With Fortnite merrily mashing together the biggest brand in Epic’s ever-expanding metaverse, it’s no surprise to see famous crossovers popping up all over the place these days. While not an official crossover, upcoming Switch puzzler Trenga Unlimited looks to blend the gameplay of everyone’s favourite block-faller — albeit with with blocks falling into 3D space ‘away’ from you (more like Tetrisphere or Virtual Boy’s 3D Tetris) — with possibly the world’s most famous physical block-based game, Jenga. And everything’s underwater. Natch.
Coming to Switch on 28th May courtesy of Flux Games, Trenga’s 1-4 player 3D logic puzzling might be tough to visualise purely from description, so we’d recommend checking out the video above to get your head around the gameplay. There’s a story to accompany the game’s fifty levels, too, including cutscenes. Apparently you’ll be controlling marine biologist Kate Nemo as she befriends cute sea creatures on a puzzle-y quest to find an ancestor lost in the depths of the ocean.
It looks like an oxygen meter will apply some timely pressure to your puzzling, although the game is described as “relaxing and peaceful” and “accessible” in the PR blurb, so we doubt we’ll be getting into a Sonic 1-style panic as we desperately hunt bubbles in Labyrinth Zone. We were all scarred by that, right?
Here are some of the highlighted features from the game’s eShop page followed by some more screens:
• Party Game Mode: Versus fun! 2 to 4 players with a timer, when the timer reaches 0 the game shows which player has the best Score.
• Survival Mode: Race against time to complete the lines in the tower in the shortest time possible!
• Unlock characters with unique abilities along the way.
• Accessible, Fun Gameplay: relaxing and peaceful.
Trenga Unlimited is out on Switch eShop on 28th May priced at $6.99 / £5.39 / €5.99 with a slim file size of just 220 MB. Let us know below if you’re up for what it’s putting down.