Puzzle Bobble VR: Vacation Odyssey is a 3D version of the bubble-matching arcade puzzle game Puzzle Bobble (1994), and it’s finally slated to leave Quest exclusivity when it launches on PSVR, PS4, and PS5 later this year.
Update (June 3rd, 2021): TAITO and Survios today announced (with a slightly altered name) Puzzle Bobble 3D: Vacation Odyssey is heading out of Quest exclusivity, where it will land on PSVR sometime later this year. This also includes flatscreen versions for PS4 and PS5, hence the ‘3D’ in the name. You can read our full review to find out why we gave it a middling score of [6/10].
The studios haven’t mentioned a specific launch date, but considering the game has already been optimized for Quest and Quest 2, it’s likely we’ll see it sometime soon. The original article announcing the original Quest launch date follows below:
Original Article (April 16th, 2021): Puzzle Bobble VR is being developed by Survios, the studio behind Creed: Rise to Glory (2018) and Raw Data (2017), and published by the series’ original creator TAITO.
The first-person game is said to include 100 levels in story mode, letting you physically take aim with hand-held slingshots, match colors, and burst 3D bubble clusters to progress through the island environments. Outside of trying to get a perfect three-star score, Survios says you can also unlock power-ups with “clever VR interactions” by earning coins.
There’s also set to be an ‘Infinite Mode’ which lets you battle against a never-ending wave of bubbles, and ‘Online Duel Mode’ which lets you go head-to-head in 1v1 multiplayer.
The game’s soundtrack is being created by Taito ‘house band’ Zuntata, which the studio says will include “well-known Puzzle Bobble classics plus new songs composed specifically for Vacation Odyssey.”
Puzzle Bobble VR: Vacation Odyssey is launching exclusively on Oculus Quest on May 20th. You can wishlist it on the Oculus Store here.
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