The third Picross game in the ‘S’ series is launching on Switch later this week, aptly named Picross S3. If you’re a fan of the puzzle series, you’ll no doubt be interested in picking it up, and this time it comes with a neat new feature.
In addition to the three usual game modes – Picross, Mega Picross, and Clip Picross – Picross S3 adds an all-new ‘Color Picross’ mode. The rules are the same as the standard game, but now you can complete colour illustrations by filling in puzzles which use hint numbers and colours combined. You can see it in action in the trailer above.
The game boasts 300 Picross and Mega Picross puzzles, 150 Clip Picross piece puzzles, and 30 Color Picross puzzles, adding up for a lovely 480 in total. Clearly, you’re getting a decent amount of content for the $9.99 asking price, but the Nintendo store listing reveals one slight annoyance:
*Touchscreen controls unavailable
We’re not sure why the Picross games on Switch have all arrived without touchscreen support, especially considering it was such a useful feature on 3DS, but this one is sadly no different. Still, we’re sure you’ll agree that Picross is a wonderfully addictive puzzler regardless of its control scheme so this should still be worth checking out.
Picross S3 launches on 25th April for $9.99 / £8.99. Will you be giving it a go?