Stuttgart, Germany – April 5th, 2022 – ININ Games, in partnership with Survios and under licence from TAITO Corporation are delighted to announce the upcoming boxed retail release of Puzzle Bobble 3D: Vacation Odyssey. This new entry in the classic Japanese action, puzzle-game franchise brings bubble-popping puzzle fun to the third dimension for the first time and can optionally even be experienced in virtual reality via PlayStation VR (PSVR). The game is coming for PlayStation 4 (PS4) and PlayStation5 (PS5), marking ININ Games’ first release on the 9th generation of consoles, and will be available for pre-order at select retailers soon. Eager fans can already look forward to the imminent pre-order start for the Limited Edition and Collector’s Edition which contain additional collectible items. These editions will only be available at Strictly Limited Games and their partnered fan store Gamesrocket. Pre-orders kick off on Thursday, April 7th.
About the Game
Bubble dragon brothers Bub and Bob are in for a surprise when their island vacation takes an unexpected turn for an epic, bubble-popping adventure in Puzzle Bobble 3D: Vacation Odyssey. Explore lush tropical islands, peaceful lakesides and even the pyramids while solving 100 new puzzles in Puzzle Bobble’s first-ever 3D and optional VR experience, the next evolution of the classic Japanese action, puzzle-game franchise! This game is positively bursting with its cheerful design, adorable characters, and timeless, fun gameplay for fans of the series and newcomers alike.
- 100 New Puzzles: Brand new 3D puzzles with special bubbles, fun power-ups and items add more depth and physics for a mind-bending challenge
- Full PSVR Support [optional]: Virtual reality transforms players into a bubble-popping dragon with a first-person perspective, and even physicalized interactions when paired with PlayStation Move controllers. You can switch seamlessly between playing on TV and VR.
- 3 Distinct Puzzle Modes: Master the 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-&-Play but Challenging to Master: Simple controls and intuitive game mechanics introduces puzzle popping in a fun, non-intimidating way
- Fantastic tunes: Includes an all-new score by Zuntata, the composers for the original series!
Check out the trailer to see the game in action!
Limited & Collector’s Editions:
Strictly Limited Games and Gamesrocket are giving Puzzle Bobble 3D: Vacation Odyssey a much deserved special limited release, exclusively via the Strictly Limited Games Partner Store and via the Gamesrocket store.
The Limited Edition is limited to 2,000 individually numbered copies for PS4 and 1,500 copies for PS5, at a price of 29.99€/ $34.99, including a unique cover artwork and a colourful game manual.
The Collector’s Edition is limited to 1,200 copies for PS4 and 800 for PS5. It costs 59.99€/ $64.99 and includes awesome additional collectibles:
- Special Collector’s Edition Box
- Colourful Game Manual
- Original Soundtrack
- Vacation Odyssey Beach Towel
- Bub and Bob Acrylic Keychains
- Double-Sided Poster (A2)
- 4 Die Cut Stickers
- 3 Vacation Postcards
- Bub and Bob Goggle Decal Stickers (VR Headset Compatible)
Both editions will be available for pre-order on Thursday, April 7th, at 4PM CEST and shipping is expected for Q3 2022.
About ININ Games
ININ Games focuses on the digital and physical publishing of high-quality, feel-good retro and arcade games. ININ Games brings retro games to life and creates the classics of the future. They are best known for “Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World”, “CrossCode”, “Cotton Reboot”, “Slaps and Beans” and as the publishing partner for TAITO titles “Bubble Bobble 4 Friends: The Baron is Back” and “The Ninja Saviors – Return of the Warriors” in North America and Europe. Numerous other milestones of classic gaming culture are in the planning and will be announced in the coming months. ININ Games is part of United Games Entertainment GmbH. For more information, visit www.iningames.com.
About Strictly Limited Games
Strictly Limited Games is a German publisher based near Stuttgart, specialized in releasing a curated selection of digital download-only games in exclusive collectible physical editions for PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita and Nintendo Switch. The company was founded in 2017 by Dennis Mendel, a former scholar for game studies and advisor at Fraunhofer Institute, and Benedict Braitsch. Both passionate collectors with a combined collection of over 7.000 digital and physical games for all console generations, their intention is to form an opposite pole to the current trend of digital-only releases. All collectors’ editions are available exclusively at Strictly Limited Games online store www.strictlylimitedgames.com.
Gamesrocket is a fan store for physical games, gaming hardware, merchandise and collectibles, aiming to become a one-stop shop for all things nerds and collectors could wish for. The store will be fully launched soon, packed to the brim with delightful content, including the entire line-up of ININ Games, with amazing franchises like Space Invaders, Bubble Bobble and Wonder Boy. For now, you can make your reservation of ININ Games’ EGRET II mini – Limited Blue Edition Bundle and browse through a small selection of Limited Editions and Collector’s Editions of games from various partners. For more information, visit www.gamesrocket.com.
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.