Tetris Effect coming to PC next week and you need Tetris Effect

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Tetris Effect was one of the best games of 2018, and arguably the best Tetris ever made since the Nintendo Game Boy version launched in 1989. But last year's Tetris Effect was only on PlayStation 4. Until now. It's coming to PC and PC VR via the Epic Games Store next week on July 23.

If you're playing it flat on PC, you get unlocked resolution, uncapped frame rate, and ultra-wide monitor support. For both 2D and VR play, you get expanded game and graphical options—like adjustable particle volume and size, and texture filtering—that wasn't found on PS4.

Tetris is a game that virtually hangs in the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). It's set the Guinness World Record for largest game played on the side of a building. And, as its most prestigious accomplishment, of course, it made more than one staffer's list of Five Games for Life here at Gaming Nexus.

Again, Tetris Effect is coming to PC on July 23. If the $40 price tag on PS4 scared you away, Epic Game Store is knocking its pre-purchase price down to $32. You've needed an excuse to play Tetris again. This is that excuse.

Tetris® Effect is Tetris like you've never seen it, or heard it, or felt it before—an incredibly addictive, unique, and breathtakingly gorgeous reinvention of one of the most popular puzzle games of all time, from the people who brought you the award-winning Rez Infinite and legendary puzzle game Lumines. Fully playable on either a standard display—with unlocked resolution and uncapped framerate (with Vsync disabled)—or optionally in mind-blowing 3D on Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.

As the ultimate version of Tetris Effect, the PC version is capable of running at resolutions of 4K or more, with an uncapped framerate (if Vsync is disabled), and includes ultra-wide monitor support as well as other expanded game and graphical options for both 2D and VR play (including adjustable particle volume and size, texture filtering, and more) not found in the PlayStation 4 console release.

Music, backgrounds, sounds, special effects—everything, down to the Tetriminos themselves, pulse, dance, shimmer, and explode in perfect sync with how you're playing, making any of the game's 30+ stages and 10+ modes something you'll want to experience over and over again.

A challenge for the mind and a feast for all the senses, Tetris Effect is the perfect excuse to play Tetris again... and again...and again, and again, and again and again and again and again and again and again and…

- VR Optional: Playable on your PC desktop, or in full VR with your Oculus Rift or HTC VIVE headset and accompanying controllers (standard gamepads, VIVE Controllers, and Oculus Remote and Touch controllers are all supported).
- All-new “Zone” Mechanic: Players can stop time (and Tetriminos falling) by entering “the Zone” and either get out of a sticky situation that could otherwise lead to “Game Over,” or rack up extra Line Clears for bonus scoring rewards.
- Over 30 Different Stages: Each with its own music, sound effects, graphical style and background that all evolve and change as you play through them.
- Enhanced PC Visuals & More: Unlocked resolution and an uncapped framerate if Vsync is disabled, increased texture and particle effect options, support for super high-resolution and ultrawide monitors, and more.