Thanks to a new listing on Nintendo’s Japanese website, we now know that Tetris 99 will be getting a physical edition in Japan.
The game is included as part of Switch’s online service, as it is here, and the physical version of the game includes additional, as-yet-unidentified offline content, and a 12-month subscription to Nintendo Switch Online. The whole bundle comes out to ¥3,148 before tax, which is around $29 or £23. It is set to become available on August 9.
Although there is no word on whether this bundle will be released anywhere outside of Japan, North American Tetris 99 players can look forward to the fourth Tetris 99 Maximus Cup. The top 999 competitors will be able to earn 999 gold points, which can be used in lieu of money to purchase items in Nintendo’s e-shop. For more information on how the Maximus Cup is run, you can check out the rules here.
The #Tetris99 4th MAXIMUS CUP goes from 6/21, 12 AM PT – 6/23, 11:59 PM PT! Each match earns you event points based on your placing. 999 players with the most event points will each get 999 #MyNintendo Gold Points! @tetris_officialhttps://t.co/5t5Nx3loAV pic.twitter.com/wEt7Gm08Qy
— Nintendo Versus (@NintendoVS) June 18, 2019
This competition begins on June 21 PST at midnight and runs through 11:59 PST on June 23. The winners will be identified “on or around” July 7.