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'Tetris Effect' Hits PS4, PlayStation VR This Fall

'Tetris Effect' Hits PS4, PlayStation VR This Fall

Rather than the usual pre-show presentation, the company is doing daily reveals of games, and it's starting today with the announcement of Tetris Effect. Unfortunately, it wasn't the most exciting of reveals as the game turned out to be Tetris Effect, a highly stylized version of the iconic puzzle game.

The PS4 game with optional VR support comes from the studio Enhance, creators of "Lumines" and "Rez Infinite". Tetris Effect, named after a real-world phenomenon, is essentially the classic game souped-up with mesmerizing music, backgrounds, sounds and special effects. The game aims to "amplify this magical feeling of total immersion by surrounding you with fantastic, fully three-dimensional worlds that react and evolve based on how you play".

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Enhance promises an immersive experience where "Music, backgrounds, sounds, special effects - everything, down to the Tetris pieces themselves, pulse, dance, shimmer, and explode in flawless sync with how you're playing".

There's a variety of new game modes, too. According to the official website, the game can be played on PS4, PS4 Pro and in PS VR, with PS VR players enjoying 3D visuals while Pro players get 4K and 60 fps. A new mechanic called Zone is also coming in Tetris Effect, making it possible to stop time to avoid losing a game or clear a higher number of lines at once, though it's unclear how this works.

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Tetris Effect is created to be totally immersive.

A player grading and leveling system as well as variable difficulty to encourage and reward replayability.

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Tetris Effect is due to release autumn 2018.


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