Grab your hair gel and thinking caps, people: Square-Enix/PopCap collaboration Gyromancer will be hitting XBLA and Windows in just twelve days.
Gyromancer, a team-up between casual magnate PopCap Games – makers of Bejeweled, Peggled, and Plants vs. Zombiesed, also known as the most addictive crack substitutes this side of World of Warcraft – and JRPG giant Square-Enix – makers of Final Fantasy and other games starring androgynous teenagers with hair that makes gravity feel inconsequential – turned some heads when it was announced at the Tokyo Games Show back in September.
Though the combination of traditional over-the-top JRPG spell effects and Bejeweled Twist started as a joke between the two companies, it’s certainly a full-fledged project right now. It takes more than a few cues from Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords, but with the astoundingly high production values PopCap and Squeenix’s flagship titles are known for – plus, it’s a twisting match-three game, which makes it totally different.
Either way, you’ll be able to pick it up on Xbox Live Arcade and Windows on Wednesday, November 18th. While the above trailer doesn’t mention what distribution platforms the game will use for the PC, one can surmise that like most recent PopCap offerings, Gyromancer will be available both on PopCap’s own site as well as Valve’s Steam.
Who’s excited? Are we excited? Awesome – let’s all be excited together.