N3TWORK, a games, media, and technology company, has partnered with The Tetris Company, to exclusively develop and publish new Tetris games built from the ground up for mobile devices worldwide, excluding China.
The multi-year agreement will leverage N3TWORK’s expertise in game design and publishing to create fresh Tetris experiences that harness the global popularity of the iconic franchise. Tetris Royale, N3TWORK’s debut title in the partnership, is a fast and fun Tetris game with large-scale friendly competition at its core.
“Tetris is a timeless pop culture icon that has shaped the history of videogames and is truly loved around the world. Our team at N3TWORK is inspired to partner with this incredible brand and create new ways for millions of mobile game players around the world to play, compete and enjoy Tetris at an unprecedented scale,” said N3TWORK founder and CEO Neil Young.
The foundation of Tetris Royale is built on the core gameplay experience of Tetris, rotating and moving a procession of Tetriminos down the matrix to clear lines by completing horizontal rows. Tetris Royale will feature a variety of game modes, from the hallmark 100-player Tetris Royale mode to massive daily competitions of thousands of players to solo marathon mode where players can hone their Tetris skills.
“Fans across the globe love playing Tetris on their mobile devices, which is why we’re pleased to join forces with N3TWORK to introduce new games that will push the Tetris gameplay experience to whole new levels of competitive fun. Tetris Royale is just the start, and one that we think players will really enjoy. We look forward to letting the battles begin,” said Planet Software, the sole agent for the Tetris brand president and CEO of Blue Maya Rogers.
The Tetris Royale mode is a 100-player competitive mode where players will battle their way to the top of the leaderboards every season. Players will have the ability to complete daily challenges while competing in the Tetris Royale mode to earn rewards including customization options as well as power-ups and boosters that can be used in battle.
Tetris Royale is currently in development for iPhone and iPad and Android devices and will be available in select territories for beta testing in 2019.