Tetris Effect: Connected is Available Now with Xbox Game Pass
All of us at Enhance are extremely excited for the launch of Tetris Effect: Connected — available now with Xbox Game Pass and optimized for Xbox Series X|S. Whether you’re playing on either of the new Xbox consoles, an Xbox One, or a Windows 10 PC, we really hope you’ll check it out!
There’s a ton of new content in the various multiplayer modes, and aGameScout from the Classic Tetris community did a wonderful job explaining each of them. Check out his deep dive videos below to learn all about the new multiplayer component of Tetris Effect.
Intro to Tetris Effect: Connected‘s Multiplayer Modes
Classic Score Attack Mode: a special variation on Score Attack mode, Classic Score Attack, which brings back the look and feel of Tetris from when it was first introduced to console gamers over 30 years ago. More than just a nostalgic coat of paint, Classic Score Attack recreates the classic controls and settings, including the removal of Hard Drop and the Hold Queue, Tetriminos Lock Down immediately when they touch a surface, and random Tetrimino generation.
Zone Battle Mode: a one-on-one match of standard competitive Tetris, but with a twist: the time-stopping Zone mechanic (first introduced in Tetris Effect’s single-player game)
Connected Mode: three players can team up and literally connect their Matrix play fields to fight against A.I.-controlled Bosses.
We’ll be watching and reading as everyone gets their hands on the game, and adjusting balance (and potentially other things) based on feedback — so let us know what you think!
Tetris® Effect: Connected is Tetris like you've never seen it, or heard it, or felt it before—an incredibly addictive, unique, and breathtakingly gorgeous reinvention of one of the most popular puzzle games of all time, from the people who brought you the award-winning Rez Infinite and legendary puzzle game Lumines.
Music, backgrounds, sounds, special effects—everything, down to the Tetriminos themselves—pulse, dance, shimmer, and explode in perfect sync with how you're playing, making any of the game's 30+ stages and 10+ modes something you'll want to experience over and over again.
Plus cross-platform multiplayer modes for competitive and cooperative play!
• An exhilarating single-player experience full of surprises.
Over 30 different stages, each with its own music, sound effects, graphical style and background that all evolve and change as you play through them.
• The Zone is an all-new mechanic designed just for Tetris Effect: Connected!
Includes the all-new “Zone” mechanic, where players can stop time (and Tetriminos falling) by entering “the Zone” and either get out of a sticky situation that could otherwise lead to “Game Over,” or rack up extra Line Clears for bonus rewards.
• Cross-platform multiplayer lets you play with players from all over the world!
Players on different platforms can easily join Friend Match rooms with the new Room ID feature.
• A wide variety of competitive and co-op modes!
Among the new modes is "CONNECTED," where three players can team up and literally connect their Tetris Matrices to fight against A.I.-controlled Bosses; "Zone Battle," a one-on-one match of standard competitive Tetris, but with a twist: the time-stopping Zone mechanic; and "Score Attack" and "Classic Score Attack,” two single-player versus modes where two players compete separately to see who can get the best score.
• Join in on the fun in Spectator mode!
Spectator mode is available in Friend Matches. A room can contain up to 8 total people. Spectators can use emotes during the match to liven up the competition.
Game leverages Smart Delivery allowing access to both the Xbox One title and the Xbox Series X|S title.