Rez creator Tetsuya Mizuguchi and Enhance Games, the studio behind Rez Infinite and Lumines Remastered, are working on a new Tetris game. It’s called Tetris Effect and appears to embody the mixture of music, sight and sound that Mizuguchi and his team are famous for.
Tetris Effect is coming to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation VR this fall. Rez Infinite makers Monstars and Resonair are developing the title, and Enhance is publishing it.
The name of the new Tetris game refers to the phenomenon that occurs when someone becomes so engrossed in an activity that it begins to pattern their thoughts and dreams.
According to the official Tetris Effect website, the new Tetris will include modes like Marathon, Sprint and Ultra, as well as a new Zone mechanic “where players can stop time (and Tetriminos falling) by entering ‘the Zone’ and either get out of a sticky situation that could otherwise lead to ‘Game Over,’ or rack up extra line clears for bonus rewards.” Enhance Games promises 30 different stages, “each with its own music, sound effects, graphical style and background that all evolve and change as you play through them.”
Tetris Effect will be playable at E3 2018 next week.
Enhance Games was founded in 2014 by Tetsuya Mizuguchi, formerly of Q Entertainment and Sega. The developer released an updated remaster of its groundbreaking musical shooter Rez in 2016 titled Rez Infinite. Enhance will release an updated version of its musical puzzle game, Lumines Remastered, this summer.