Beloved PS4 game Tetris Effect is getting a surprise release on the PC via the Epic Game Store.
The PC version of Tetris Effect (which is set to release on July 23), features all of the content from the original title as well as new features such as additional graphical options which support 4K and up resolutions, an uncapped framerate, and ultra-wide monitor support. Those who pre-order the game via the Epic Store or purchase it within its first two weeks of availability will also receive 20% of the regular price, a sampler soundtrack, and a desktop wallpaper.
For those unfamiliar, Tetris Effect was conceptualized and produced by Tetsuya Mizuguchi (producer of Lumines, Rez, and Meteos). Like many of Mizuguchi’s most famous titles, Tetris Effect uses various music tracks to influence the gameplay. Every stage is highlighted by wonderful tracks and incredible environmental design which change as you progress throughout the game. The combination of these elements enhances the titular phenomenon which causes you to see falling Tetris pieces long after you’ve stopped playing the game.
Fortunately, the PC version of Tetris Effect will also support the original game’s VR features which propelled Tetris Effect from “beautiful and fun” to a game that some outlets referred to as the best title of 2018. The port will be compatible with both Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.
Tetris is experiencing an odd kind of renaissance as of late between the now-extended release of Tetris Effect, the success of Tetris 99, and the recently announced mobile Tetris battle royale game.
This is also yet another high-profile acquisition for the Epic Games Store which is attempting to disrupt Steam by making titles such as The Outer Worlds, Borderlands 3, and the Quantic Dream lineup exclusive to the digital retail outlet.
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