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Tetris for PSN in 1080p and 5.1, Gets PS3-Exclusive Multiplayer

Christophe Gomez's Avatar Posted by Senior Producer, EA Mobile

Tetris Team Battle

Hello, fellow Tetris enthusiasts! This is Christophe from EA Mobile and we’ve got some really big news. We are launching Tetris on PlayStation Network and it’ll be available to download from the PSN store in very early next year. This version of Tetris boasts 5.1 Dolby Sound, 1080P HD graphics, plus six online and local multiplayer modes. Of course, you can play Marathon mode by yourself in the boldest and brightest graphics ever, but what we’re really excited about are three new PS3-exclusive multiplayer modes that will make this a must-have. I can’t go into much detail, but these new online, real-time multiplayer modes will be more fun and competitive than anything you’ve seen before.

A couple of weeks ago Alexey Pajitnov, the original creator of Tetris, got to try out this new PS3 version and absolutely loved it. And since we know how excited you are, we have a trailer ready to showcase just how awesome this gets. Check it out above! This is going to be the definitive Tetris experience.

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Chuckbait said:

December 13th, 12:23 pm

PoP tomarrow baby

HerbertFortoon said:

December 13th, 12:23 pm

I wonder how many people will pay $15 to play tetris.

Rez33 said:

December 13th, 12:26 pm

This is awesome news. All I have to say is that it better be loaded with tons of the original music and awesome new remixes of the music from the early days. The music is such a big part of the Tetris nostalgia. The trailer gives me hope that a lot of the original music will be included. The best way you can make this game stand out is by making TETRIS. And MUSIC is the way to have this stand out from the piles of Tetris remakes that have come out since the glory days of Tetris, most of which have had throw-away music tracks. Put the originals in, and re-mix them. If you do I’ll buy the soundtrack, too :-).

reson8er said:

December 13th, 12:27 pm

My wife got so excited to see this, it made me fear longterm loss of my TV… but all in all I am glad to see it come to PS3.

reson8er said:

December 13th, 12:28 pm

@HerbertFortoon I hope your wrong, $15 is $5 too much IMO.

iTofuMan said:

December 13th, 12:45 pm

No price yet? i would get this if its priced right.

nothing over 5$ and im sold i mean come on its tetris i have it free on my phone, or could buy it for 1$ for my ipod, or get it for psp.

plaztiksyke said:

December 13th, 12:45 pm

I *loved* Tetris Worlds on the original Xbox, I hope this captures some of the fun local multiplayer mayhem!

Does this game include the Hotline mode and other variations that were in Tetris Worlds? We all loved how Hotline mode made you invert your normal Tetris strategy, was a great brain twist :)

Do the online modes support the camera and/or headset?

vectorman88 said:

December 13th, 12:50 pm

In Soviet Russia, video game play you! lol
Congrats to you EA. Im buying this game day one. itll be awesome! and you’ve even received Alexi’s respect which is definitely saying a lot.

Evilmanta said:

December 13th, 12:58 pm

I feel like if the multiplayer mode is not like tetrinet I’m going to be disappointed.

Glacier928 said:

December 13th, 1:25 pm

EA is the best Third-Party Publisher due to how much they support SONY with exclusive content. Keep it coming EA, I’ll keep supporting you guys!!

jqtaxpayer said:

December 13th, 1:31 pm

Eh, I’m unconvinced as to Tetris’s relevance in a post-Lumines world. Give it a reasonable price point and we’ll talk.

pitythefool852 said:

December 13th, 1:36 pm

I was in two minds about this, as I already have Tetris on the PSP, but the multiplayer might be what sells this version.

Of course, in a perfect world, anyone who bought the other version on the PSP would get this newer version for free :D

Arcadian_Rebel said:

December 13th, 1:37 pm

Classic! I might get this. :)

pitythefool852 said:

December 13th, 1:37 pm

Quick question… how does it look in 720p?

I’m worried that a lot of the detail might be lost at lower resolutions

HangarXVIII said:

December 13th, 1:41 pm

It’s about time PS3 got a Tetris game!! I am getting bored with Tetris Evolution and Tetris Splash on the 360. I just bought a PS3 just for this game!! Please release it soon!!

OCDog45 said:

December 13th, 2:02 pm

looks sick. whats the price?

Insanecyclone said:

December 13th, 2:07 pm

Getting Alexi Pajitnov to play it, and liked it, must have been a fun experience. Haven’t played a tetris game in a few years so hopefully the price is good enough.

Train1999 said:

December 13th, 2:13 pm

The Video Game. That put Video Games on the map. I know other games were there before it. Teris is the game that everyone can pick up and play. Looking forward to it.

shazbot-finubus said:

December 13th, 2:27 pm

You know what? Tetris is pretty much the perfect video game. I’m getting this, but it depends on ONE CRUCIAL FACTOR:

Does the game actually have the music featured here in the trailer? Tetris simply isn’t the same without it. I await your response, sir.

Exquisik said:

December 13th, 2:32 pm

Very Early Next Year? Why can’t it be this month?!

Sold on day one if it’s under $10 (hopefully $4.99)!

Also… this is not the 12/12 exclusive announcement is it? And where is the 12/12 exclusive announcement?

trampsintrouble said:

December 13th, 2:42 pm

Tetris the Grandmaster > GB Tetris >>>>> any form of Tetris.

Zonified said:

December 13th, 2:55 pm

This is some of the best news I’ve heard all day. Can’t wait; I’m a huge Tetris fan. :D

KILLZONE79 said:

December 13th, 3:00 pm

WOW EA Does PS3 Exclusive finally usually there multiplatform
about time EA makes a PS3 exclusive for PSN!

No offense EA, i love your EA titles on PS3

Hsanrb said:

December 13th, 3:34 pm

Hahahahaha “Best Tetris Game yet” When will EA realize they lie too much to realize they inflate their own egos. Best Multiplayer Tetris game was Tetris Online Japan… best singleplayer (and best overall tetris game) is ANY of the Tetris the Grand Master games. The first Grandmaster game is better than 90% of all tetris games made since Tetrisphere, and the other two games expand on the awesomeness. This just looks like I get from the flash Tetris Friends… and that just got too laggy to play.

Cromartie79 said:

December 13th, 4:26 pm

New Tetris on N64 was the best imo.

locustlake said:

December 13th, 4:46 pm

Looks nice :)
Hope it will under $10

ICZERZERO3000 said:

December 13th, 5:02 pm

Great Move SONY, excellent. Lets teach Microsoft a lesson or two.

Subzero_11 said:

December 13th, 5:33 pm

If there’s local multiplayer, I’m sold.

Solid-Snake-Eyes said:

December 13th, 5:58 pm

Thanks for the info Christophe Gomez, but I already bought it for PSP for $5.

atarinerd93 said:

December 13th, 7:49 pm

Thats so cool….I have the original for the nes, and its pretty addicting, but to see it in 1080p, that would be so cool……

LightningBlade18 said:

December 13th, 8:06 pm

WIN! Saw the title, was interested…saw the trailer, I’m buying.

MadMeat001 said:

December 13th, 9:25 pm


Shacojin said:

December 13th, 10:31 pm

Ooo sexy, would be nice if you bundled the PSP version of Tetris for free… or at least discounted

Sakimori_X said:

December 13th, 10:41 pm

Am loving all the different remixes of the classic Tetris tunage. Nice!

Alf13W4llac3 said:

December 13th, 11:54 pm

Weird, just as I was watching this I heard someone whistling the Tetris theme tune outside my room. It’s a sign that I must buy it.

Sum-Mischief said:

December 14th, 3:12 am

I always had a thing for tetris … very cool thx.

wade001 said:

December 14th, 5:46 am

so, this is why we never got the MINI’s version of tetris to work on the ps3 while the rest of the MINI’s are ps3 compatible..

we dont get a MINI’s version of tetris because EA was busy making yet another tetris clone, to suck another 15 bucks away from us..

think i’ll pass on this one.. maybe one day we’ll get a working tetris MINI version for ps3.. or maybe i’ll wait till the brand spanking new 1080p 5.1 dolby surround sound version gets a price reduction..


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Cabanon said:

December 14th, 9:25 am

man, that Battle mode remind me of DRx Mario 64. man that was awesome to stack some pills !

Rez33 said:

December 14th, 11:19 am

You should put in the gold and silver blocks from “The New Tetris.” It was nice to focus on something other than just clearing lines. That added depth to the game and made that the best version of Tetris ever.

chezer4181 said:

December 14th, 3:58 pm

Has it got a realese date yet?

KILLA_KING_007 said:

December 15th, 12:51 am

Tetris in 1080p w 5.1 on the PS3…. Sold! Thanks EA yall be coming thru.

WoshJills said:

December 16th, 2:29 am

So what exactly is the difference between this, and Tetris Friends on facebook? Oh yeah, I play with my real friends on facebook, and it’s free.

I3iG_l3oSS said:

December 16th, 7:49 am

does this really need to be in 1080p with 5.1 surround sound? i mean really?

Dragon-Ultra said:

December 16th, 8:25 am

Post: 14 – SirTrigalot
I agree with you. Make it $7.99 or $9.99
when it comes out…Otherwise I would have
to wait till it drops down, and if it doesn’t
I’ll be sad that because I wont buy it.

Tomyi said:

December 16th, 10:59 am

Will there be a LOBBY online ?
I hate online-games without a lobby !

TheUltimateSword said:

December 18th, 7:41 pm

This is a classic I will always play. Especially with an online multiplayer, I think this is something good to get as DLC.

TornadicInferno said:

December 20th, 2:42 pm

i doubt its goin to be 5 bucks. the tetris mini for psp was 6.99 i think. this game will probably be 14.99. and at that price, i dont know if ill get it

J0SHTERR0R said:

December 21st, 11:57 am

I don’t care what this game costs I will get it. I have been waiting a month or so for this game to come out. I guess I’ll just have to settle for MARVEL Pinball for now. When will we get a real release date?

FIN100NX said:

December 25th, 12:55 am

The game is out.

How do you like it? I’m thinking of getting it.

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