Pokemon Sword And Shield Tetris 99 Crossover Event Now Live

Earn 100 points before the event ends and you'll unlock a special Pokemon theme in Tetris 99.

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Tetris 99's Luigi's Mansion event may have only recently taken place, but the game's next Maximus Cup is already underway. The competition takes place this weekend, and much like previous events, it's a crossover with another Switch game, this time Pokemon Sword and Shield.

The event begins at 11 PM PT on November 7 (2 AM ET on November 8) and runs until 10:59 PM PT on November 11. Like most other Maximus Cups, the competition will be point-based. You'll receive points depending on how well you place during a match, and if you can amass at least 100 by the end of the event, you'll unlock a special theme based on the upcoming Pokemon titles. You can take a look at the theme below.

This certainly isn't the first crossover Tetris 99 has held. As previously mentioned, the game's most recent Maximus Cup featured Luigi's Mansion 3, and previous events were themed around Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Super Kirby Clash, and Splatoon 2.

To take part in Tetris 99's Maximus Cups, you'll need to have a paid Nintendo Switch Online membership. Subscriptions run for US $4 / £3.49 / AU $6 for one month, US $8 / £7 / AU $12 for three months, and US $20 / £18 / AU $30 for one year. Nintendo also offers an a family plan that covers up to eight Nintendo accounts and costs US $35 / £31.49 / AU $55 a year.

Pokemon Sword and Shield launch on Nintendo Switch on November 15. The games are available to pre-load now on the Eshop, and if you purchase them before January 15, 2020, you'll receive a special Meowth that is capable of Gigantamaxing as a free gift. Other free Pokemon will also be available for the games. You can read more in our Pokemon Sword and Shield pre-order guide.

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