Out in Japan this week through the Nintendo eShop is M2 and SEGA’s classic helicopter sprite scaler Thunderblade.
Thunderblade is the 13th 3D release and we’ve not seen this game released on a console since the late 80’s / early 90’s.
Through Google Translate it seems that Yosuke Okunari (SEGA 3D project leader) has indicated this may be the last 3D release of the second wave of games. The 2nd wave included Afterburner, OutRun and also Fantasy Zone I & II.
Here’s a great line up of the original arcades that have had the 3DS treatment.
Hopefully this means that Europe, Australia and the U.S get the the second wave announced in the next few months.