Tetris 99 is a battle royale game like Fortnite and it's available now

The game awaits you and 98 of your closest friends.

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99 players enter, one player leaves. The power of geometry sorts the weak from the WARRIORS

Nintendo has laid down the gauntlet against Fortnite , announcing on Wednesday a battle royale version of its retro game Tetris. Tetris 99 will bring 99 players together in an online arena to fight for block supremacy. 

The gameplay looks like the Tetris you know, just with 98 other players trying to lay down bricks alongside you. Every time you get two lines or more, you send garbage from your screen to the bottom of other players' screens. Players get knocked out until one reigns supreme! Should be easy right? 

Nintendo revealed the game on Wednesday as part of a raft of new announcements at its Nintendo Direct online presentation, including more details about its new tactical role-playing game Fire Emblem: Three Houses, as well as the launch of Super Mario Maker 2 for Switch.  

Tetris 99 is available for Nintendo Switch Online members from today, and is free to download. 

You can check out the gameplay below. 

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