Last night's announcement of the 3DS' software release schedule brought a number of surprises, including the reveal of titles such as BlazBlue Continuum Shift 2, Tales of the Abyss and Raving Rabbids Travel in Time. However, hidden deeper in the folds of that manifest are a few more heretofore unannounced games -- though only one of them rings our proverbial bell: Tetris Axis, a Hudson-developed installment in the brick-laying series due out in Japan this summer.

We can only imagine exactly what twists on the franchise's tried-and-true gameplay this new installment will incorporate -- considering the availability of an extra dimension, we wouldn't be surprised if players now had to stack bricks up, down, left, right, in and out.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.