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Tetris 99 14th MAXIMUS CUP (Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition) full match

By participating in the Tetris® 99 14th MAXIMUS CUP online event, players can earn an in-game theme inspired by the Xenoblade Chronicles™: Definitive Edition game. During the event, collect 100 event points by playing matches in Tetris 99 mode to unlock the in-game theme!

Tetris 99 Grand Prix 14 trailer (Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition)

Are you really feeling like some Tetris?

Prepare yourself for the Tetris 99 14th MAXIMUS CUP event, which summons all the Titans of Tetris to the field of battle. If you're tough enough to fight back a relentless wave of Mechon invaders in Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition, then you've got what it takes to execute a long chain of counter attacks and topple your Tetris 99 competitors. Remember, the future is always yours for the taking!

Tetris 99 "Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition" Maximus Cup kicks off July 3rd, 2020

Are you really feeling it?

This week, the Tetris® 99 game on the Nintendo Switch system joins forces with the action-packed Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition game. Prepare yourself for the Tetris 99 14th MAXIMUS CUP event, which summons all the Titans of Tetris to the field of battle.

If you're tough enough to fight back a relentless wave of Mechon invaders in Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition, then you've got what it takes to execute a long chain of counter attacks and topple your Tetris 99 competitors. Remember, the future is always yours for the taking!

The Tetris 99 14th MAXIMUS CUP event runs from 12 a.m. PT on July 3 to 11:59 p.m. PT on July 6. To participate, you'll need to be a Nintendo Switch Online member* and play the Tetris 99 online mode during the event period. You'll earn event points based on your placement in each match. Once you've accumulated a total of 100 event points, a new theme will unlock, featuring art, music and Tetrimino designs inspired by Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition!

Tetris 99 features online competitive modes exclusive to Nintendo Switch Online members. Owners of the digital version of the game can purchase the optional Big Block DLC, which adds several offline modes, like CPU Battle and Local Arena.

Physical version of Tetris 99 getting a re-release in Japan

Don't miss your second chance!

If you missed out on the physical release of Tetris 99 in Japan, a reprint has been announced for this July! Originally launched in the region on August 9th, 2019, the deluxe version of the popular free-to-play eShop game will be available again at Japanese retailers starting on July 3rd, 2020. A 12-month Nintendo Switch Online membership will still be included with the re-release, and the codes are set to expire on November 30th, 2020.

Tetris 99 receives a visit from Animal Crossing: New Horizons on May 15th, 2020

Animal Crossing over with Tetris

Look up above! There's a special arrival waiting to drop. This week, the Tetris® 99 game on the Nintendo Switch system teams up with the Animal Crossing: New Horizons game for the Tetris 99 13th MAXIMUS CUP event!

The Tetris 99 13th MAXIMUS CUP event runs from 12 a.m. PT on May 15 to 11:59 p.m. PT on May 18. To participate, you'll need to be a Nintendo Switch Online member* and play the Tetris 99 online mode during the event period. You'll be able to earn event points based on your placement in each match that you play over the course of the event. Once you've secured a total of 100 event points, you'll unlock a new theme inspired by Animal Crossing: New Horizons!

The Tetriminos that drop onto your screen in Tetris 99 might be a little more daunting than the presents that drop in Animal Crossing: New Horizons when you pop a passing balloon, but in both games it's up to you to make the best of your surprise arrivals. Hopefully you can arrange those Tetriminos with the same skillful touch you use to arrange furniture in your dream island home!

Tetris 99 features online competitive modes exclusive to Nintendo Switch Online members. Owners of the digital version of the game can purchase the optional Big Block DLC, which adds several offline modes.

For those who would like to participate in the Tetris 99 13th MAXIMUS CUP but are not Nintendo Switch Online members and have already used their free trial in the past, an additional seven-day free trial will be available later this week!

A physical version of Tetris 99 is also available. For a suggested retail price of $29.99, the physical version includes the game, all DLC and a 12-Month Nintendo Switch Online Individual Membership.**

Nintendo provides a preview of upcoming Tetris 99 x Ring Fit Adventure event

Nintendo has recently announced that a Tetris 99 event based on Ring Fit Adventure will occur from April 24th to April 27th. The Japanese Twitter account also shared this preview video to showcase what the upcoming theme, and it appears to be a combination of bright, colorful, and intense!

Give your fingers a workout when Ring Fit Adventure joins Tetris 99 on April 24th, 2020

Now there's an unlikely combo!

This coming weekend's Tetris 99 12th MAXIMUS CUP event allows players to earn an in-game theme that brings the invigorating atmosphere of Ring Fit Adventure to Tetris® 99. Now, for the first time ever, you can experience the thrill of these two challenging worlds joining forces.

The Tetris 99 12th MAXIMUS CUP event runs from 12 a.m. PT on April 24 to 11:59 p.m. PT on April 27. To compete, Nintendo Switch Online members* just need to play the Tetris 99 online mode during the event period. Players will earn event points based on their placement in each match. Once players have accumulated a total of 100 event points, a new theme will unlock, featuring background art, music and Tetrimino designs inspired by Ring Fit Adventure. Just like in Ring Fit Adventure, with enough dedication and consistency you'll have the opportunity to claim victory!

Tetris 99 features online competitive modes exclusive to Nintendo Switch Online members. Owners of the digital version of the game can purchase the optional Big Block DLC, which adds several offline modes.

A physical version of Tetris 99 is also available. For a suggested retail price of $29.99, the physical version includes the game, all DLC and a 12-Month Nintendo Switch Online Individual Membership.**

In the Ring Fit Adventure game, available for the Nintendo Switch system, you can traverse grass-swept plains by jogging in place, attack enemies with overhead shoulder presses and refill your health meter by striking some yoga poses. It's a one-of-a-kind adventure game that transforms your movements in real life into in-game actions. For more information about Ring Fit Adventure, visit the game's website.

Dev of the Tengen version of Tetris on NES was "heartbroken" over the Nintendo legal battle and subsequent removal of the game from shelves

An ugly legal battle

Back in the day, two different versions of Tetris were released for the NES. One of them came from Nintendo, and the other was created by Ed Logg of Tengen. Tengen was an off-shoot of Atari, which was created as a work-around for Nintendo's efforts to maintain control and regulate quality of the games hitting NES.

Nintendo didn't want developers flooding the markets with game after game with little regard for quality. That's why they only allowed developers to release 5 games a year for NES. Atari didn't care for this rule, so they created Tengen. One of the games Tengen was working on was a version of Tetris, and it's this game that would cause all sorts of legal trouble for Tengen.

Long story short, Nintendo gained the rights for all console versions of Tetris in the states, but Tengen planned to release their long-in-development version of Tetris anyway. Tengen did just that, and then after numerous legal battles, Tengen was forced to remove copies from retailers. They sold roughly 50k units, but ended up taking back hundreds of thousands of unsold copies.

In an interview with Nintendo Life, Ed Logg talks about how tough the situation was for him. He was the main programmer on Tengen's Tetris, and spent 3 years putting it together. It's very clear Logg believes his version of the game to be superior to what Nintendo put out.

“Heartbroken is a good summary. It was so much better than the version Nintendo did.”

I vividly remember seeing the Tengen version of Tetris at a friend's house, and I was so confused as to what it was. The cartridge looked completely different from other NES games, and I knew that Nintendo already had their own version of Tetris. I didn't know how the game existed, or why it looked so different! Unfortunately, to this day, I've never given the Tengen version a try. I guess I'm missing out!

Portland Retro Gaming Expo cancelled due to coronavirus concerns, Classic Tetris World Championship 2020 still figurine out what to do

The team behind the Portland Retro Gaming Expo has announced that they're calling off their event due to concerns over the coronavirus. The event wasn't scheduled until Aug. 14th to 16th, 2020, but the team felt it was best to get ahead of things and cancel the event.

As you might know, PRGE hosts the Classic Tetris World Championships every year as well. Does that mean Classic Tetris World Championships 2020 are called off as well? That's not the case just yet, as the team behind that tournament is currently figuring out a way forward. Check out their message below.

Thank you for all the tweets showing us love and support after PGRE shut down for 2020. DON’T WORRY! We are brainstorming and working on something great for this year... there WILL be a champion crowned, some how some way!

ESPN2 to air the 2018 Classic Tetris World Championship on March 22nd, 2020

Boom, Tetris for ESPN

ESPN and ESPN2 are hurting for content to air with so many sports being shut down due to coronavirus concerns. That's why they're turning to alternative programming, and gamers will have reason to watch tomorrow.

ESPN2 has showcased their schedule for March 22nd, 2020, and believe it or not, they're going to be showing the 2018 Classic Tetris World Championship at 5PM ET. It's just one of many, many different programming choices the channel will be implementing for the day. You can check out the entire unique schedule here.

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