Tetris Ultimate was developed by SoMA Play Inc. and published by Ubisoft on Xbox One. It was released on December 17, 2014 for $9.99. A copy was provided by Ubisoft for review purposes.
I’m a huge Tetris fan. Ever since summer camp and the original Game Boy version (1989), I’ve probably played 20 or more different renditions of the classic puzzler across every system I’ve ever owned. So when the opportunity came to try out a brand new version, Tetris Ultimate, for the new next-generation Xbox One, of course I jumped at it.
You probably already know the basics, but just in case you didn’t, Tetris has you dropping different-shaped blocks into a playing field in attempts to create and clear lines of blocks. It’s simple, fun and addictive. So how does Tetris Ultimate add to the formula?
As first posted by Major Nelson both Risk, develop by ZOE Mode, and Tetris Ultimate, develop by SoMa Play Inc, are available now on the Xbox One. With both being published by Ubisoft this could account for the change in release dates as both of these titles previously had others; Risk’s being December 23, 2014 and Tetris Ultimate’s being December 17, 2014. Continue on for launch trailers for both titles.
Every console is better with Tetris, so Ubisoft is bringing the timeless classic to Xbox One in the form of Tetris Ultimate. The next-gen version will let up to four local players stack bricks in six different modes. Standard modes like Marathon and Endless maintain the classic’s legacy, while additional modes like Sprint and Power-up Battle mix up the formula.
Tetris Ultimate is set to release this summer. With a next-gen sheen running in 1080p and 60 framers per second, multicolored blocks never looked so good. See the screenshots below for a taste.