After ongoing requests from the community, Nintendo has today dropped Tetris 99 DLC that allows players to enjoy two new modes – both of which can be played offline.

The Big Block DLC is a one-time purchase of $9.99. It includes CPU Battle, allowing you to play Tetris 99 offline against 98 bots and a Marathon Mode, where you challenge yourself to clear as many lines as you can and score big. Information about additional upcoming game modes will be revealed at a later date.

Tetris 99 DLC New Mode

As both of the above-mentioned modes are offline, this means any user can play the game without the need for a Nintendo Switch Online membership. Of course, you'll still need to fork out some coin if you want to play against others online.

In addition to this, the third Maximus Cup / Grand Prix has just kicked off. Once again, this free event awards various points for each match played – even if you don't win. The higher you place each match, the more points you earn (1st: 100, 2nd: 50, 3rd: 30, 4-10: 20, 11-30: 10, 31-50: 5, 51-80: 2). If you manage to cumulatively earn 100 points during this event, you'll unlock a special in-game theme inspired by Tetris on Game Boy. This event takes place from today until 19th May, so you'll need to be quick – feel free to consult our guide if you're struggling to get that elusive Battle Royale victory.

Will you be buying this DLC? Are you looking forward to unlocking a special Game Boy theme in the Maximus Cup? Tell us below.