Tetris 99 is a Blocky Battle Royale Available Today for Nintendo Switch Online Members

"Where we slotting boys?"

Just when you thought you couldn’t get any more Battle Royale titles, today’s Nintendo Direct proves us wrong and introduces Tetris 99, a last man standing version of the classic shape slotting puzzler. This, of course, comes after last years incredible looking Tetris Effect, but of course, they are not the same, but at least we know everyone still loves Tetris!

That’s right, it’s a Battle Royale Tetris with 99 players who will be able to compete against one another in a bid to be the last player standing. The announcement confirmed that it’ll be available to download shortly after the Nintendo Direct ends.

It’ll also only be available as an exclusive offer and free-to-play for Nintendo Switch Online members. So if jumping from the top of the interface to the bottom, planning to rage hell with shapes is your thing, this might be worth your time.

You’ll be able to find the trailer below which shows off gameplay footage with 99 players going at it. There’s also “Random”, “Killshots”, “Badges”, and “Counter” seen at the top indicating some offensive and offensive tactics to the gameplay. The usual gameplay occurs, but completion of a row of blocks will cause blocks to fill up the screens of your opponents.

You’ll see your opponents screens surrounding your playing area, giving you a good indication as to how well they’re doing.

Tetris 99 will also include events being introduced to the game in order to keep players coming back for more. It’s certainly a different take on Battle Royale, but will it be enough to go against the newly launched Apex Legends?

If you missed the Nintendo Direct, we’ve got you covered with titles such as Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age Definitive Edition, and Super Mario Maker 2being announced.BoxBoy! + BoxGirl! is coming this April, Persona 5’s Joker will arrive in Super Smash Bro’s Ultimate before the end of April, and more news came from the recorded live stream.

Tetris 99 is to be made available today for Nintendo Switch as a free-to-play title and will be available for those who are members of the Nintendo Switch Online subscription.

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Ben Bayliss

Based in the UK and adores venturing through FPS horrors and taking photos in pretty much anything with a functioning photo mode. Also likes car games.

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