Today is a good day, if you’re a fan of Tetris. Today, EA Mobile announced that they have released a free version of the popular game for Android. Tetris Free can now be found in the Android Market, and just like the game’s title states, it will cost you $0. This is the same Tetris you’ve come to love, except that it’s free and ad-supported.
This free version features new and improved visuals, the famous Tetris music you’ve come to love, and the new marathon mode that will challenge even the best Tetris player.
Check out the full press release below. To download the free version of Tetris from EA Mobile, head to the Android Market or scan the QR code below.
EA BRINGS FREE VERSION OF TETRIS® TO ANDROID TODAY
One of The Best-Selling Mobile Games of All Time is Now Free for the First Time Ever
REDWOOD CITY, Calif.—(August 29, 2011) — EA Mobile™, a division of Electronic Arts Inc., (NASDAQ: ERTS) and the world’s leading mobile games publisher, along with Blue Planet Software, Inc., the company that manages the exclusive licensing rights to the Tetris® brand, today announced that it will publish a free* version of the Tetris game set to launch exclusively on Android™ smartphones. Published on over 50 platforms and available in more than 185 countries, the Tetris game is one of the most-played video games in the world and has been embraced by hundreds of millions of fans globally. The free version of Tetris joins the recently launched SCRABBLE Free as EA’s second free offering on the Android platform.
“Tetris is one of the most distinctive, well-known and popular video game franchises in the world and it gives EA the opportunity to grow its already-expanding customer base on the Android platform,” said Bernard Kim, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for EA Interactive. “Tetris has a strong legacy in the mobile gaming world and we’re excited to bring a free version of Tetris to yet another great platform.”
The free version of Tetris features new and improved visuals, the famous Tetris music and fan-favorite marathon mode that will challenge even the most seasoned of Tetris veterans. With touch screen controls, longtime fans and newcomers alike can control their game with their fingertips and slide, rotate and drop their Tetriminos into place to clear lines and rack up points. The free version of Tetris also lets players track their stats so they can keep the competition going and improve their high score.
“The Tetris brand is more relevant today than ever and we are thrilled to bring the game to yet another platform,” said Henk Rogers, President and CEO, Blue Planet Software, Inc. “Now, with the free version for Android users, fans can fall in love with the Tetris game all over again.”
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