The Electronic Entertainment Expo, commonly known as E3, is rapidly approaching and, for this year's edition, Sony is doing things differently. Rather than the usual pre-show presentation, the company is doing daily reveals of games, and it's starting today with the announcement of Tetris Effect.
Tetris Effect is the latest take on one of the most recognizable formulas in the gaming world, with the most notable addition being the support for virtual reality. Tetris Effect is named after an actual psychological effect seen in Tetris players, and Sony says the game is designed to enhance elements of this phenomenon. As you can see in the extremely colorful trailer above, the game features neon-like graphics and eye-popping animations.
Aside from that, the game has the usual array of game modes in Tetris games, such as the classic Marathon - where you play until you lose - a sped-up Sprint Mode and an Ultra mode which imposes a time limit to achieve the highest possible score. A new mechanic called Zone is also coming in Tetris Effect, making it possible to stop time to avoid losing a game or clear a higher number of lines at once, though it's unclear how this works.
Tetris Effect is being developed by Enhance Games, which previously released another colorful VR title, Rez Infinite. It will be coming to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation VR in the fall of 2018. It will be playable at E3, but a demo will also be released later in the year for those who can't attend.