Just after mentioning Tetsuya Mizuguchi this morning (for the new titles in the Lumines series) we now have news of another one of his game getting ported outside of Japan.
Match-3 Eighteen was announced and released in Japan last year and we weren't sure it was ever coming west. Thanks to GameSamba though, it's finally coming.
Eighteen is not your traditional match-3 though, as it features a neat story best explained by GameSamba:
"The game takes place in a mysterious dreamscape, after a new disease known as “sleeping beauty syndrome” has trapped people from our modern world in this living dream. Players can journey through many challenging levels, recruit from hundreds of characters, and upgrade their dream divers as they attempt to defeat Witches, free Goddesses, and save the day."
Eighteen will be available on Android and iOS devices in the second quarter of this year. The game will be playable for the first time in the U.S. at this year’s SXSW Gaming Expo.
GameSamba only mentions the U.S in its press release though it would be weird for a game not to be released in english-speaking countries at least. It's not unheard of though so here's hoping that they don't limit it to the U.S.