Tetris 99 will be receiving an update in the first week of July with a brand-new Maximus Cup. For those unaware, the Maximus Cup is a time-limited event in which players compete to unlock new cosmetic items to use in-game.
In addition to the new Maximus Cup announcement, the theme of this event has been announced, that being Xenoblade Chronicles. The event will be running during the July 3rd-6th weekend, and the unlockable cosmetics’ details will be disclosed below.
To explain the new event, here’s an excerpt from a press release sent by Nintendo:
“This week, the Tetris® 99 game on the Nintendo Switch system joins forces with the action-packed Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition game. Prepare yourself for the Tetris 99 14th MAXIMUS CUP event, which summons all the Titans of Tetris to the field of battle.
If you’re tough enough to fight back a relentless wave of Mechon invaders in Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition, then you’ve got what it takes to execute a long chain of counter attacks and topple your Tetris 99 competitors. Remember, the future is always yours for the taking!
The Tetris 99 14th MAXIMUS CUP event runs from 12 a.m. PT on July 3 to 11:59 p.m. PT on July 6. To participate, you’ll need to be a Nintendo Switch Online member and play the Tetris 99 online mode during the event period. You’ll earn event points based on your placement in each match. Once you’ve accumulated a total of 100 event points, a new theme will unlock, featuring art, music, and Tetrimino designs inspired by Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition!”
Tetris 99 is available now on the Nintendo eShop for free, and available at most retailers physically in a special $29.99 bundle (includes the game, all the DLC and 12 months of Nintendo Switch Online). Nintendo Switch Online is required to participate in this event.
What do you think about the new Tetris 99 Update? Do you plan on unlocking the new content? What would you like to see in the next Maximus Cup? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.
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