WATCH: The upcoming version of Tetris looks and sounds absolutely stunning 3 years ago

WATCH: The upcoming version of Tetris looks and sounds absolutely stunning

How good can a game about falling blocks really look? You'd be surprised...

First released in 1984, Tetris was a bit of a landmark moment in video games, but for most, it was just the free game you could play on your Gameboy while you waited to be able to afford the next, bigger, better game.


It has often been ranked among the most important games ever made, and actually stands as the most paid-for mobile game ever, with in excess of 100 million copies downloaded on phones and tablets.

You would think there's only so much you can do with a game that involves brickwork and altered gravity, but the folks behind beautiful cult-game Rez have given the whole thing a new lick of digi-paint, and it is absolutely beautiful.

The new game, Tetris Effect, is named after an actual psychological condition where you see Tetris blocks in your day-to-day life, when you're not actually playing the game anymore.

Not only are the visuals ramped up to 10, but the sound effects and soundtrack has been altered to perfectly match the movements made by the player, with every exploding line accompanied by a very satisfying bang.

The folks at EuroGamer have played the finished product and said that "I'm pretty confident Tetris Effect is going to be one hell of a wonder."

"Tetris Effect plays like old-school Tetris except for the first time in the series history you can clear more than four lines in one go. The "Zone" mechanic lets you place several blocks at one time that can potentially clear 16 lines at once. This is called a decahexatris."

There is footage of what that looks like in the video below:


Clip via xenosaga7

There is no set release date for the game just yet, but the Wiki page says it is due to hit the PS4 before the end of 2018.

We imagine it'll become a digi-only download, and a quick favourite for people who enjoy the idea of having an interactive screensaver.