Tetris. Just the mere mention of the world gets most gamers in a tizzy,
even if it's the only puzzle game that they're ever been attracted to,
or even played. With over 100 million copies sold in one form or
another, there's no question that Tetris has been a runaway hit, and now
it's coming to even more gamers. Just when you thought a retro game may
finally be reaching its end of days, Electronic Arts and Blue Planet
Software have joined to release Tetris for the PlayStation Network.
This means that millions of PS3
owners will now have the opportunity to
play the game with crisp 1080p high-definition graphics, 5.1
surround sound and online multiplayer with other Tetris
the planet. Alexey Pajitnov, creator of the Tetris game, admitted that
this version was "Tetris made for the big screen," and he even hopes
that gamers play this one on their home cinema setups.
There are six new friend modes making their debut, and a Shared mode
allows gamers to team up and work together. There's also Team Battle for
brothers who love to fight. Time to call in sick again, isn't it?
EA Brings the Definitive Tetris® Experience to PlayStation® 3
The Tetris® game debuts on the PlayStation Network in high-definition and surround sound, with all-new game modes
REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Electronic Arts Inc., (NASDAQ:ERTS) and Blue Planet Software, Inc., the company that manages the exclusive licensing rights to the Tetris® brand, today announced the release of Tetris for PlayStation®Network (PSN). Millions of players worldwide on Sony PlayStation® 3 systems will now have the opportunity to download and play the game with crisp 1080p high-definition (HD) graphics, high-quality 5.1 surround sound audio, and all-new ways to play including online against other Tetris players from around the globe. The Tetris game is one of the best-selling games of all time, with more than 100 million paid mobile downloads.
“EA has developed Tetris on more than 15 platforms to date, and we’re excited to bring Tetris to millions of gamers worldwide on PlayStation Network”
“EA has developed Tetris on more than 15 platforms to date, and we’re excited to bring Tetris to millions of gamers worldwide on PlayStation Network,” said Adam Sussman, Vice President of Worldwide Publishing for EA Mobile. “With new gaming modes, stunning HD visuals and the enhanced audio experience, this truly is the definitive Tetris experience for PlayStation Network.”
“This is Tetris made for a big screen,” said Alexey Pajitnov, creator of the Tetris game. “We’re very excited to bring Tetris to PlayStation Network with new game modes offering different and fun new ways to play. With high-definition graphics and surround sound, this Tetris game is a full experience. We’re thrilled to bring this unique game to longtime fans and new players. We hope everyone shows it off in their home ‘theaters!’”
In addition to stellar audio and visual qualities, Tetris players can now play online or locally with up to six friends in all-new game modes. For those that play well with others, “Shared” mode enables two players to team-up in a single matrix to combine efforts and clear lines together. On the other end of the spectrum, “Team Battle” is the ultimate competitive match-up that allows two teams of two to play against one another, alternating between offense and defense as they compete for the win. Even the well-known “Battle” mode has been enhanced with new Power-Ups for more fast-paced fun.
And long-time Tetris fans need not worry, as Tetris for PSN also includes the famous “Marathon” mode. But for a new twist, now multiplayer games let up to four players locally play “Marathon” mode at the same time. Also included is the new “Challenge” mode, which allows players playing “Marathon” mode or any of the 12 variants to try to beat “replays” of either friends or some of the best Tetris players in the world. Additionally, players can see how they stack up to the best Tetris players internationally by checking out worldwide and regional leader boards, which are refreshed weekly. Assets and additional press information on Tetris for PSN can be found at http://info.ea.com.
Tetris for PSN was developed by EA Mobile™, known for its solid reputation and market leadership in mobile gaming. Popular EA Mobile games include SCRABBLE (in the U.S. and Canada), Tetris, MONOPOLY and BATTLESHIP, which have consistently ranked among top sellers in multiple mobile platforms and, in 2009, The Sims® 3 was the #1 best-selling game on the Apple App StoreSM. For more information about EA Mobile, please visit www.EAMobile.com, join us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/EAMobile or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/EAMobile.