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Tetris Effect

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
Genre: Puzzle
Publisher: Enhance Games
Developer: Resonair (EU), Monstars Inc. (US)
Release Date: Nov. 10, 2020

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'Tetris Effect: Connected' (ALL) Gets Release Date, Details Multiplayer Modes - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 28, 2020 @ 10:39 a.m. PDT

Tetris Effect: Connected is the ultimate incarnation of Tetris Effect, adding an all-new multiplayer expansion to the single-player modes.

Named after a real-world phenomenon where players’ brains are so engrossed that images of the iconic falling Tetrimino blocks (i.e. the Tetris playing pieces) linger in their vision, thoughts, and even dreams, Tetris Effect amplifies this magical feeling of total immersion.

Music, backgrounds, sounds, special effects—everything, down to the Tetris pieces themselves, pulse, dance, shimmer, and explode in perfect sync with how you’re playing.

From deep beneath the ocean to the furthest reaches of outer space and everywhere between, Tetris Effect’s 30-plus stages take players on a wondrous, emotional journey through the universe. The core of the game is still Tetris—one of the most popular puzzle games of all time—but like you’ve never seen it, or heard it, or felt it before.

The new multiplayer expansion joins the 10-plus single-player modes already included in the original Tetris Effect. This is Tetris like you’ve never seen it, or heard it, or felt it before—an incredibly addictive, unique, and breathtakingly gorgeous reinvention of one of the most popular puzzle games of all time, from the people who brought you the award-winning Rez Infinite and legendary puzzle game Lumines. Music, backgrounds, sounds, special effects—everything, down to the Tetriminos themselves, pulse, dance, shimmer, and explode in perfect sync with how you’re playing, making all of the game’s 30+ stages something you’ll want to experience over and over again.


Among the new modes is the titular Connected, where three players can team up and literally connect their Matrix play fields to fight against A.I.-controlled Bosses; Zone Battle, a one-on-one match of standard competitive Tetris, but with a twist: the time-stopping Zone mechanic (first introduced in Tetris Effect’s single-player game); and Score Attack, a “single-player versus” mode, where two players compete separately to see who can get the best score.

Also included is a special variation on Score Attack mode, Classic Score Attack, which brings back the look and feel of Tetris from when it was first introduced to console gamers over 30 years ago. More than just a nostalgic coat of paint, Classic Score Attack recreates the classic controls and settings, including the removal of Hard Drop and the Hold Queue, Tetriminos Lock Down immediately when they touch a surface, and random Tetrimino generation. The mode also pays homage to a standard of “Pro” Tetris competition popularized by the Classic Tetris World Championship, an annual fan event that brings together some of the top Tetris players from all over the world; Enhance is proud to once again be a sponsor for this year’s event, the finals of which are taking place online this December).

The new multiplayer expansion joins the 10-plus single-player modes already included in the original Tetris Effect. This is Tetris like you’ve never seen it, or heard it, or felt it before—an incredibly addictive, unique, and breathtakingly gorgeous reinvention of one of the most popular puzzle games of all time, from the people who brought you the award-winning Rez Infinite and legendary puzzle game Lumines. Music, backgrounds, sounds, special effects—everything, down to the Tetriminos themselves, pulse, dance, shimmer, and explode in perfect sync with how you’re playing, making all of the game’s 30+ stages something you’ll want to experience over and over again.


Key Features:

  • Online or Local co-op and competitive play for 1-3 players (1-2 competitive, 1-3 co-op, with CPU players available)
  • Ranked and unranked play, matchmaking, and player progression for unlockable avatars
  • Cross-play between all Xbox Platforms: Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and Windows 10 PC
  • The entire Tetris Effect single-player game also included
  • Smart Delivery means Xbox One owners can upgrade to Xbox Series X any time for free
  • Available for sale or via Xbox Game Pass at launch

Development is being handled by the same team of Monstars Inc. and Resonair as the original Tetris Effect, with additional coding and networking help from Tokyo-based Stage Games. Tetris Effect: Connected is optimized native 4K / 60 fps visuals (Xbox Series X and PC versions).

Tetris Effect: Connected will be available exclusively for the Xbox Series X, Xbox One, and PC (Microsoft Store), as well as the Xbox Game Pass and Smart Delivery programs, on November 10, 2020. In Summer 2021, the multiplayer expansion will be made available as a free update to all other existing versions of Tetris Effect (PS4, PC on Epic Games Store, Oculus Quest).


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