Tetris 2011 and Tetris Blitz: mobile games shutting down in April

Tetris Blitz

Tetris Blitz

As of 21st April, EA will be retiring its Tetris mobile catalogue for good, meaning players have until then to play and use up any in-game items they may have acquired. From Blue Lava Wireless to JAMDAT to EA, the game has been available exclusively because of a license that EA received when it earlier purchased JAMDAT. As it turns out, EA doesn't actually own the Tetris game.

Electronic Arts is pulling the plug on its Tetris games for iOS and Android.

"We've had an incredible trip with you so far, but unfortunately, it's time to say goodbye", says the EA App Store note. Adding insult to injury is the fact that unlike Tetris Blitz, Tetris Premium wasn't free to download and was instead cost a couple of bucks.

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Now there are many reasons to hate EA - and EA Sports in particular - but what is going on here is not an EA decision.

All is not lost, however, as N3TWORK and The Tetris Company have announced a multi-year partnership to continue the development of the classic title. There are five different themes, including a nostalgia-inducing 8-Bits Game Boy theme, but otherwise it's just plain Tetris. N3twork is also behind the promising Tetris Royale, a sort of spin on the excellent Tetris 99 for Switch, which is now available in soft launch. There are likely to be more Tetris games from N3twork too, though you may feel the urge for the titles released by EA to go through them for the last time before April finally arrives. We hope you enjoyed this game for many hours and appreciate your support.

You can still play the game.

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