That’s right, Tetris fans, the wait is almost over. This July, all Tetris Effect owners will have the opportunity to download a free update that will transform their game into (dum dum daaaa!) Tetris Effect: Connected!
What does that mean, exactly? Well, a bunch of awesome local and online multiplayer modes, mainly, but also a lot of other new features, some of which we are announcing today, here for the first time. Read on to find out more, including your chance to take part in the beta test!
(As you read, just remember: All the following modes are fully playable on a standard screen, or optionally on PS VR—highly recommended if you’ve never tried it! And while Tetris Effect is a dedicated PlayStation 4 title, everything is of course playable on PlayStation 5 as well via backwards compatibility.)
Ok! First up, a quick primer on our multiplayer modes:
Form a three-player team to try and defeat A.I.-controlled Bosses (or player-controlled Bosses, during the Full Moon 24-hour event every weekend)—connect your Matrices as you all enter the Zone and clear Lines together to deal massive damage.
A one-on-one competition played with standard Tetris Effect settings, with the key to victory being adept use of the time-stopping Zone mechanic. This mode is a great way to test out the skills you’ve built up in single-player.
Another one-on-one competition played with standard Tetris Effect settings, only here no Line Attacks are exchanged. If your score is higher than your opponent’s when both games end, you win. Think of it as “single-player competitive Tetris.”
Classic Score Attack
A one-on-one score attack competition played using old-school Tetris settings, so no Hard Drops, no ability to Hold a Tetrimino, only one Tetrimino shown in the Next Queue, Tetriminos spin a bit differently—they Lock Down immediately when they touch a surface, etc. This unforgiving version of Tetris is what’s used for pro competitions such as the annual Classic Tetris World Championship.