Drop blocks with friends on Xbox One and Series X this Holiday season.
Tetris Effect is considered by many as the best entry in the long-standing puzzler’s series. The fresh take on the Tetris franchise is currently available on the PS4, Playstation VR, PC and Oculus Quest however a new version of the game, Tetris Effect Connected was revealed at today’s Xbox Games Showcase.
The game is described as Tetris Effect “2.0” and is coming to Xbox One, Xbox Series and PC via Windows 10. The new version of the game combines the original game with an “optimized singleplayer” mode alongside an “all-new multiplayer mode”. The game is confirmed to have both a 1-3 player co-op mode and a 1-2 player competitive multiplayer mode which will both be playable online and locally. The multiplayer modes will have both ranked and unranked versions.
Tetris Effect Connected, which is a timed Xbox exclusive, will feature cross-play across all Xbox consoles. It’s confirmed to be optimized for Xbox Series X, will take advantage of Smart Delivery and like all games on the Xbox Games Showcase will be available for Xbox Game Pass subscribers as soon as the game launches. The update will be coming free of charge to PS4, Epic Games Store, and Oculus Quest versions in the Summer of next year.
The original game found major critical success when it launched back in 2018 and offers an extremely vibrant take on the block matching puzzler that has been around since 1984. As well as the psychedelic visuals, the game is known for its brilliant soundtrack, which as of May this year is available on Amazon, Google Play, or YouTube Music. The soundtrack contains over 40 tracks, totalling over 3 hours of music, which might just get you by until the game releases.
We scored Tetris Effect a 9/10 in our review and our reviewer said “Tetris Effect is practically a rhythm game with its incredible sound design. Every move you make creates a note that jive with the song in the background. Rotate a block, hard drop, soft drop, slide the block; everything adds to the music and, ultimately, the experience.”