Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 is on the way, and it's no wonder SEGA is cooking up a sequel. In an interview with Siliconera, franchise director and producer Mizuki Hosoyamada reveals that the original outing managed to sell over 1.4 million units worldwide. We'll see soon enough if the sequel gets the same warm welcome, as it's set to launch on Dec. 8th, 2020.
A little later in the interview, Mr. Hosoyamada discusses how work on the sequel was impacted by the pandemic. You can see his response on that matter below.
Naturally, we were affected and our development teams in Japan worked from their respective homes following the declaration of a state of emergency in April 2020. The ban on going into the office in Tokyo was lifted after about two months, but it still hasn’t fully been resolved since then. The majority of team members have been able to return to the office while taking safety precautions, such as wearing masks social distancing at all times. We are working diligently to develop this project so that we can launch in December 2020. The staff at the Sega of America office in California are also working remotely, so all of us are working hard together to create great games and deliver them to you.