Nintendo bringing battle royale-style puzzle action with 'Tetris 99'

MANILA, Philippines – As part of its Nintendo Direct presentation on Wednesday, February 13 (February 14, Manila time), games company Nintendo came out swinging with a battle royale-style take on puzzle video game Tetris.

Called Tetris 99, the game pits 99 people against each other as they stack differently-shaped, multicolored blocks on top of one another. 

The iconic puzzle game #Tetris arrives, but with an online experience like no other–99 players enter, but only one reigns supreme! #Tetris99 is available to download now, exclusively for #NintendoSwitchOnline Members. pic.twitter.com/iLWG08pmIi — Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) February 13, 2019

 

 

Tetris 99 is now available for download for Nintendo Switch Online members, meaning you'll need to subscribe to Nintendo's online services to play the game.

PUZZLE ROYALE. Fight for your right to be the last person stacking in 'Tetris 99.' Image from Nintendo.

PUZZLE ROYALE. Fight for your right to be the last person stacking in 'Tetris 99.' Image from Nintendo.

That said, if you've got a passion for block-stacking puzzles and are patiently waiting for the Switch remake of The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening, this may be the game for you. – Rappler.com

Victor Barreiro Jr.

Victor Barreiro Jr is part of Rappler's Central Desk. An avid patron of role-playing games and science fiction and fantasy shows, he also yearns to do good in the world, and hopes his work with Rappler helps to increase the good that's out there.

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