Nintendo News: Nintendo Announces Tetris® 99 Big Block DLC and Upcoming 3rd MAXIMUS CUP

REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Starting today, Tetris®
offers paid DLC that allows players to enjoy two new modes,
both of which can be played offline. Nintendo also provided info about
the next MAXIMUS CUP online event.

Big Block DLC

Players can get additional modes for Tetris 99 as they are
released with a one-time purchase of just $9.99 for this DLC*. 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

As noted above, the CPU Battle and Marathon modes are played entirely offline.
This means that any Nintendo
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.


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 12 a.m. PT on May 17 to 11:59
p.m. PT on May 19. 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**

*The Tetris 99 game on Nintendo eShop is required to play.

**Nintendo Switch Online membership (sold separately) and Nintendo
Account required for online play. Not available in all countries.
Internet access required for online features. Terms apply.

Tetris ® & © 1985~2019 Tetris Holding. Tetris logos, Tetris theme song
and Tetriminos are trademarks of Tetris Holding. The Tetris trade dress
is owned by Tetris Holding. Licensed to The Tetris Company. Tetris Game
Design by Alexey Pajitnov. Tetris Logo Design by Roger Dean. All Rights
Reserved. Sub-licensed to Nintendo. Certain new content developed by
Nintendo, and any characters, sounds and video games originally owned by
Nintendo. Nintendo Switch is a trademark of Nintendo. © 2019 Nintendo.

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