Tetris 99 announcement

Tetris 99, a Free, Online Game, is Coming Out Later Today

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During today’s Nintendo Direct presentation, a number of games, updates, and ports were announced. One of the new games revealed was Tetris 99, yet another new take on the classic puzzle game.

In the Nintendo Direct stream, it was revealed that Tetris 99 is a new take on Tetris that pits 99 players against each other as they compete online. Sort of a Tetris Battle Royale, if you will. The 99 players will all play the puzzle game, not only trying to get the highest score, but placing blocks on opponents’ boards to mess them up. Whoever manages to survive the longest will be crowned the winner.

The game will be free to download will become available on the Switch later today. However, since it is an online game, players will obviously only be able to take advantage of the online features if they are subscribed to Nintendo’s online service, Nintendo Switch Online. The service has gotten criticism for not exactly being the smoothest online service available, but subscribing to it is the only way to play Switch games online. Many fans of Tetris have been asking for a version of the classic puzzle game that lets them play against others online in a competitive fashion, so hopefully this new game will scratch that itch.

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Dylan Siegler
Dylan Siegler has a BA in Creative Writing from the University of Redlands. He has copy edited novels and short stories and is the editor of nearly all marketing materials for RoKo Marketing. In addition to his professional work, Dylan is also working on several of his own projects. Some of these projects include a novel that satirizes the very nature of novel writing as an art and a short film that parodies buddy cop movies. His short story “Day 3658,” a look into a future ten years into a zombie apocalypse, is being published in September of 2017 in Microcosm Publishing’s compilation Bikes in Space IV: Biketopia. His political satire "The Devil's Advocates" is currently available for free (the link to this story can be found on his Facebook page).