SOURCE: Tetris Online, Inc.

Tetris Online, Inc.

April 13, 2010 09:00 ET

Tetris® Friends Online Games Hits 1 Million Milestone, Launches Tetris Arena

North America's First Official Web-Based Tetris® Game Site Reaches 1 Million Registered Users on the Heels of Adding the Ability to Select Real-Time Opponents in Tetris Arena

HONOLULU, HI--(Marketwire - April 13, 2010) - Tetris Online, Inc. today announced that it has surpassed 1 million registered users on the official Web-based Tetris® game destination in North America, Tetris Friends Online Games ( This user milestone was reached just as the new community-based game Tetris Arena launched on Tetris Friends Online Games.

Tetris Arena is a real-time multiplayer Tetris game that allows users to play against up to five other players in a single match. Once inside Tetris Arena, users can jump straight into a match with the simple click of a button, or they can easily browse a list of game rooms for direct access. Tetris Arena leverages a special ranking system to help promote fair matching of new users with more experienced users. As users progress in skill, they are promoted to new areas to match up with similarly skilled players. In addition, users have the option to create private rooms that only friends can access.

"We're excited about the launch of Tetris Arena because it signals the first step in providing our registered users with the ability to play against their growing network of friends on Tetris Friends Online Games," said Minoru Arakawa, President and Chief Executive Officer of Tetris Online, Inc. "With the addition of Tetris Arena, we are making significant strides towards becoming a premier social gaming destination on the Web."

Additional features of the newly released Tetris Arena include in-game chat and the ability for up to 10 spectators to watch a match in progress. Players can use in-game magic items and other options to help customize the overall game experience. New items and features are also available for trial or purchase in the Tetris Friends Shop, where users can exchange Tokens or Rubies to further customize their gaming experience.

Tetris Arena is available for registered users on Tetris Friends Online Games. For more information about Tetris Friends Online Games and to play Tetris Arena, visit

About Tetris Online, Inc.
Tetris Online, Inc. is the exclusive online licensee of The Tetris Company, LLC of all rights to the world-famous Tetris® game in North America and Europe. Founded in January 2006 by Minoru Arakawa, Henk Rogers and Alexey Pajitnov, Tetris Online is a developer and publisher of electronic entertainment properties. Titles include Tetris Party for WiiWare™, Tetris Splash for Xbox LIVE® Arcade, and Tetris Friends Online Games, which was named one of the "Top 100 Games of All Time" by PC Gamer and can be found at Tetris Online is privately held and headquartered in Honolulu, Hawaii.

About the Tetris® Brand

The Tetris® brand is one of the leading and most distinctive video game brands and franchises in the world. In the game's 25-year history, hundreds of millions of players have experienced the Tetris effect. Over 100 million mobile download games have been sold. Loved globally by people of all ages and all cultures, the Tetris game continues to be one of the most widely recognized video games of all time. Released on over 30 gaming platforms and translated into more than 50 languages, the Tetris game is and will continue to be the game that can be played anytime, anywhere! Tetris Holding, LLC is the owner of Tetris rights worldwide and The Tetris Company, LLC is its exclusive licensee. The Tetris Company, through its agent Blue Planet Software, Inc., licenses and manages the Tetris intellectual property and franchise worldwide. Today, Blue Planet Software continues to work with licensees to deliver top quality Tetris products that are relevant, fun and challenging for its millions of players. For the latest information about the Tetris brand and Tetris products, please visit

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