The game's publisher, ZeptoLap, has confirmed that the eShop price of $9.99 is correct, contrary to the quoted price in the announcement press release.
There has been a little confusion with the North American 3DS eShop release of Cut the Rope, which seemed all set for yesterday's substantial Download Update, yet was posted missing. As further proof that the weekly update doesn't always reveal the full picture, publisher ZeptoLab has issued a press release confirming that the title is available now in North America for $4.99, though at the time of writing it seems to be priced at $9.99. We've been in touch with the publisher to clarify.
A version of this title did previously arrive on DSiWare, though this iteration has more content to enjoy for the same price; the 3DS release has 12 'boxes' and a total of 300 levels, whereas the DSiWare equivalent has five boxes and 125 levels. It's certainly worth considering for fans of physics puzzles, with plenty of challenge on offer — check out our Cut the Rope review to learn more.
Are any of you North American gamers planning to pick this up on 3DS?