Nintendo Has Announced Tetris 99 Paid DLC Available

Nintendo has announced the release of paid DLC for the smash hit Tetris99 title that was available exclusively for Nintendo Switch Online subscribers. The paid DLC will include two new modes, both of which will include offline play. Nintendo has also announced updated information about the ex MAXIMUS CUP online event for Tetris99.

The paid DLC, titled Big Block DLC and priced at just $9.99, will get players two additional gameplay modes for Tetris99 that will be available for any gamers who own a Nintendo Switch as they are both offline gameplay modes. The Big Block DLC will initially include two gameplay modes, along with additional modes to be announced later as they are released.

The two modes included upon launch of the DLC are:

  • CPU Battle – Play Tetris99 offline against 98 CPU players
  • Marathon – Challenge yourself in this offline mode to clear the most lines and score big.

Nintendo has stated information about additional gameplay modes will follow at a later date. Keep checking back for further information about Tetris99 and the Big Block DLC.

Players who do not have a Nintendo Switch Online subcription who wish to play Tetris99 can do so by purchasing the Big Block DLC, as both modes are off only modes.


The third MAXIMUS CUP will start on May 17 and is available for all players with a Nintendo Switch Online membership. As with the previous MAXIMUS CUP, this event is free and rewards various points for each match played during the event period, regardless of the final position.

The 3rd MAXIMUS CUP will run from 12 am PT on May 17 until 11:59 pm PT on May 19. The rules are the higher the player places at the end of each match, the more points the will earn. Any participants who earn 100 event pints during the three-day period will unlock an in-game theme inspired by the original Game Boy Tetris game.

You can get more information about the 3rd MAXIMUS CUP from the official Tetris99 website at

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