In exactly one month you European 3DS owners will be able to get Tetris for your 3DS, as Nintendo announces a release date of 21st October 2011.
The game is known as Tetris Axis in North America, but in Europe Nintendo is going with the less is more approach to naming. It'll still have the same single player and online multiplayer modes, just in a new name.
North Americans, you can get your Tetris Axis on when 2nd October rolls around.
STACK THEM HIGH AS TETRIS® COMES TO NINTENDO 3DS™
Play against your friends, race against the clock, explode blocks, or drop Tetriminos in full augmented reality
21st September 2011 – The music is affectionately etched into your memory, you remember the thrill of achieving a ‘Tetris™’ line clear after clearing four lines in a single move, you’ve enjoyed guiding the famous Tetrimino shapes into place for years, but you’ve never played a Tetris® game like this before. Tetris arrives for the first time in full 3D on 21st October 2011 for European Nintendo 3DS fans.
With over 20 Tetris game modes, there are countless hours of fun to be had. Enjoy the beloved Marathon mode, or drop an AR Card on the table in front of you and watch the game come to life in all-new augmented reality modes. Compete in non-stop battles in the Computer Battle mode, race against the clock in Fever mode, or hold on for as long as you can in Survival mode. Spice things up with the Party modes which include an impressive array of new and challenging Tetris game modes such as: Fit, squeeze blocks into specifically shaped holes; Bombliss™ Plus, use bombs to explode blocks coming up from below; Capture, strategically cover stars on both sides of the Matrix with Tetriminos; and Jigsaw, solve picture puzzles or import your own pictures! Make sure you also look out for new items for Fever mode, made available via SpotPass™.
Tetris for Nintendo 3DS also boasts a range of fun multiplayer options to keep you and your friends engrossed – five Local Multiplayer modes and three Download Play modes designed for up to eight people to enjoy at one time. What’s more, the Download Play multiplayer game modes only require a single Game Card. And if that isn’t enough, you can also go online and compete against the rest of the world over the Internet using the World Battle and Friend Battle game modes.