Many believe "Tetris" to be the absolute perfect video game. Which is both good and bad for those who are owners of the license. On one hand, they are able to lay claim to one of the greatest gaming franchise of all time. But because "Tetris" is so perfect, it makes fiddling with the formula almost impossible.
Over the years there have been many attempts to improve upon perfection, or at least add to it, and nothing has really worked. To some, the original black & green Game Boy version is still the king. So what's a game publisher to do? Why, add super kawaii monsters, of course.
Coming soon in Japan, Destructoid reports, is the simply titled "Tetris Monsters." Which as the title implies, infuses the classic rotating block puzzler with wee beasties:
It's a bit hard to tell what's going on, but apparently, as you clear lines, your dungeon crawling character is able to defeat monsters. The greater the combo, the greater the attack.
Well, at least the monsters are nice and cute; they look straight out of Dragon Quest. Also, it's a much better idea that Hatris, a sorta sequel that the creator of Tetris himself created back in the day. Again, as the name implies, it was basically the classic rotating block puzzler with stuff you put on your head. It was about as exciting as it sounds.
No word yet on an American release, but given that it's EA behind the project, it's a given that we'll get our version soon enough.