A brand new puzzler — heralded as one of the best since Tetris — Lumines combined fantastic music with a quirky, but addictive, mechanic. And now the series is back to redefine the PlayStation Vita.

Originally announced at GamesCom and blown out at the Tokyo Game Show, Lumines (or Lumines Electric Symphony) for Vita promises new block mechanics, a massive soundtrack, and an EXP system designed to reward returning players. What's more, a host of new social features will keep you connected to your friends, ensuring that "one more go" indulgence we've all become accustomed to.

Check out the official fact sheet after the jump.

Product Description

The king of music-puzzle games returns with its first, all-new installment in over 5 years. Lumines™ for PS Vita marks the return of Q Entertainment’s landmark puzzle series, bringing together addictive block-dropping puzzle action, an all-new 3D graphics engine, and some of the most significant names in electronic music history.

Key Features

  • New block mechanics: For the first time in the series, special new block mechanics give players additional strategic options. Clear huge block combos using the powerful Chain Block, and learn to master the randomizing powers of the Shuffle Block.
  • Star-studded musical line-up: Featuring some of the best and brightest names in electronic music, Lumines™ for PS Vita’s soundtrack is a diverse selection of known artists as well as original tracks composed by Q Entertainment’s sound team, providing the ultimate aural experience.
  • All-new EXP system: Lumines™ for PS Vita rewards player effort and investment by providing an in-depth player profile, deep stat tracking, and a new Experience Points system that rewards every player’s play style with a level-based reward system. The more you play –whether in solo or versus play— the richer your Lumines experience will be.
  • Social experience: How do you stack up against your friends? Whether you’re a new Lumines player or a veteran of the series, Lumines™ for PS Vita’s new social features will encourage you to play just “one more game.” Another level, another rank, or another reward is always within reach.
  • Journey mode: This mode allows players to experience the game’s carefully arranged flow and take a beautiful musical journey.
  • Duel mode: Take on another Lumines player in a musical puzzle battle to the finish. Use the game’s all-new block mechanics to gain the upper hand!
  • Stopwatch mode: Score as many points as you can as the clock ticks down in specially-designed stages created for maximum impact.
  • Masters mode: A high-speed, high-velocity, tournament-level mode designed for the best of the best!

New Game Modes

  • Journey mode: This mode allows players to experience the game’s carefully arranged flow and take a beautiful musical journey.
  • Duel mode: Take on another Lumines player in a musical puzzle battle to the finish. Use the game’s all-new block mechanics to gain the upper hand!
  • Stopwatch mode: Score as many points as you can as the clock ticks down in specially-designed stages created for maximum impact.
  • Masters mode: A high-speed, high-velocity, tournament-level mode designed for the best of the best!