Electronics Arts announced today that Tetris Blitz is going through the freemium route. Tetris Blitz is a game that has a modern twist on the classic game. The game was optimized for Android and Apple iOS. EA has social leaderboards to make competition more interesting for users too. Tetris Blitz utilizes Facebook Connect integration to allow players to compete in weekly competitions while sharing high scores through a Facebook wall post. Tetris Blitz will be launching later this spring through the Apple App Store, Google Play, and Amazon Appstore.
“This lightning-fast, ‘Blitz’-style game challenges players to race against the clock and contains fresh new features and stunning visuals for the ultimate Tetris experience. Available for both Apple® and Android? smartphones and tablets, Tetris Blitz is EA?s first-ever freemium Tetris game,” said EA. “Tetris Blitz introduces all new strategies to the iconic Tetris gameplay in a two-minute sprint to clear lines and rack up as many points as possible before time runs out. Fans will get blown away by stunning cascades by clearing multiple lines back-to-back, to trigger the elusive Frenzy Mode for a huge score multiplier. Players can also boost their score by choosing from the game?s collection of explosive power-ups?- and with new power-ups released every week, the combinations are endless. Blitz also innovates on the fan favorite One-Touch controls with the addition of the new ‘Drag and Place’ option, while also including the traditional ‘Swipe’ option for Tetris players who prefer the classic controls.”