Published on over 50 platforms and available in more than 185 countries, the Tetris game is claimed to be one of the most-played video games in the world and has been embraced by millions of fans globally.
EA Mobile, a division of Electronic Arts (EA) and a leading mobile games publisher, along with Blue Planet Software, Inc., the company that manages the exclusive licensing rights to the Tetris brand, announced Monday that it will publish a free version of the Tetris game set to launch exclusively on Android smartphones.
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, VP 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, according to the company.
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 free version of Tetris is now available in the Android Market.