Picross e

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Picross e
Genre(s)Puzzle
Developer(s)Jupiter
Publisher(s)Jupiter
Platform(s)Nintendo 3DS
First releasePicross e
6 September 2011
Latest releasePicross e9
8 August 2018

Picross e is a series of nonogram puzzle video games developed and published by Jupiter for the Nintendo 3DS handheld game console. It is the successor to Jupiter's Nintendo-published Picross games including the Mario's Picross series and Picross DS.

Games[edit]

Games and their Dates of Release
Game Date of Release
Japan Europe North America
Picross e 27 July 2011[1] 6 September 2012[2] 13 June 2013[3]
Picross e2 28 December 2011[4] 24 January 2013[5] 25 July 2013[6]
Picross e3 12 June 2013[7] 14 November 2013[8] 3 October 2013[9]
Picross e4 20 November 2013[10] 22 May 2014,[11] an 1 May 2014[12]
Picross e5 11 June 2014[13] 13 November 2014[14][15]
Picross e6 24 December 2014[16] 30 July 2015[17] 6 August 2015[18]
Picross e7 27 April 2016[19] 22 December 2016 5 December 2016[20]
Picross e8 20 December 2017[21] 18 January 2018 21 December 2017
Picross e9 8 August 2018 Unreleased Unreleased

Spin-offs[edit]

Jupiter used the mechanics and UI of their Picross e games as the basis for a number of licenced spin-off games:

Games and their Dates of Release
Game Date of Release
Japan Europe North America
Club Nintendo Picross 13 September 2012 Unreleased Unreleased
Club Nintendo Picross Plus 9 October 2013 Unreleased Unreleased
Pokémon Picross 2 December 2015 3 December 2015 3 December 2015
My Nintendo Picross: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess 17 March 2016 31 March 2016 31 March 2016
Pictlogica Final Fantasy 12 July 2017 Unreleased Unreleased
Sanrio Characters Picross 25 April 2018 28 June 2018 19 July 2018

Reception[edit]

Aggregate review scores
Game GameRankings Metacritic
Picross e 74.89% 73/100[22]
Picross e2 67.14% 68/100[23]
Picross e3 63.33% 66/100[24]
Picross e4 69.33% 68/100[25]
Picross e5 68.33% 70/100[26]
Picross e6 66.67% 72/100[27]
Picross e7 65.00%
Picross e8 60.00%

Reception towards the series from professional critics has been "average" according to aggregate review website Metacritic and GameRankings.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dutton, Fred (21 July 2011). "Picross E announced for 3DS". Eurogamer. Retrieved 9 September 2016.
  2. ^ McFerran, Damien (3 September 2012). "Nintendo Download: 6th September 2012 (Europe)". Nintendo Life. Retrieved 9 September 2016.
  3. ^ Hilliard, Kyle (10 June 2013). "Picross e Appears On Nintendo's Website, Releasing This Week". Game Informer. Retrieved 9 September 2016.
  4. ^ Bivens, Danny (23 December 2011). "Tetris and New Picross Coming to Japan eShop". Nintendo World Report. Retrieved 9 September 2016.
  5. ^ Whitehead, Thomas (21 January 2013). "Nintendo Download: 24th January 2013 (Europe)". Nintendo Life. Retrieved 9 September 2016.
  6. ^ Whitehead, Thomas (25 July 2013). "Nintendo Download: 25th July (North America)". Nintendo Life. Retrieved 9 September 2016.
  7. ^ Whitehead, Thomas (19 July 2013). "Picross e2 Set For July Release in North America, e3 Arrives in September". Nintendo Life. Retrieved 9 September 2016.
  8. ^ Whitehead, Thomas (11 November 2013). "Nintendo Download: 14th November (Europe)". Nintendo Life. Retrieved 9 September 2016.
  9. ^ Whitehead, Thomas (3 October 2013). "Nintendo Download: 3rd October (North America)". Nintendo Life. Retrieved 9 September 2016.
  10. ^ "ピクロスe4オフィシャルサイト" [Picross e4 Official Site]. Jupiter (in Japanese). Retrieved 9 September 2016.
  11. ^ Whitehead, Thomas (19 May 2014). "Nintendo Download: 22nd May (Europe)". Nintendo Life. Retrieved 9 September 2016.
  12. ^ Calvert, Darren (1 May 2014). "Nintendo Download: 1st May (North America)". Nintendo Life. Retrieved 9 September 2016.
  13. ^ "ピクロスe5オフィシャルサイト" [Picross e5 Official Site]. Jupiter (in Japanese). Retrieved 9 September 2016.
  14. ^ Whitehead, Thomas (10 November 2014). "Nintendo Download: 22nd May (Europe)". Nintendo Life. Retrieved 9 September 2016.
  15. ^ Whitehead, Thomas (13 November 2014). "Nintendo Download: 1st May (North America)". Nintendo Life. Retrieved 9 September 2016.
  16. ^ "ピクロスe6オフィシャルサイト" [Picross e6 Official Site]. Jupiter (in Japanese). Retrieved 9 September 2016.
  17. ^ Whitehead, Thomas (27 July 2015). "Nintendo Download: 30th July (Europe)". Nintendo Life. Retrieved 9 September 2016.
  18. ^ Whitehead, Thomas (6 August 2015). "Nintendo Download: 6th August (North America)". Nintendo Life. Retrieved 9 September 2016.
  19. ^ Whitehead, Thomas (19 April 2016). "Picross e7 is Heading to Japan Very Soon". Nintendo Life. Retrieved 9 September 2016.
  20. ^ Vogel, Mitch (15 December 2016). "Picross e7 Launches in North America Tomorrow". Nintendo Life. Retrieved 19 December 2016.
  21. ^ https://www.nintendo.co.jp/titles/50010000044255
  22. ^ "Picross e for 3DS Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 9 September 2016.
  23. ^ "Picross e2 for 3DS Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 9 September 2016.
  24. ^ "Picross e3 for 3DS Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 9 September 2016.
  25. ^ "Picross e4 for 3DS Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 9 September 2016.
  26. ^ "Picross e5 for 3DS Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 9 September 2016.
  27. ^ "Picross e6 for 3DS Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 9 September 2016.

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