Tetris, which skyrocketed to all-time popularity on Nintendo's first handheld, will be adapted for its latest. In a statement released today The Tetris Company said Tetris for the 3DS will be shown at E3 and will arrive on shelves in October.

The news release also boasted of 132 million paid mobile downloads of the game, making it the all-time biggest seller in that segment. Other games claiming higher figures include paid and unpaid downloads, the statement said.

After E3 The Tetris Company will reveal licensing plans for 12 different product categories hitting shelves by Christmas. Confirmed deals include lottery tickets; deals in negotiation include halloween costumes, in case you want to dress up like the line tetromino.

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