NightSky has had a long, drawn out history in the eyes of many eager Nintendo gamers. The attractive action-physics puzzler was in the works for WiiWare way back in 2009, but then the updates went silent and we heard very little about it, the Wii release drifting away.

The good news is that the 3DS eShop appears to be going well for small developer and publishers, with a number of titles arriving on the service over recent months. Publisher Nicalis has recently been tweeting about NightSky on the handheld, publicly offering members of the media an opportunity to try it out at E3. It's now tweeted the news that the title has been rated by ESRB (E for Everyone) in North America, which means that it's on the way for Nintendo approval. An OFLC rating — Australia and New Zealand — is pending, and we hope that similar efforts are being made in Europe.

Hopefully the coming week will bring more news, but it looks like the long wait may be coming to an end.