Hudsonsoft’s new Axis Tetris 3DS coming in 2011
Erik Ackerlund – This picture is to be found on Nintendo of Japan’s website. This version will be produced by Hudsonsoft, It is interesting to see here that Nintendo decided to let someone else have a go at following up their well received Tetris DS. This new variant looks to be the first Tetris taking advantage of a 3D system since the long ago Virtual Boy Tetris.
From the screen shots, it appears that the pieces will roll at us ala Zaxxon style or Star Wars credits if you will. In one shot it appears that they are adding some of the unconventional rules to Tetris here we have seen before, with the multiple next piece preview and piece hold. Also it looks like they have some additional game where you will navigate various pieces through a maze.
It will be interesting to see if this version has the speed and playability to be worthy beyond the 3d gimmick.