Primetime is described as a mix between a live television game show and a video game tournament that “supercharges the fun and excitement of Tetris” by putting $1 million in annual cash prizes up for grabs.
The action kicks off every evening at 7:30pm in your closest anchor city. The current anchor cities are Auckland, Perth, Moscow, Berlin, London, New York City, and Los Angeles. The shows will be hosted by actor and presenter Millen Baird, who appeared in Gerard Johnstone’s charming comedy-horror Housebound.
In Tetris Royale, you’ll compete in 100-player matches to be the last person standing. Placing high will net you impressive scores and highlight your dominance in the weekly rankings. Then there’s the solo marathon mode, which is a more traditional Tetris experience for single-player play.
“We’ve kept the gameplay that you remember, and have infused it with competition, communication, community and an incredible global, daily game show with cash prizes,” said Neil Young, founder and CEO of N3twork. “We think Tetris has the opportunity to be bigger than ever before as fans around the world can now play in both familiar and exciting new ways.”
Tetris is available for download now from over on the App Store and Google Play as a free-to-play game. Tetris battle royale isn’t exactly a new concept at this point, with Tetris 99 proving to be quite the hit on Switch, but I have no doubt that it could still be a great addition to N3twork’s take on the timeless puzzler.
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