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Puyo Puyo Tetris slapped with streaming/video restrictions

Currently Japan-only; effects on other regions unknown.

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Better archive those Puyo Puyo Tetris recordings, as Sega is enforcing streaming and video restrictions for the crossover puzzle game. While this is currently only in effect for Japan, it’s a little unclear whether the same regulations apply for other regions.

These restrictions were originally posted on the Japanese site for Puyo Puyo Tetris; according to a translation from NeoGAF, the restrictions are as follows:

“1) Videos of any gameplay can’t be posted for profit unless the website you upload it to already has a mechanism for copyright takedowns
2) Nothing from Adventure mode, or replays from Adventure mode can be uploaded (there’s a lot of cutscene dialog, like more than you’d expect from a puzzle game)
3) Pretty much every other mode, like classic Tetris endurance, netplay, and local VS, are fine as long as it conforms to 1)
4) You cannot modify the watermark that gets slapped on videos recorded using the XB1/PS4 share feature, and you need to accompany every video you post with a TTC copyright notice”

Sam Mullen, localization producer for both Sega/ATLUS, confirmed this only applies for Japan, but advised fans to ask Sega of America PR to see if the same applies elsewhere.

The exact cause for all this remains unknown, but we do know it’s not a Tetris licensing issue, for similar restrictions were placed for last year’s Puyo Puyo game.

What do you think of all this Puyo Puyo Tetris hubbub? Let us know in the comments below!

Anthony Pelone
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