Nintendo has announced and released Tetris 99 downloadable content “Big Block,” which adds additional modes to the game for $9.99. Additionally, the “3rd Maximus Cup” online event will begin on May 17.
Get the details below.
“Big Block” Downloadable Content
Players can get additional modes for Tetris 99 as they are released with a one-time purchase of just $9.99 for this downloadable content. The initial included game modes are:
- CPU Battle – Play Tetris 99 offline against 98 CPU players.
- Marathon – Challenge yourself in this offline mode to clear the most lines and score big.
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 Switch player 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 May 17 at 12:00 a.m. PT to May 19 at 11:59 p.m. PT. 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 tetris99.nintendo.com.
Tetris 99 is available now for Switch as a free title for Nintendo Switch Online subscribers.