So what is
Tetris Effect? The simple answer is “a mind-melting new puzzle game coming 9th November for PS4 and (optionally) PS VR.” (Hopefully by now you’ve seen our trailer, or some of the other recent coverage of the game?)
But there’s another “Tetris Effect” — the psychological phenomenon that happens when someone plays Tetris (and where the game takes its name from!), which can lead to everything from hallucinating blocks, to affecting how you pack your suitcase, to… well here, just watch this little mini-documentary we made all about it!
Whattaya think? Sound like something you’d like to experience yourself? Well, you’re in luck: starting today the Tetris Effect: Weekend Trial Demo is available for download at PlayStation Store!
As with the final game, the Weekend Trial Demo is fully playable in 2D, including 4K resolution and HDR support on PS4 Pro, or optionally in PlayStation VR.
(Note: This is a true limited-time demo—once it’s deactivated early on Monday, 5th November, the demo will no longer be playable or available for download. Because of this, an online connection is required to play the demo, though it’s not required for the final game.)
What you get in the demo
The Tetris Effect: Weekend Trial Demo consists of three stages of the main “Journey mode” campaign (FYI: 27 total Journey mode stages in the final game), as well as two “Effect modes” (FYI: 10+ in the final game): Marathon mode and Mystery mode.
It’s just a taste, but hopefully enough to make you hungry for more.
Also, a special “Weekend Ritual” event will run for 24 hours over the demo weekend (starting 12pm GMT / 1pm CET on Saturday, 3rd November), during which all players of the Weekend Trial Demo can play a specified mode to earn points towards a community goal.
If 100% of that community goal is reached in the 24-hour period, a special in-game avatar will unlock for all players who participated in the event, which is usable in the demo only. A Weekend Ritual event like this will run every weekend once the full Tetris Effect game launches on 9th November, spotlighting different Effect modes each week.
So check it out, and definitely let us know what you think of what you see and hear and feel while playing down in the comments! Who knows, maybe you’ll experience the Tetris effect yourself by playing Tetris Effect!