The boys are back!

The Game Gear version of Sonic The Hedgehog 2 is coming to the Japanese 3DS Virtual Console next week. It'll be available for download on 31 October for 300 yen, so gamers in Nintendo's homeland can give themselves a treat this Halloween.

This 8-bit version of the game was also released on the Sega Master System featuring different level designs; you can read our review of that version right here.

This release is yet to be confirmed for Europe and North America, though we see no real reason why it shouldn't arrive at some point in the future. Do any of you remember playing the original, or is it on your wishlist?