Gameboy Tetris being taken off the 3DS eShop at the end of the year

Grab the classic while you still can

[Update: Looks like Tetris Axis is also getting yanked. We can guess that the retail version of the game is also going the way of the dodo. Interested parties would do well to snatch it up quick.]

Nintendo UK’s Twitter account has unceremoniously announced that the original Gameboy version of Tetris is being removed from the 3DS eShop on 12/31/2014. Speculation is that this is a licensing issue, a way to appease Ubisoft who recently released Tetris Ultimate on the console, or Nintendo just being weird. Destructoid has reached out to Nintendo for comment. It will be awesome if they tell us that they are just being weird. 

Regardless of their reasons, I think we can all agree that all will be forgiven if Nintendo finds away to release Tetris DS on the 3DS and/or Wii U eShop. The game still fetches a pretty penny of Amazon, and is commonly heralded as the best version of the game to date. Though Nintendo is doing a lot better now than they were this time last year, I don’t think they are in position to pull any punches yet. Barring the re-release of the best Tetris of all time, they could at least put out Puyopuyo Tetris. Puzzle game fans have been waiting on that one for a while now. 

Jonathan Holmes
"Where do dreams end and reality begin? Videogames, I suppose."- Gainax, FLCL Vol. 1 "The beach, the trees, even the clouds in the sky... everything is build from little tiny pieces of stuff. Just like in a Gameboy game... a nice tight little world... and all its inhabitants... made out of little building blocks... Why can't these little pixels be the building blocks for love..? For loss... for understanding"- James Kochalka, Reinventing Everything part 1 "I wonder if James Kolchalka has played Mother 3 yet?" Jonathan Holmes