Treasures of Montezuma: Arena is set to hit Vita with three all-new game modes, including a dynamic turn-based puzzle RPG story mode, a multiplayer tournament mode, and the classic match-three endless mode.

Polina Belavskaya from developer Alwar had this to say about the story;

“The story of the game revolves around ancient Aztec emperor, Montezuma, who was forced by the Spanish conquistadors to flee to an otherworldly place ruled by monsters, and fight through enemy ranks to reclaim his freedom and gain power to return.”

Tournament mode justifies the Arena part of the title’s name, putting your skills to the test in either a one-off battle against a random player, a battle against friend, or a weekly tournament (with prizes).

Bonuses and items provide tactical opportunities. These can be acquired with Crystals, the in-game currency awarded after each battle. The more you play (and the better you play), the more Crystals you receive – but if you’re too impatient for that you can always buy some with real money.

They also note that “[t]he option to unlock the classic match-three Endless mode will always be there for you. It will help you find matches as quickly as possible for an indefinite amount of time, until your score is high enough to reveal the deepest mysteries of the universe” – though I’m not sure if that means you have to buy the mode or unlock it somehow with gameplay.

Though they weren’t clear on a release date, you’ll likely be able to find it on the PlayStation Store very soon.

  • TOM Blitz is a guilty pleasure of mine, and ‘m sure many others too so I am sure I’ll be putting some time into this.

    • Buckybuckster

      I have to admit Blitz has been somewhat of an obsession of mine! My stats show that I’ve played well over 10,000 games. Most likely the most I’ve played a single game in my 30+ years of gaming. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that I’m really looking forward to Arena.

      It’s been a really good week for Vita announcements!