2018/10/30
Sony Interactive Entertainment Hong Kong

NEW TETRIS® EFFECT GAME MODES AND DEMO DETAILS ANNOUNCED

Over 10 Additional Modes Revealed, Free Limited-Time Demo Available
Only 1st to 5th November on PlayStation™Store


Hong Kong, 30th Oct., 2018 -
Sony Interactive Entertainment Hong Kong Limited (SIEH) and Enhance, Inc. announced today that the highly anticipated upcoming PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®VR puzzle game “Tetris Effect” will have over 10 extra gameplay modes. This is in addition to the main Journey Mode campaign that won kudos and several awards at this year’s E3 trade show. Players will be able to try the game for themselves via a free trial demo the weekend before the game’s 9th November release.
 


The Tetris® Effect: Weekend Trial Demo will be available for download on the PlayStation™Store starting Thursday, 1st November and run until the morning of Monday, 5th November. (Note: This is a true limited-time demo—once it's deactivated on 5th November, the demo will no longer be playable or available for download. Because of this, an online connection is required to play the demo, though it is not required for the final game.) As with the final game, the Weekend Trial Demo is fully playable in 2D, including 4K resolution and HDR support on PS4™Pro, or optionally in VR.
 


The Tetris Effect: Weekend Trial Demo consists of three stages of the main "Journey Mode" campaign (FYI: 27 total Journey Mode stages in the final game), as well as two "Effect Modes" (FYI: 10+ in the final game): Marathon Mode and Mystery Mode. These modes are explained in greater detail below, along with all the other Effect Modes.


Also, a special "Weekend Ritual" event will run for 24 hours over the demo weekend (starting 8pm HKT on Saturday, 3rd November), during which all players of the Weekend Trial Demo can play a specified mode to earn points towards a Community Goal. If 100% of that Community Goal is reached in the 24 hour period, a special in-game avatar will unlock for all players who participated in the event, which is usable in the demo only. A Weekend Ritual event like this will run every weekend once the full Tetris Effect game launches on 9th November, spotlighting different Effect Modes each week.
 

TETRIS® EFFECT: MODE SUMMARIES
 

JOURNEY MODE

This is the main campaign and the heart of Tetris Effect. After choosing from one of three difficulties (Beginner, Normal, Expert), players journey through a series of stages, each with their own theme, graphics, music, sound effects, etc. All of which sync to the gameplay.
 

EFFECT MODES

These are all the other modes in the game – a collection of varying setups and rules designed to evoke different moods the player might be in (or want to be in), as well as varying skill levels.
 

Effect Modes are divided into four categories based loosely on what “effect” the player is meant to come away with, i.e. chill out with “Relax”, concentrate with “Focus”, enjoy the familiarity / nostalgia of “Classic” modes, or try something unique with “Adventurous.”
 

A full list of all the Effect Modes follows, grouped by category and including a short explanation for each:
 

1. EFFECT MODE CATEGORY: CLASSIC


MARATHON MODE

Get the best score you can within a 150-Line limit.


ULTRA MODE

Get the best score you can within three minutes.


SPRINT MODE

Clear 40 lines as fast as you can.


MASTER MODE

Insanely fast Tetris. Not for the faint of heart.


2.  EFFECT MODE CATEGORY: RELAX


CHILL MARATHON MODE

A more relaxed version of Marathon with no Game Over. If the Tetriminos reach the top of the Matrix (play field), they are removed from the board, leaving it empty again.


QUICK PLAY MODE

Play through any single stage you choose with no Game Over.


PLAYLIST MODE: SEA

Submerge yourself in four aquatic stages with a new, continuous track of specially designed relaxing ambient music.


PLAYLIST MODE: WIND

Glide through four windy stages with a new, continuous track of specially designed relaxing ambient music.


PLAYLIST MODE: WORLD

Explore four diverse stages with a new, continuous track of specially designed relaxing ambient music.


3. EFFECT MODE CATEGORY: FOCUS


ALL CLEAR MODE

Earn as many All Clears as you can before time runs out. Each All Clear will return some time back to the clock.


COMBO MODE

Earn as many Combos as you can before time runs out. Each successful Combo run will return some time back to the clock.


TARGET MODE

Clear as many Target Blocks as you can before time runs out. Each set of Target Blocks cleared will return some time back to the clock.


4. EFFECT MODE CATEGORY: ADVENTUROUS


COUNTDOWN MODE

Use automatically-falling I-Tetriminos to score line clears and bonus points.


PURIFY MODE

Clear as many Dark Blocks as you can within three minutes. You can clear Dark Blocks by clearing the line that they are on, and / or by scoring multiple line clears, combos, etc.


MYSTERY MODE

Try to survive a Marathon session as random effects (some good, most bad) keep popping up.

Tetris ® & © 1985~2018 Tetris Holding.

For more information about Tetris® Effect, visit www.TetrisEffect.game
 

Product

Tetris® Effect

Developer

Monstars Inc. and Resonair

Platform

PlayStation®4 (OPTIONAL PS VR*)

Genre

Puzzle

Number of Players

1

Release Date

9th November, 2018

SRP

Blu-ray Disc: HK$268/

Digital: HK$268

Rating

All

Language (Subtitles)

Chinese, Korean, Thai, English