Cross-promotion is marketing 101, and so to squeeze out a bit more juice from the release of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD on Nintendo Switch, Tetris 99 is getting a Skyward Sword HD theme for its 23rd Maximus Cup. It will run from 12 a.m. PT on Friday, August 6 to 11:59 p.m. PT on Monday, August 9. Anyone who plays Tetris 99 online during that period with their Nintendo Switch Online subscription will be part of the Skyward Sword HD Maximus Cup.
As Nintendo PR explains, “Players will earn event points based on their placement in each match. Once players have accumulated a total of 100 event points, a new theme will unlock, featuring background art, music and Tetrimino designs inspired by The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD.” If you’re a longtime Tetris 99 player, you know the drill. Personally, I played the game on just one evening, realized quickly it could become a thankless time vacuum on my life, and deleted it forever. I regret nothing, but it also helps that I rarely subscribe to Switch Online in the first place. (Those NES and SNES offerings just aren’t enough.)
If you’re still playing Tetris 99, tell us if you’re excited for that Skyward Sword HD theme. Alternatively, tell us if Pac-Man 99 has taken over your life instead (or if you’re still mourning the loss of Super Mario Bros. 35).