Tetris Ultimate for 3DS Next Month

Nobody’s happy with Ubisoft anymore… Nintendo fans may be among the most vocal of critics, and it hasn’t helped their case that the upcoming Tetris Ultimate will only be appearing on the 3DS and will skip a Wii U release.

Tetris Ultimate is going to feature exclusive modes to make the best use of what the 3DS has to offer, with a pricing scheme that’s a little different than usual. We’ll see the game’s release on November 11th, but it’s going to cost less if purchased on the eShop.

Yes, that’s correct—the game has a recommended price of $29.99, but on the eShop will be sold for $19.99. We’re just not used to seeing the download copy “undercut” the physical sales, but is does make one wonder just what triggered this decision.

If you’ve been waiting for Tetris Ultimate, maybe downloading sounds like a much better option… saving $10 is nothing to sneeze at. If you’re on the fence, here’s a breakdown of the 3DS features provided by Ubisoft’s press release:

  • Marathon – Complete level 15 and rack up as many points as you can.
  • Endless – Keep clearing lines until your stamina runs out!
  • Ultra – Race to score as many points possible before time runs out in this three-minute challenge.
  • Sprint – Clear 40 lines as quickly as you can.
  • Battle – Go head-to-head to knock out 1-4 challengers.
  • Battle Ultimate – Be the last person playing after using crazy power-ups! Go on the offensive with Carousel and make your opponent’s Well shift to the left after each move, or trigger Let it Rain and dump garbage down on top of them. Buzz Saw helps you out by clearing away a number of your lines, especially useful when you’re in a spot of trouble.
  • Challenge – With four mode variants, be prepared for a variety of challenges that will put any player’s determination to the test:
    Master – The Tetriminos drop instantly and appear at the bottom.
    Rotation Lock – The orientation of the Tetriminos are random and you cannot rotate them.
    Escalation – As the game levels up, you’ll have to clear more lines
    Invisible – The Tetriminos become invisible as they drop to the bottom.


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