-to-play offering, allowing players to enjoy the phat beats of Lumines regardless of their fiscal trepidations.
Speaking of phat beats, developer Mobcast has just released a teaser trailer that gives your ears a well-deserved taste of what’s to come:
What’s interesting is that, in contrast to our previous understanding that this would be a new entry in the series, a press release issued by the company today suggests that this is a recreation of the 2004 PSP original. There will be the addition of new tracks, a portrait mode presentation, and (of course) tap-based gameplay — but otherwise, this should be a lot like the very first Lumines.
As fans of the series, we couldn’t be happier to hear that.