It's been over a decade since Puzzle Quest first launched with a mix of match-three puzzle gameplay and role-playing game mechanics. Now you can re-experience that history, as Puzzle Quest: The Legend Returns arrives on Nintendo Switch today with all its previous content and a host of new things to do.
The Legend Returns brings together the original Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords and its expansion, Revenge of the Plague Lord, remastered for 1080p. Alongside all the old content, there's also more quests in an additional story mode experience called "Attack of the Golem Lord," which boasts 100 new quests with branching choices.
There are also five new classes to play as: Blood Mage, Priest, Monk, Paladin, and Elementalist. These come with new spells and items, and some new monsters and bosses to tackle as well. Puzzle Quest's remaster entailed some quality of life updates as well, with user interface and enemy AI updates.
Over the years, there have been plenty of games to take the Puzzle Quest format and run with it, from fresh takes like Ironcast to the licensed tie-in of Marvel Puzzle Quest. While sequels and spin-offs have come and gone, it's nice to be able to return to the original, and in a format that feels oddly familiar to its launch way back when—Puzzle Quest debuted on the portable via Nintendo DS and PlayStation Portable, so it makes sense for the original's remaster to hit the Nintendo Switch.
You can find Puzzle Quest: The Legend Returns on digital through the Nintendo eShop.