Tetsuya Mizuguchi’s tendency for hold players attention with audiovisual splendor paired with the timeless Tetris gameplay seems like a match made out of this world, and a new PlayStation Blog post highlights one way this new game is mixing things up.
The brand new ‘Zone’ ability allows you to pause blocks. Seriously. They let you pause them as they appear at the top of the grid which in return, allows you to place them more carefully. When in the Zone, any lines cleared mount up at the bottom, and when the meter runs out, normal play resumes and your Zone lines disappear. This means that you’re still able to get yourself out of a sticky situation, but it also introduces a whole new layer of strategy that experienced players can use to extend the game to rack up crazy scores.
Head on over to the PlayStation Blog to see some clips of the new mechanic in action and remain waiting patiently until the game launches sometime this year.