Streets of rage?

Rage of the Gladiator was one of WiiWare's big-hitting titles a few years back before hopping over to smartphones to thrill iOS and Android players. However, the circle of life looks like it could become complete once more as the game heads back in the direction of Nintendo — recent PEGI and USK ratings suggest that a 3DS eShop launch is forthcoming.

We really liked the WiiWare version of the game, stating: "Rage of the Gladiator is the kind of WiiWare game we'd like to see more often, with excellent control, great design and bags of fun." Hopefully the 3DS version will retain the same high standard when it eventually launches. Is this a 3DS title you'd like to get your hands on? Post a comment to tell us.

Update: We caught up with the guys at Gamelion to verify this and it turns out that the 3DS eShop release should be with us in only a few weeks time.

Here is a brand new trailer for you to check out.

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