A Classic Returns: Tetris Ultimate

While the desires of die-hard gamers drive the cutting edge of gaming and even the advancement of graphics and computing technology, the advancement of smart phones and the mainstream acceptance of portable computing devices such as the iPad have driven a great swell of popularity of casual games. This is hardly surprising as these casual games, in many ways, are quite similar to some of the earliest games that were available when videogames were still quite nascent. While resolution has improved, views have become 3D and everything has gone turbo, some of the funnest gameplay to be had can still be found in some of these classic videogames. Tetris, for example, is without doubt one of the classics.

Enter Tetris Ultimate, allowing up to four players on the same screen at once - you can play against your friends in the same room, online... or even without them being aware of it; Tetris Ultimate records your play style, allowing friends to play against each other's pre-recorded gameplay. This Tetris includes social aspects, allowing you to easily post your scores on the Leaderboards, identifing how you rank among friends or the world's most elite Tetris players.

To put a new spin on a classic, Tetris Ultimate features several new modes, including...

New Game Modes:

  • Marathon - Get to level 15, racking up as many points as possible.
  • Endless - Shoot for level 30.
  • Ultra - You have three minutes to play. Make them count.
  • Sprint - You're limited to 40 lines. How fast can you clear them?
  • Battle - Go head-to-head and outlast your opponents.
  • Power-Up Battle - Battle, with Power-Ups. Shift the columns in your opponent's Well after their every move, drop garbage down on top of the blocks or us Buzz Saw to clear away a number of your own lines when things are getting too close for comfort.

Tetris Ultimate will be available in Summer 2014 for PS4 and Xbox One and Fall of 2014 for PC. For more information, check out the official Tetris Ultimate website.