And Project Ringo is…

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A new Puyo Puyo game. Sonic Team have updated their teaser web pages and revealed the secret of the mathematical apple-chucking trailer – it’s an excuse to bust some colourful Puyo in yet another edition of the addictive puzzler.

Puyo Puyo 7 is destined to hit the Wii, Nintendo DS and PSP later in the year, according to Famitsu magazine, with the DS version hitting retail first at the end of July in Japan. Just like the last major console release, Puyo Pop Fever, it’s possible we may see a Western release later, at a budget price.

Many had been suspecting the Project RINGO teaser was related to Puyo Puyo as flash banners had appeared prominently on Sonic Team’s website for the franchise. The curious nature of the countdown trailer led some to believe a new IP from the studio was to be announced, but now that’s clearly not the case.

Puyo Puyo has had various releases in the West under other names. 1990s gamers may remember the format in the form of Kirby’s Avalanche on the SNES and Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine on the Sega Mega Drive. The franchise enjoys a fair amount of popularity in Japan.

Puyo Pop Returns – 1UP, via Kotaku
Puyo Puyo 7 Official Website

247: A Number to Remember

If you thought that the last teaser was ambiguous, this one won’t help you much. The number “247″ is expressed many different ways while the mystery character’s silhouette tosses an apple in the background. The end of the video says that we’ll find out more on March 12th.

Also, I love Engrish. “What’s mean 247?” Bahahaha…

Speculation Nation: What is “Project RINGO?”

First, we get shakey mushrooms and now we get some silhouette juggling an apple (which is “Ringo” in Japanese, by the by).  I don’t know what to expect from this new teaser site after the 8-bit mushroom made way for a blatant Mario rip-off with dick jokes.  I think it’s safe to speculate that we’re getting a platforming game out of this deal.

The teaser page is a little flash ditty with the cartoony silhouette tapping its foot to an upbeat tune.

Check out Project RINGO.

[Source: SegaNerds via Kotaku.]