Where we dropping the l-block?

A new battle royale is coming, but you’ll need to sharpen your Tetris skills to survive among the pack.

Nintendo revealed Tetris 99 during its Feb. 13 Direct, which will be available later today as a free-to-play game for Nintendo Switch Online members.

Tetris 99 sees 99 players competing in a game of Tetris — completing lines will cause blocks to fill up the screens of opponents. Do your best to prevent your screen from filling up and persevere as the crowd of 99 players is whittled down each time to just one winner.

Tetris 99, naturally, features online competitive play, and will feature upcoming events to keep the experience fresh.

Tetris 99 is, of course, not the only recent surprise battle royale game. Respawn Entertainment’s Apex Legends, which features first-person shooting rather than 2D puzzle block building, launched as a free-to-play experience last week, and has seen impressive player counts since its launch.

For more, be sure to check out the rest of our Feb. 13 Nintendo Direct coverage.

Jonathon Dornbush is IGN’s News Editor and host of Beyond! Talk to him on Twitter @jmdornbush.


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