The Xbox 360 will soon get its first sudoku title, as Buku Sudoku will hit Xbox Live Arcade during Q2 2008.
Buku Sudoku will rely on three features of Xbox Live Arcade to create a console-appropriate Sudoku game. The first is simple: the native high-definition resolution of the Xbox 360 means it’s easy for Merscom, the publisher, to create an easy-to-read grid with pencil marks.
The second “feature” isn’t really an Xbox Live Arcade one, necessarily, as much as it is a feature of console controls in general: the fact that the triggers and thumbsticks make for a fast entry method, which is often a barrier with electronic Sudoku games. Thinking out loud here: the PS3 has shoulder and trigger buttons as well, not to mention a high-definition native display. You think Merscom might also release Buku Sudoku on the PlayStation Store?
It could very well happen, in fact, because Merscom’s third “unique feature” is the fact that Xbox Live Arcade supports online multiplayer. Last we checked, so did the PlayStation Store. But hey, that’s all speculation.
What’s certain, though, is that the Xbox 360 will get its first sudoku game with multiple puzzle sizes, multiple difficulties, several control schemes and sudoku tutorials. You know, for the 12-year-olds who lurk on Xbox Live and all….