Huh. So Square Enix recently revealed that they're developing Bust-A-Move Universe for the Nintendo 3DS for release this spring. It's basically the same game as the one that first appeared in 1994 from Taito shoot a third bubble at two of the same color to make them all disappear but in 3D. There's Puzzle Mode, which contains boss battles, and 100-second 300-second or Nonstop Bubbles in Challenge Mode.
It's very odd, because having played the 3DS, I came to realize that 2D sprite-based games would look really weird on the system. It would basically make them look flat, like Paper Mario (which will be totally awesomesauce when it comes out on the 3DS, by the way), but on various planes of depth. So I'm not really sure how Bust-A-Move is supposed to work in 3D. I guess exploding bubbles might be cool bursting out of your screen, and Bub and Bob will of course be fully-rounded 3D polygons now. But it's primarily a 2D game, and I'll be interested to see how it plays in 3D when there's really no depth to the gameplay (so to speak).
Of course, the most interesting aspect of Square Enix's press release regarding the game isn't the announcement of the game itself (although as a big fan of Bust-A-Move, I'm totally buying this), but the fact that they say it will "be available in Spring 2011 for a suggested price of $29.99." Granted, they make sure to use the word "suggested," but it's the first solid evidence of a price point for a 3DS game I've seen yet. I still feel like the A-list titles are going to be $39.99, but this would seem to indicate that B-list games will be offered at a slight discount, just as they are now. But we'll have to wait and see!