One of gaming’s most iconic titles of all time is getting the ax at the end of the year.
According to the official Twitter of Nintendo’s UK division, the classic Game Boy game Tetris will be removed from the European eShops on December 31, 2014. This is presumably due to various licensing issues in Europe, where the Tetris license is owned by Ubisoft. The game’s status in other territories has yet to be confirmed, but appears unchanged.
The original Game Boy version is regarded as one of the greatest launch titles of all time, with more than 35 million copies sold, and defining portable gaming onward.
In all honesty, unless you’re all about the purist of the pure experiences, this isn’t a huge loss. You can find Tetris in countless other forms, many of which are free online. But if you’re in Europe and want to play the original Game Boy version digitally, get over to the eShop on the double.