Tetris 99 is bringing Tetris Battle Royale to the Nintendo Switch. Yes, you read that correctly. In Tetris 99, 99 players will compete against each other in a frantic, tetromino-stacking contest to be the last man standing. The game is completely free for all Nintendo Switch Online subscribers, and you can download it right now. Here’s the official description from Nintendo Direct follow-up press release:
“The iconic puzzle game Tetris arrives, but with an online experience like no other. In this next entry in the storied puzzle franchise, 99 players compete together until only one is left standing. Nintendo Switch Online members (membership sold separately) can battle for dominance in this free-to-download software. The Nintendo Switch exclusive will be available to download starting today, and players can look forward to battling it out in upcoming online events.”
Check out the reveal trailer for Tetris 99 below:
For those of you who don’t fancy jumping out of airships and shooting guns, Tetris 99 could very well provide the kind of Battle Royale rush that you’ve been craving. We love Battle Royale games because they provide endless opportunities to feel like absolute winners. When you know that you’re competing against not one opponent, but several dozens, even placing within the top 20 feels like a massive accomplishment. Why should shooting game fans get to hog all of the adrenaline and glory?
As for the “upcoming online events,” we can only guess what Nintendo has in store. We’d love the chance to compete for Nintendo eShop gold coins or special avatar rewards, but we’re trying to keep our expectations in check for now.
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