What You Need to Know:
- Starting today, Tetris 99 offers paid DLC that allows players to enjoy two new modes, both of which can be played offline. Nintendo also provided info about the next MAXIMUS CUP online event. The initial included game modes are CPU Battle and Marathon.
- As noted above, the CPU Battle and Marathon modes are played entirely offline. This means that any Nintendo Switch player without a Nintendo Switch Online membership who wants to play Tetris 99 can do so by purchasing the Big Block DLC. Playing the game’s Tetris 99 online mode, however, still requires Nintendo Switch Online.
- Starting on May 17, the next MAXIMUS CUP online event is available for all players with a Nintendo Switch Online membership. Like the last MAXIMUS CUP, this free event awards various points for each match played during the event period, even if they don’t come in first place.
- The 3rd MAXIMUS CUP runs from 12 a.m. PT on May 17 to 11:59 p.m. PT on May 19. The higher that players place at the end of each match, the more event points they earn. Any participants who earn 100 event points during the three-day period will unlock an in-game theme inspired by the original Game Boy game. For more details about the game and the 3rd MAXIMUS CUP, visit https://tetris99.nintendo.com/.
Source: Official Press Release
I like the additional content, but I feel this should've already been a part of the package before.
Well, Tetris 99 was built around competition so the single player addition was probably a secondary option. Still a good move though!