The Switch Is Getting a New Picross Game Next Week, and It Has Co-Op

The Switch Is Getting a New Picross Game Next Week, and It Has Co-Op

The underrated logic puzzle series finds a new console to call home.

The highly underrated puzzle series Picross is coming to Nintendo Switch. And luckily, players won't have to wait long for it.

Launching on September 28 (yes, literally next week), Picross S will be launching for the Nintendo Switch at a measly $7.99. The logic puzzles of Picross have been going strong since a Nintendo Game Boy version of Picross brought the nonograms into the virtual-interactive realm for the first time. The series really took off when it came to Nintendo DS and 3DS portable consoles, finding its footing thanks to the second screen.

The upcoming Nintendo Switch version will be an interesting experience, since gone is the touch pad and here is only a touch-compatible screen. (The rhythm game Voez is the rare Switch game that only uses the touch screen, and nothing else.) Picross S will spice up the familiar puzzle formula further, ushering in cooperative play between two players. The game will have 300 puzzles overall, according to Eurogamer.

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Caty McCarthy

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Caty McCarthy is a former freelance writer whose work has appeared in Kill Screen, VICE, The AV Club, Kotaku, Polygon, and IGN. When she's not blathering into a podcast mic, reading a book, or playing a billion video games at once, she's probably watching Terrace House or something. She is currently USgamer's Senior Editor.

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