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Tetris Ultimate

Tetris Ultimate is launching in North America on November 11, Ubisoft has announced. The game will be available for $29.99 at retail, but the eShop version will only cost $19.99.

Tetris Ultimate for Nintendo 3DS offers six ways to play Tetris, in addition to “a new single-player Challenge mode that will test the skills and determination of the most die-hard Tetris champions.”

Fans can expect the following game modes from the title:

• Battle Ultimate – Be the last person playing after using crazy power-ups! Go on the offensive with Carousel and make your opponent’s Matrix shift to the left after each move, or trigger Let it Rain and dump blocks on top of them. Buzz Saw helps you advance by clearing away a number of your lines, especially useful when you’re in a spot of trouble.
• Marathon – Complete level 15 and rack up as many points as you can.
• Endless – Keep clearing lines until your stamina runs out!
• Ultra – Race to score as many points possible before time runs out in this three-minute challenge.
• Sprint – Clear 40 lines as quickly as you can.
• Battle – Go head-to-head to knock out 1-4 challengers.
• Challenge – With four mode variants, be prepared for a variety of challenges that will put any player’s determination to the test:
o Master – The Tetriminos drop instantly and appear at the bottom.
o Rotation Lock – The orientations of the Tetriminos are random and you cannot rotate them.
o Escalation – As the game levels up, you’ll have to clear more lines.
o Invisible – The Tetriminos become invisible as they drop to the bottom.

Check out the gallery below for some screenshots of Tetris Ultimate.

Source: Ubisoft PR

Ubisoft has released a fact sheet for Tetris Ultimate covering the 3DS-exclusive Challenge Mode, social features, and more. You can find it below.

Product Description

The world’s most-loved puzzle game arrives on Nintendo 3DS and is better than ever in Tetris® Ultimate. With six exciting modes plus an exclusive challenge mode on the handheld version, fun new features, and unique visuals, the evolution of this iconic game is the ultimate must-have on 3DS.

Key Features

Experience the Best of Tetris®
In this fast-paced game of skills, players can take on the puzzle game solo, challenge a friend, partner up with friends, or make battle teams. Up to four players can get in on the action.

• Marathon – Get to level 15 and rack up as many points as you can.
• Endless – Play for as long as you can and keep clearing lines for as long as possible.
• Ultra – Get your highest score before time runs out in this three-minute challenge.
• Sprint – Clear 40 lines as quickly as you can.
• Battle – Go head-to-head to knock out your opponents.
• Battle Ultimate – Be the last person playing after using crazy power-ups! Go on the offensive with Carousel and make your opponent’s matrix shift to the left after each move, or trigger Let it Rain and dump blocks down on top of them. Buzz Saw helps you out by clearing away a number of your lines – especially useful when you’re in a spot of trouble.

3DS-exclusive Challenge Modes:

Ubisoft has officially announced its new Tetris game – Tetris Ultimate – for 3DS. It’s scheduled to arrive this fall.

Tetris Ultimate features seven modes, including the exclusive single-player Challenge mode that will put any player’s determination to the test.

Here’s an overview of the different modes:

• Marathon – Complete level 15 and rack up as many points as you can.
• Endless – Keep clearing lines until your stamina runs out.
• Ultra – Race to score as many points possible before time runs out in this three-minute challenge.
• Sprint – Clear 40 lines as quickly as you can.
• Battle – Go head-to-head to knock out 1-4 challengers.
• Battle Ultimate – Be the last person playing after using crazy power-ups. Go on the offensive with Carousel and make your opponent’s Well shift to the left after each move, or trigger Let it Rain and dump garbage down on top of them. Buzz Saw helps you out by clearing away a number of your lines, especially useful when you’re in a spot of trouble.
• Challenge – From disappearing Tetriminos (Tetris playing pieces) to orientation-locked Tetriminos, be prepared for a variety of challenges that will test a player’s fortitude.

Aside from these modes, Tetris Ultimate will also include real-time worldwide leaderboards.

Tetris Ultimate might be receiving a retail release, at least in Europe. Amazon UK has the game listed with a tentative boxart. What’s funny about this: Ubisoft still hasn’t even officially announced the 3DS version.

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