Great news for puzzle game enthusiasts! The popular Picross e series, consisting of nine games originally released on the 3DS, is making a comeback on the Nintendo Switch. These games haven’t been available for purchase since March when the 3DS eShop closed down.

Developer Jupiter has announced that the first game in the series, now called Picross S+, will be released sometime next year. And here’s the best part: it will only cost £3.99 (or €5/$5 for those outside of Europe). But that’s not all! The other eight Picross e games will also be available as additional content packs at the same price.

The Picross e series was initially launched between 2011 and 2018, captivating players with its addictive puzzle-solving gameplay. Unfortunately, the last game in the series, Picross e9, was only released in Japan. This means that fans outside of Japan will finally have the opportunity to experience this fantastic game.

Although it may seem a bit complicated to bring these older games onto modern hardware like the Switch, it’s definitely better than having them disappear into obscurity forever. In fact, according to estimates from the Video Game History Foundation, a staggering 87 percent of games released before 2010 are no longer available.

So get ready to dive into hours of challenging and engaging puzzles with Picross S+ on your Nintendo Switch. Keep an eye out for its release next year and don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to enjoy these beloved games once again!

What Children will Enjoy

  • Children who enjoy puzzle games will love the Picross e series.
  • They can challenge their problem-solving skills and have fun completing puzzles.
  • The game has a simple and easy-to-understand concept, making it accessible for children of different ages.

Key Facts

  • All nine Picross e games that were originally released on the 3DS are being re-released on the Nintendo Switch.
  • These games were not available for purchase since March when the 3DS eShop closed.
  • The first game in the series, Picross S+, will be released next year on the Nintendo Switch.
  • It will cost £3.99 (or €5/$5) and additional content packs with other games from the series will be available at the same price.
  • This is great news for fans of the franchise outside of Japan because they will finally have access to Picross e9, which was previously only released in Japan.
  • Porting these games onto modern hardware ensures that they won’t be lost to history like many other older games.

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