As is the case with many of Nintendo’s big releases, Tetris 99 is getting a WarioWare: Get It Together! theme is coming via its 24th Maximus Cup. This event runs this weekend, from 12:00am PT on Friday, September 17 to 11:59pm PT on Monday, September 20. As with prior events, such as last month’s The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD-inspired event, there are no special sign-ups or anything required to participate; all you need is a Nintendo Switch Online membership to play Tetris 99 online during the event period.
If you’re unfamiliar with how the Maximus Cup events work, as you play Tetris 99 against other players online, you’ll earn event points at the end of every match. The better you do, the more points you’ll get. In order to permanently unlock the WarioWare theme, you’ll need to obtain 100 total points by the end of the event. In my experience, reaching this threshold isn’t too difficult or time consuming, so it winds up being a fun little weekend diversion.
For a preview of the WarioWare theme and accompanying music, be sure to check out the trailer above. And if you’re going to be joining the fight this weekend, I apologize in advance if I knock you out!