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New Tetris Effect Game Mode Details Released

Earlier today VRFocus reported on Enhance Games revealing a demo of upcoming puzzler Tetris Effect would be released prior to launch. Now, the studio has gone into greater detail on what the demo contains as well as several new modes in the main version.

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The Tetris Effect: Weekend Trial Demo consists of three stages from the main “Journey Mode” campaign – there are 27 total Journey Mode stages in the final version –  plus two “Effect Modes” – 10+ in the final videogame – Marathon Mode and Mystery Mode.

It’ll be available to download for free from 1st November until 5th November only, once deactivated the demo will no longer be playable or available for download. As an additional treat, a special “Weekend Ritual” event will run for 24 hours over the demo weekend starting 12pm UTC on Saturday, 3rd November. Players can earn points towards a Community Goal. If 100 percent of that Community Goal is reached in the 24 hour period, a special in-game avatar will unlock for all players who participated in the event, which is only usable in the demo

Once the full Tetris Effect title launches on 9th November, a Weekend Ritual event like this will run every weekend spotlighting different Effect Modes each week.

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As for the modes that’ll be present in Tetris Effect from launch, Journey Mode is the heart of the experience with three difficulty modes, and a series of stages, each with their own theme, graphics, music and sound effects. The Effect Modes are a collection of varying setups and rules designed to evoke different moods.

  • 1. EFFECT MODE CATEGORY: CLASSIC
    • MARATHON MODE
      Get the best score you can within a 150-Line limit.
    • ULTRA MODE
      Get the best score you can within three minutes.
    • SPRINT MODE
      Clear 40 lines as fast as you can.
    • MASTER MODE
      Insanely fast Tetris. Not for the faint of heart.
  • 2.  EFFECT MODE CATEGORY: RELAX
    • CHILL MARATHON MODE
      A more relaxed version of Marathon with no Game Over. If the Tetriminos reach the top of the Matrix (play field), they are removed from the board, leaving it empty again.
    • QUICK PLAY MODE
      Play through any single stage you choose with no Game Over.
    • PLAYLIST MODE: SEA
      Submerge yourself in four aquatic stages with a new, continuous track of specially designed relaxing ambient music.
    • PLAYLIST MODE: WIND
      Glide through four windy stages with a new, continuous track of specially designed relaxing ambient music.
    • PLAYLIST MODE: WORLD
      Explore four diverse stages with a new, continuous track of specially designed relaxing ambient music.
  • 3. EFFECT MODE CATEGORY: FOCUS
    • ALL CLEAR MODE
      Earn as many All Clears as you can before time runs out. Each All Clear will return some time back to the clock.
    • COMBO MODE
      Earn as many Combos as you can before time runs out. Each successful Combo run will return some time back to the clock.
    • TARGET MODE
      Clear as many Target Blocks as you can before time runs out. Each set of Target Blocks cleared will return some time back to the clock.
  • 4. EFFECT MODE CATEGORY: ADVENTUROUS
    • COUNTDOWN MODE
      Use automatically-falling I-Tetriminos to score line clears and bonus points.
    • PURIFY MODE
      Clear as many Dark Blocks as you can within three minutes. You can clear Dark Blocks by clearing the line that they are on, and / or by scoring multiple line clears, combos, etc.
    • MYSTERY MODE
      Try to survive a Marathon session as random effects (some good, most bad) keep popping up.

Tetris Effect will be available from the PlayStation Store on 9th November, retailing for $39.99 USD / €39.99 EUR. For further updates keep reading VRFocus.