REDMOND, Wash .– (BUSINESS WIRE) –Starting today, Tetris® 99 offers paid DLC that allows players to enjoy two new modes, both of which can be played offline. Nintendo also provided info about the next MAXIMUS CUP online event.

Big Block DLC

Players can get additional modes for Tetris 99 9.99 for this DLC *. The initial included game modes are:

  • CPU Battle - Play Tetris 99 offline against 98 CPU players.
  • Marathon - Challenge yourself in this offline mode to clear the most lines and score big.

Information about additional upcoming game modes will follow at a later date.

As noted above, the CPU Battle and Marathon modes are played entirely offline. This means that any Nintendo Switch player without a Nintendo Switch Online membership who wants to play Tetris 99 can do so by purchasing the Big Block DLC. Playing the game's Tetris 99 online mode, however, still requires Nintendo Switch Online.


Starting on May 17, the next online MAXIMUS CUP event is available for all players with a Nintendo Switch Online membership. Like the last MAXIMUS CUP, this free event awards various points for each match, even if they don't come in first place.

The 3rd MAXIMUS CUP runs from 12 am PT on May 17 to 11: 59 pm PT on May 19. The highest number of players who make the match. Any participants who earn 100 event points game. For more details about the game and the 3rd MAXIMUS CUP, visit**

* The Tetris 99 game on Nintendo eShop is required to play.

** Nintendo Switch Online membership (sold separately) and Nintendo Account required for online play. Not available in all countries. Internet access required for online features. Terms apply.

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Rich George

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