Nintendo unveils Tetris 99, wraps up the battle royale genre

    
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Apex Who? Fortwhat? PUBWhere? Forget those amateurs; there’s only one real battle royale game that you should be concerned with, and that’s Tetris 99. No, you’re not hallucinating, though we can’t blame you for thinking so, but it’s true — Nintendo announced it at Nintendo Direct last night, for real.

In one of the most unlikely mashups since that time Scooby-Doo teamed up with the Harlem Globetrotters, Tetris 99 is pretty much exactly what the title suggests: It’s the classic, Soviet-flavored, falling-block puzzle game, but with the twist that each “match” is comprised of 99 players all vying to outlast everyone else and be the last Tetriser Tetrising. If you’ve always thought that what the battle royale genre really needed was fewer guns and more falling tiles of various shapes, then you can pick up the game on Nintendo Switch right now — as long as you’re a Nintendo Switch Online member, that is.

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Gordi_the_mighti

I have been watching streams of it on twitch. It looks really fun. Weird that this is the game that makes me want a switch.

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Zora

Heh watched the conference live and had a chuckle, this is the kind of thing that generally exists only in the hyperbolic realm of puns and memes… “what’s next, tetris battle royal “one remarked… “hold my beer” nintendo sayeth

Best of luck in overcoming the technical hurdles, this is exploring the unexplored for real

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TomTurtle

In one of the most unlikely mashups since that time Scooby-Doo teamed up with the Harlem Globetrotters

Oof! Right in the nostalgic bone. That show was a highly entertaining part of my childhood right there.

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rafael12104

Heh. I remember the episode. Lol!

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Greaterdivinity

99 players enter, but only one reigns supreme!

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rafael12104

Heh. Watch out, my friend. You might get sued.

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rafael12104

Lol! Indeed.

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rafael12104

LOL! Well ok, then. Heh. Going to need to clear some space on the Switch though.

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Armsbend

Save this one for the end of the year awards

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Armsbend

Ummmm this sounds really, REALLY awesome in fact.

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Minimalistway

This is brilliant, Nintendo is willing to try crazy things and i like them for that.

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Minimalistway

I was so upset before coming here, i read some bad news which i try to avoid but this the net … then i come here to see this, thank you :-D