'Tetris 99' is getting a physical release.

Nintendo Switch

Nintendo Switch

The free online multiplayer version of the classic tile-matching puzzle video game is coming to Nintendo Switch as cartridge on September 20, complete with the Big Block DLC.

A tweet on Nintendo UK reads: "#TETRIS99 will be available in stores on 20/09! This physical version will include all content from the Big Block DLC. @Tetris_Official (sic)"

The news comes after the creator of 'Tetris' credited the iconic game's success to the Game Boy.

Alexey Pajitnov, the designer behind the popular title - which launched in 1984 - admitted that the handheld console proved to be the best way to play the title because it's all one colour.

He said: "'Tetris' was a good fit because it was a fun game that appealed to everyone, no matter your age, gender or culture.

"It wasn't a game just aimed at kids, for instance, or limited because of the language you speak.

"Also, seeing the colors in 'Tetris' were not needed to play the game, which was a benefit given that the Game Boy was one colour."

He added that 'Tetris' was appealing because it's "visually attractive because of its use of geometry, and (it was) intellectually challenging. And it doesn't hurt that the game has a peaceful, non-distractive style."