×

‘Tetris Effect’ Brings Its Mesmerizing Puzzles to PS4 This November

Enhance Games will be bringing its hypnotic “Tetris Effect” to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation VR this November.

The new puzzler is the latest project from Tetsuya Mizuguchi and studio Enhance, the developers that brought players titles like “Rez Infinite” and “Lumines.” It combines the classic block-arranging of seminal gaming classic “Tetris” with three-dimensional blocks and all-new game modes to boot. It’s named after the phenomenon where players become essentially “obsessed” with block puzzles, so much so that they see them in their “vision, thoughts, and even dreams.”

Marathon, Sprint, and Ultra modes will be open for players to explore, along with the new “Zone” mechanic that freezes time for the ultimate line-clearing power, even allowing for the 16-line combo “decahexatris.” There’s a selection of 30 different stages, each with arresting neon visuals, thumping bass beats, and unique ways to play the cult hit that took the world by storm back in 1984.

Enhance took to Twitter to confirm the game’s upcoming Nov. 9 release date, though there’s no confirmation just yet whether it will include both a physical and digital release. It can be played in full VR mode with a PlayStation VR headset, or it can be played with a vanilla PlayStation 4. The studio has teased more details “coming soon.”

Popular on Variety

More Gaming

  • Call of Duty The Campaign

    Watch the First Episode of New Call of Duty League Docuseries 'The Campaign' (EXCLUSIVE)

    Even a new league comes with history. That’s one of the takeaways from the first episode of “The Campaign,” which follows the Chicago Huntsmen in the lead-up to Activision Blizzard’s new franchised Call of Duty League. Variety is debuting the first episode exclusively, which details some of the narrative that follows the Huntsmen (based in [...]

  • Vindex - Imax

    Imax Jumps Into Esports in Exclusive Pact With Startup Vindex

    Hold on to your popcorn: An Imax location near you could soon be beaming live competitive video-game action onto its big screens. Imax has inked a partnership with Vindex (vindex.gg), an esports infrastructure startup formed by Major League Gaming co-founders Mike Sepso and Sundance DiGiovanni, under which Vindex will create esports events and experiences exclusively [...]

  • Corinna Kopf

    Corinna Kopf Leaving Twitch to Stream Exclusively on Facebook Gaming

    The battle for gaming creators has cost Amazon’s Twitch another notable streamer: Corinna Kopf, a popular Instagram model, digital influencer and “Fortnite” Twitch streamer with millions of followers, is moving to Facebook Gaming under an exclusive agreement. On Facebook, Kopf’s first stream is scheduled to take place Dec. 30 at 4 p.m. PT at facebook.com/gaming/corinnakopff. [...]

  • Pokemon-Tower-Battle

    Facebook Launches Two Exclusive Pokémon Games

    A pair of Pokémon games is hopping exclusively to Facebook. The social network on Monday launched “Pokémon Tower Battle” and “Pokémon Medallion Battle” — the first time the Pokémon Company is bringing games based on the mini-monster franchise to the Facebook Gaming platform. “Pokémon Tower Battle” is available worldwide while “Pokémon Medallion Battle” is initially [...]

  • Littlstar Ps4 app

    Littlstar Adds Content From Whistle, New Form, Sliver.tv to VR and PlayStation Subscription Service

    UPDATED: A+E Networks-backed video aggregator Littlstar has teamed up with Whistle, New Form, esports network Sliver.tv and others to launch premium content channels for its paying subscribers. The new partnerships will bring esports and other types of short-form content to the PlayStation and VR devices supported by Littlstar. The new partnerships will give Littlstar subscribers [...]

  • Google Stadia Gets Typhoon Studios Game

    Google Buys Typhoon Studios for Its Stadia Cloud Gaming Service

    Google is looking to grow the catalog of its Stadia cloud gaming service: The search giant has acquired Montreal-based game studio Typhon Studios, and will integrate it into its Stadia Games and Entertainment studio. “We’re always looking for people who share our passion and vision for the future of gaming,” said Stadia Games and Entertainment [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content