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  AWARD-WINNING TETRIS EFFECT NOW AVAILABLE ON EPIC GAMES STORE, WITH OPTIONAL SUPPORT FOR OCULUS RIFT AND HTC VIVE
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07/23/2019
 


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Ultimate Version of the Console Smash Coming to PC,

Playable in 2D at 4K+, or in Fully Immersive VR

Special Price and Free Digital Deluxe DLC For a Limited Time

TOKYO, Japan July 23, 2019 – Enhance and The Tetris Company, Inc. announced today that the ultimate version of their award-winning game Tetris® Effect is now on the PC, with optional VR-support for Oculus Rift and HTC VIVE, available exclusively on the Epic Games Store. Originally released on PlayStation®4 late last year, Tetris Effect was hailed as a breakthrough title by fans and critics alike, earning an 89 Metacritic score and 60+ awards and nominations from major outlets, including overall “2018 Game of the Year” honors from Giant Bomb and Eurogamer, and various “Best of 2018” awards from The New Yorker, Polygon, The Washington Post, IGN, GameSpot, The Verge, PlayStation Blog, and many more.

As the ultimate version of Tetris Effect, the PC version is capable of running at resolutions of 4K or more with an uncapped framerate (with Vsync disabled), and includes ultra-wide monitor support as well as other expanded game and graphical options not found in the console release for both 2D and VR play (including adjustable particle volume and size, texture filtering, and more). The PC version also boasts enhanced visuals with support for super high-resolution and much more.

Launch Trailer

Watch the PC launch trailer: https://youtu.be/WCdkg569Ozk

Store Page & Launch Discount

Players can visit the Epic Games Store page to pre-order Tetris Effect for PC ahead of its July 23rd launch. Lasting through the first two weeks on sale only, (until August 6th) the title will be 20% off as part of a special launch promotion and include free DLC items (see below).

Epic Games Store link: https://www.epicgames.com/store/product/tetris-effect/home

Digital Deluxe DLC for FREE

In addition to the 20% launch promotion discount, during the same period, a special Tetris Effect Digital Deluxe DLC bundle of extra bonus content will be available for free to everyone who purchases the game. The package includes a seven-track sampler of the award-winning soundtrack by Hydelic and ten Tetris Effect themed 4K desktop wallpapers.

More About Tetris® Effect PC

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. Fully playable on either a standard display — up to 4K and 60fps on a PS4™Pro / unlocked resolution and uncapped framerate (with Vsync disabled) on PC — or optionally in mind-blowing 3D on PS VR and now on Oculus Rift and HTC VIVE.

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.

A challenge for the mind and a feast for all the senses, Tetris Effect is the perfect excuse to play Tetris again... and again...and again, and again, and again and again and again and again and again and again and…

KEY FEATURES

  • VR Optional: Playable on your PC desktop, or in full VR with your Oculus Rift or HTC VIVE headset and accompanying controllers (standard gamepads, Vive Controllers, and Oculus Remote and Touch controllers are all supported).

  • All-new “Zonemechanic: 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 scoring rewards.

  • 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.

  • Enhanced PC visuals & more: Unlocked resolution and an uncapped framerate if Vsync is disabled, increased texture and particle effect options, support for super high-resolution and ultrawide monitors, and more.

 

Publisher: Enhance

Release Date: November 9, 2018 (PS4), and July 23, 2019 (PC/Oculus Rift /HTC Vive - Epic Games Store)

 

Developer: Monstars Inc. and Resonair

Platforms: PlayStation®4 (OPTIONAL PS VR), PC, Oculus Rift, HTC VIVE

 

Players: 1

Genre: Puzzle

 

Price: $39.99 (US) / €39.99 (Europe) / ¥4500 (Japan w/tax)

Rating: ESRB E / PEGI 3+ / CERO A

Tetris® & © 1985~2019 Tetris Holding.

More Information:

Press Kit: bit.ly/tetriseffectgame

Official Site: https://tetriseffect.game

Media inquiries: [email protected]

For the Tetris Brand: [email protected]

Enhance Socials:

Twitter: @enhance_exp

Instagram: @enhance_experience

About Enhance, Inc.

Established in 2014, Enhance, Inc. is a boutique studio and publisher led by game creator Tetsuya Mizuguchi, whose game credits include Sega Rally Championship, Space Channel 5, Rez, Lumines and Child of Eden amongst others, all critically acclaimed titles that brought highly unique play experiences. The team is dedicated to creating emotional and synesthetic entertainment experiences through the power of games, VR, AR, MR and mobile technology.

About Monstars Inc.

Yokohama-based game developer Monstars was co-founded by Osamu Kodera and Sawako Yamamoto in 2011 and is comprised of a talent pool of highly creative and experienced designers, programmers, artists, musicians and producers. Collectively, the team has worked with nearly every game hardware released in the last two decades, with credits including Rez, Lumines, Every Extend Extra and Child of Eden as well as mobile titles released domestically in Japan.

About the Tetris® Brand

The Tetris® brand is one of the leading and most distinctive video game brands and franchises in the world. Now celebrating its 35th anniversary year, the brand continues to be loved globally by people of all ages and all cultures. Billions of Tetris games are played online every year, and over 500 million Tetris mobile games have been downloaded to date. The Tetris brand’s global licensee network includes major video game publishers, including Electronic Arts, Ubisoft and Sega, as well as many partners in electronics, toys, apparel, lifestyle goods, entertainment and more. Tetris Holding, LLC is the owner of Tetris rights worldwide, and The Tetris Company, Inc. is its exclusive licensee. For the latest information about the Tetris brand and Tetris products, please visit www.tetris.com.

Become a fan of Tetris on Facebook (www.facebook.com/Tetris) and follow Tetris on

Twitter (@Tetris_Official) and Instagram (@Tetris_Official).