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Tetris Blitz set to deliver speedy freemium blocks to iOS and Android this spring

Tetris Blitz, a timed version of Tetris that values speed and points, is set for a spring release on iOS and Android devices, according to a press release from Electronic Arts.

In Tetris Blitz, players will race against a two-minute timer to clear as many lines and amass as many points as they can. You'll be able to boost your points by clearing a certain number of lines back-to-back, which will trigger the score multiplying Frenzy Mode. You'll also be able rack up points with power-ups, which EA will release weekly, and use a new control option called "drag and place," in addition to swiping.

The game will also include social features like Facebook Connect, allowing players to compete in weekly competitions. Tetris Blitz is scheduled for release "later this spring" in the iOS App Store, Google Play and the Amazon App Store. In the meantime, can pick up the tried-and-true version of Tetris for $0.99 on iOS or $2.99 for Android.

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