Nintendo has released some new DLC for Tetris 99 which might actually be the first time a Tetris game has ever had some DLC, at least on a Nintendo platform (I'm sure someone will correct me on that one). The Big Block DLC will include two new modes that can be played offline, but it won't be free and will run you about ten dollars.
First off you can now play a CPU Battle where you can take on 98 CPU players. Basically the same as if you're playing online, but you're up against 98 CPU players instead of 98 real players. The other new mode is Marathon where you can challenge yourself in an offline mode to clear the most lines and score points. So it's basically like a normal game of Tetris then? Honestly though, this is actually a nice idea. Player's who don't have a Nintendo Switch Online membership can now play the game offline in some fashion; they just can't play the online component against 98 human players.
In addition, the 3rd MAXIMUS CUP online event will begin on May 17th and will be available for all Nintendo Switch Online members. Like the last event, players can earn points depending on how they do in each match they play during the event period which runs from 12 a.m. PT on May 17th to 11:59 p.m. PT on May 19th. Anyone who earns 100 event points during this period will unlock an in-game theme that makes the game look like the original Tetris on the Game Boy.
More info can be found at https://tetris99.nintendo.com.
REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Starting today, Tetris® 99 offers paid DLC that allows players to enjoy two new modes, both of which can be played offline. Nintendo also provided info about the next MAXIMUS CUP online event.
Starting today, Tetris® 99 offers paid DLC that allows players to enjoy two new modes, both of which can be played offline. (Graphic: Business Wire)
Big Block DLC
Players can get additional modes for Tetris 99 as they are released with a one-time purchase of just $9.99 for this DLC*. The initial included game modes are:
Information about additional upcoming game modes will follow at a later date.
As noted above, the CPU Battle and Marathon modes are played entirely offline. This means that any Nintendo Switchplayer without a Nintendo Switch Online membership who wants to play Tetris 99 can do so by purchasing the Big Block DLC. Playing the game’s Tetris 99 online mode, however, still requires Nintendo Switch Online.
3rd MAXIMUS CUP
Starting on May 17, the next MAXIMUS CUP online event is available for all players with a Nintendo Switch Online membership. Like the last MAXIMUS CUP, this free event awards various points for each match played during the event period, even if they don’t come in first place.
The 3rd MAXIMUS CUP runs from 12 a.m. PT on May 17 to 11:59 p.m. PT on May 19. The higher that players place at the end of each match, the more event points they earn. Any participants who earn 100 event points during the three-day period will unlock an in-game theme inspired by the original Game Boy™ game. For more details about the game and the 3rd MAXIMUS CUP, visit https://tetris99.nintendo.com/.**
*The Tetris 99 game on Nintendo eShop is required to play.
**Nintendo Switch Online membership (sold separately) and Nintendo Account required for online play. Not available in all countries. Internet access required for online features. Terms apply. nintendo.com/switch-online
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