Pokémon Puzzle League is the next N64 game coming to Switch Online

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Nintendo has announced that Pokémon Puzzle League will be added to the Switch Online Nintendo 64 library next week.

The N64 favorite will join the service on July 15 and will be available to Switch Online expansion pack subscribers.

Pokémon Puzzle League was originally released for the N64 in 2000 and was only released in North America and PAL regions.

The game is a westernized version of Pon’s Panel series of puzzle games, known as Puzzle League in the west.

Players are presented with a Tetris-like pit filled with colored blocks and must swap blocks to create horizontal or vertical lines of matching colors, erasing them.

The game is based on the Pokémon animated series, featuring voices and characters from the series. Quite unusual for a puzzle game, it also has a plot – Ash takes part in the official Pokémon Puzzle League tournament, where he takes on gym leaders Kanto and rival Gary.

Coming to Switch Online next week, Pokémon Puzzle League will be the 17th game released on the service, following the addition of Pokémon Snap in June and Kirby 64 in May.

Since it was never released in Japan, the Japanese version of the app will not receive Pokémon Puzzle League. Instead, it will get the Nintendo RPGs Custom Robo and Custom Robo V2 only in Japan.

Players with access to eShops in multiple countries will be able to play these games on the Japanese version of the N64 app, but of course they will only be in Japanese and given their text-heavy nature they can be difficult to play.

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