Puzzle fans, rejoice. The next installment in Jupiter's Picross S series, Picross S5, is officially coming to Nintendo Switch on November 26, 2020. The game will be available as a digital download from the Nintendo Switch eShop for $9.99 USD.
Picross, which comes from a hybrid of "picture" and "cross," is a type of nonogram puzzle which is solved by filling in blanks on a numbered grid.
The new title will feature approximately 500 number-based logic puzzles, which can be completed to reveal adorable pixel art images. Returning puzzle types include the standard Picross, the extra-large Mega Picross, and Clip Picross, in which puzzle pieces are collected and then put together to reveal a story. In addition, players who have save data from any one of the previous Picross S games on their Nintendo Switch will be able to access five exclusive bonus puzzles.
In addition, two quality of life features not present in previous Picross titles have been added to further improve the player experience. A time tracker indicates how much time players have spent on each puzzle, while a "high contrast color" option helps fans who may have difficulty solving puzzles due to the prevalence of similar colors in certain stages.
To celebrate the release of Picross S5, a sale on the entire Picross series will be happening via the Nintendo Switch eShop. The sale begins today, November 19, and will feature a 20% off deal for Picross S titles for the Nintendo Switch and a 50% off deal for Picross e titles for the Nintendo 3DS. Other Picross games available on the Switch or 3DS include Pokémon Picross, Mario's Picross, and titles featuring Sanrio mascot characters and the cast of the animated series Kemono Friends.
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