Great news this week for puzzle fans, as Tetris Ultimate is hitting the Nintendo 3DS on November 11. Ubisoft is charging $19.99 to gamers who purchase the game digitally through the Nintendo eShop, and it’s also available at retailers for $29.99.
The new game, according to Ubisoft’s press release, has “six exciting ways to play Tetris, plus a new single-player Challenge mode that will test the skills and determination of the most die-hard Tetris champions.” The ability for 1-4 players to compete in seven different game modes is also something I’m looking forward to.
The “Battle Ultimate” mode lets players dump blocks on their opponents and “Rotation Lock” suspends the ability to rotate the tetriminos. Though variation is more than welcome in the Tetris universe, but I’ll continue with the tried and true endless mode (keep clearing lines until you run out of room or stamina) with Tetris Ultimate.
Since my Tetris relationship dates back to the 1980s, I have nothing but biased love for the franchise, and my enjoyment of this iconic puzzler is already a given. Tetris Ultimate will also be available later this winter as a digital download for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Windows PC, and PlayStation Vita .