Tetris 99 Gets New Free and Paid DLC, Physical Edition September 6th

Published: September 4, 2019 7:39 PM /


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During the Nintendo Direct today, it was announced that Tetris 99 will receive more updates starting tomorrow with Version 2.0.

Among the new features announced is Tetris 99 Invictus mode. Players who partake in Tetris 99 Invictus fight against the best of the best, and to access this mode they must become Tetris Maximus, which means that players have to get ranked first in the normal Tetris 99 royale mode.  Tetris 99 will also have daily missions. Players will also be able to unlock a variety of custom themes and player icons with tickets you accrue from these daily missions.

For those who have the Big Block DLC, several more pieces of content will arrive for players who pay. In one new mode, called 2P Share Battle Mode, two players go head-to-head against other CPU opponents. Another mode is called Local Arena, and local players can duke it out with up to eight players.

For those who don't know what Tetris 99 is, it's essentially a battle royale in Tetris form. You battle up against 98 other players and attempt to outlast everyone else while attacking other players and withstanding their attacks too. There are several different modes to choose from with the DLC included in the physical version, as well as events every so often.

Nintendo is also releasing a physical box edition of Tetris 99 bundled with a year-long Nintendo Switch Online subscription, starting September 6th, 2019. It sells for $29.99.

Quick Take

Here's a thing to consider, since Tetris 99 is a technically free game. It does require online to access, and the physical version of the game runs at $29.99. Nintendo Switch Online for a year is $19.99. That extra $10 goes towards the case, cartridge, but also the DLC for Tetris 99 pre-packaged. It's not a bad deal at all, but it'll come down to how much you really want that DLC more than anything else. I don't think it's a bad deal and it's kind of cool to see how popular the game has remained, enough so to warrant a physical version. 

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