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Since its launch, Tetris 99 has exclusively been an online game that has required the player to be subscribed to the Nintendo Switch Online service. But as of today, Nintendo has released the free Big Block DLC ($15.00 AUD / $16.50 NZD) that adds two new offline modes: CPU Battle and Marathon.

Here’s the rundown:

New offline modes have landed in TETRIS® 99 for Nintendo Switch, available now as paid downloadable content. Furthermore, the third TETRIS® 99 Grand Prix event will be happening from Friday 17th May at 5:00pm AEST to Monday 20th May at 4:59pm AEST. This time around, participants who earn 100 event points during the three-day period will unlock an in-game theme inspired by the original TETRIS® Game Boy™ game. Take a look at what is on offer in the Big Block DLC with the TETRIS 99 – Big Block DLC trailer.

The Big Block DLC is a season pass that is available to purchase now from Nintendo eShop. Initially it includes the following two new modes:

  • CPU Battle – Play TETRIS® 99 offline against 98 CPU players
  • Marathon – Challenge yourself in this offline mode to clear the most lines and score big

A further offline mode will be released this year, with more details to follow at a later date.As noted above, both CPU Battle and Marathon modes are played entirely offline. This means that any Nintendo Switch owner, even those without a Nintendo Switch Onlinemembership, can play TETRIS® 99 by purchasing the Big Block DLC. Participation in the game’s online mode remains exclusive to Nintendo Switch Online members.

New offline modes have landed in TETRIS® 99, available as paid DLC. Battle against 98 bots in CPU Battle or go for the most lines and highest score in Marathon mode. The third TETRIS® 99 Grand Prix is on from 17th May at 5:00pm AEST to 20th May at 4:59pm AEST, with an exclusive Game Boy TETRIS®  theme unlocked by earning 100 event points.

Source: Nintendo Australia PR

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Posted by Alex Harding