The Tetris battle royale title is getting a solo update.
Of all the battle royale titles to be released, one of the most bizarre and out of nowhere ones to come about was Tetris 99 for the Nintendo Switch, a game that pits one player against 98 others in a game of sped up Tetris. Up until now, the game has been free to play and online-only, with need of a Nintendo Switch Online subscription. A new update is available now that brings the game offline, and a new contest is coming up as well.
As you can see below, Nintendo has announced the update, called Big Block. For a one time price of $9.99, the game will allow you to play offline with 98 CPU opponents or in a marathon mode that plays like traditional Tetris. You will still need a Nintendo Switch Online subscription to play the online component.
In addition to that, the 3rd Maximus Cup, an online event available to all players starts later this month, has also been announced. The higher that players place at the end of each match, the more event points they earn. Participants that earn 100 event points during the three-day period will unlock an in-game theme inspired by the original Game Boy Tetris release.
Tetris 99 is available now for the Nintendo Switch. The Big Block DLC is live now, with the next Maximus Cup starting May 17th.
The #Tetris99 Big Block DLC is available on Nintendo eShop for $9.99 and adds offline modes! Battle 98 bots in CPU Battle, and survive in Marathon mode to clear the most lines possible! Stay tuned for more on additional upcoming game modes. https://t.co/t6cp0KnJLT pic.twitter.com/VKvai3xRCe
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) May 10, 2019
The #Tetris99 3rd MAXIMUS CUP is set for 5/17, 12 AM PT – 5/19, 11:59 PM PT! Celebrate the @tetris_official 35th anniversary with this special event! All participants who earn 100 event points will unlock an in-game theme inspired by the original Game Boy game! pic.twitter.com/80Ndphbaib
— Nintendo Versus (@NintendoVS) May 10, 2019