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Tetris now available on PSN, 1080p tetrominos and 5.1 surround sound a given

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More than 100 million copies of Tetris have been downloaded on 15 different platforms, but how many have been in 1080p with 5.1-channel high-quality surround sound audio?

Wait, this is Tetris we're talking about, right? Right you are. EA, the owner of the Tetris rights in the US, has just launched the latest version of the Russian puzzler on PSN. All that amazing L-block action now comes to life with full, unfettered high-def video. And with 5.1-channel audio, classic Russian folk music never sounded so good.


Above: Tetris on Game Boy in 1989. Is it really that much different?

Okay, so it's not exactly the perfect game to showcase with the latest technology. But it's here, with the PSN game titled, simply, Tetris.

Alexey Pajitnov, the game's legendary creator, put on his best press release voice and commented, "This is Tetris made for a big screen. We're very excited to bring Tetris to PlayStation Network with new game modes offering different and fun new ways to play. With high-definition graphics and surround sound, this Tetris game is a full experience. We're thrilled to bring this unique game to longtime fans and new players."

The PSN downloadable version of Tetris also has a handful of variations on the classic single-player puzzle game. Players can compete in co-op style puzzles, engage others to earn the fastest high score, and save replays of awesome matches. Online play is included.

We suppose the only thing we have to look forward to now is Tetris in stereoscopic 3D. (Which might actually be kind of cool.)

Nov 17, 2010

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5 comments

  • Japanaman - November 18, 2010 1:30 p.m.

    How does EA hold the rights to Tetris? Hudson just released Tetris on DS and Wii and Nintendo before that! And THQ had Tetris Worlds. I don't get it. Can multiple publishers hold Tetris rights at the same time?
  • ElAmmoBandito - November 18, 2010 4:27 a.m.

    I've actually waited years for this damn game to come on the PSN!!!
  • Cyberninja - November 18, 2010 3:30 a.m.

    waiting for 3ds tetris untill then i have tetris.com
  • EnragedTortoise1 - November 18, 2010 3:25 a.m.

    as long as it's not 10 freaking dollars, I might consider it.
  • Rash86 - November 18, 2010 1:11 a.m.

    yah but how much is it for all these new improvements?

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