Tetris Effect: Connected is coming to Nintendo Switch in October

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Tetris Effect: Connected is coming to Nintendo Switch on October 8th 2021, arriving right alongside the release of the new Nintendo Switch OLED model. It’s certainly a game that’s going to make the most of that new OLED screen!


Tetris Effect: Connected is a synaesthesia-infused rendition of the classic block-dropping puzzler, coming from the mind behind Rez and Lumines. The game spins this concept out into over 30 stages and 10 different modes of single player, while also featuring competitive Zone Battle play and the new Connected mode to work together with two other players.

The multiplayer modes are now being enhanced with cross-platform multiplayer across existing platforms and the new Nintendo Switch release. That should be a boon for all players, reducing the waiting times for finding opponents and buddies to play with.

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While Tetris Effect launched as a PlayStation 4 and PlayStation VR exclusive in November 2018, drawing praise and plaudits from all corners, especially for how immersive the game was in VR. However, the game was then brought to Xbox in controversial form two years later.

Tetris Effect: Connected is an expanded version of the game featuring an all-new cooperative multiplayer mode, as well as a new competitive mode that featured simplified visuals and stricter rules. This added content was confirmed to be a timed exclusive for Microsoft’s Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and Windows 10, and expected to come to other platforms in summer 2021. That is set to come true with the Connected update coming to all other current platforms on 18th August.

We reviewed Tetris Effect Connected for its Xbox launch, with Dom saying, “Perhaps not quite as transcendental as it is in VR, Tetris Effect: Connected remains an incredible, visionary piece of work, that you can now experience with others.”

We’ll just have to wait and see how it holds up on the Nintendo Switch.

Source: Nintendo YouTube

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  1. So is it basically Tetris but with trippy backgrounds?

    • Yes. And no. It’s more of a ‘Tetris Experience’. I definitely recommend giving it a try!

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