After two years of waiting, Steam gamers will finally be able to play Tetris Effect when the Tetris Effect: Connected version of the game launches on Valve’s platform in July.
No exact release date has been given outside of the month, but considering that the two years of delays came after successive exclusivity deals, it wouldn’t be much of a stretch to think that it’ll be on or after the 23rd of July. Thankfully, the multiplayer mode will include cross-platform play between all versions of the game (PlayStation 4, Xbox One/Series X/S, Microsoft Store, Epic Games Store and Steam) so finding a match shouldn’t be too hard.
Tetris® Effect: Connected adds an all-new robust multiplayer expansion to the huge variety of addictive and innovative single-player modes that Tetris Effect is known for with all-new co-op and competitive online and local multiplayer modes!
Tetris Effect is Tetris like you’ve never seen it, or heard it, or felt it before—an incredibly addictive, unique, and breathtakingly gorgeous reinvention of one of the most popular puzzle games of all time, from the people who brought you the award-winning Rez Infinite and legendary puzzle game Lumines.
Music, backgrounds, sounds, special effects—everything, down to the Tetriminos themselves, pulse, dance, shimmer, and explode in perfect sync with how you’re playing, making any of the game’s 30+ stages and 10+ modes something you’ll want to experience over and over again.
Includes the all-new “Zone” mechanic, where players can stop time (and Tetriminos falling) by entering “the Zone” and either get out of a sticky situation that could otherwise lead to “Game Over,” or rack up extra Line Clears for bonus rewards.
All-new multiplayer modes like “Zone Battle,” which shakes up traditional 1-on-1 Tetris gameplay via the time-stopping Zone mechanic made famous in Tetris Effect.
A new “Connected” co-op mode, where up to three players can literally connect their Tetris playfields together and play as one.
Over 30 different stages, each with its own music, sound effects, graphical style and background that all evolve and change as you play through them.
Ranked and unranked play, matchmaking, and player progression for unlockable avatars
The entire Tetris Effect single-player game is also included!