LUMINES™ - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Dominic Tarason)

Lumines Remastered

While I’ve never been a true devotee to fast-paced puzzlers, Lumines has held a special place in my heart since 2005. Who’d have thought that all you needed to turn simple two-colour block matching into something horrifically compelling was syncing the action to the beat?

We’ve known that Lumines is coming back for an HD encore for a while now, but today we have a release date for Lumines Remastered. Unfortunately, it looks like it’s going to miss its planned May launch, and is now due out on June 26th.

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LUMINES™ - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Alice O'Connor)

Rad rhythm puzzler Lumines is being fancied up for a re-release, coming back to PC in May as Lumines Remastered. It’s a tile-matching puzzle game, right, about dropping two-tone squares down to connect like colours and score big points – driven by a soundtrack which clears matches across the field in time to bars of the song passing. Puzzle and music and pictures combine for a nice puzzle trance. It is a good game; I have explained it badly. The publishers call this an “HD remake” of ye olde originale Lumines released on the PlayStation Portable in 2004 and STOP THE PRESSES say it’ll support multiple controllers rumbling in ‘Trance Vibration’ mode. (more…)

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