In today’s exciting instalment of “well, we didn’t see that coming!” we have some strange news from Ubisoft. The French development and publishing company has sent around a press release to let everyone know how they plan to help Tetris celebrate its 30th birthday.
There’s not much information at the moment, aside from the vague generalities that often accompany these announcements. Yves Guillemot says, for example, “We’re very excited to start working with this world-renowned brand, and can’t wait to combine Ubisoft’s expertise and all the capacities of next-gen consoles to create an exciting new Tetris experience for fans.” which tells us precisely nothing.
One thing we do know, however, is that Tetris is a huge global phenomenon in videogames. It launched first in 1984, with more than 50 platforms and 185 countries seeing a release of a “Tetris branded product” since then. At least, that’s what this press release says. The only thing I know for sure is that it has the most catchy theme music ever used in anything ever. It’s in my head now and it’ll probably be there for approximately seven months now. Thanks for that, Ubisoft.
Source: Press release
The Lone Steven
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Just why Ubisoft? It’s available on well, almost everything and pretty much everyone has played it. They;re going to use a wubstep version of the theme aren’t they? :-/
It’s amazing how willing I am to play Zen Pinball amongst all my other PS4 games simply because it looks amazing on my TV.
Tetris with lots of pretty effects is a great game with lots of pretty effects- I’d buy it (cheaply).
i’ve already got the best version, the Gameboy version.
i’ll play that rather than buy a new copy, which Ubisoft will probably sell at full retail price.
I thought EA had the license as there’s that mobile version which demands your money to get a decent score. Not quite what people bought their new consoles for.