Picross 3D is a sequel to the very popular Nintendo DS video game Picross DS. It was announced during Nintendo's October 2008 conference, and is set to be released in 2009. The game's name derives from the fact that rather than being placed on a flat surface, the puzzle is separated onto various objects that start out as a cube. By depleting certain blocks on the cube (these blocks to be destroyed determined by the numbers) you'll eventually reveal an image, such as a puppy dog.
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Picross 3D has received very positive reviews from critics, currently sporting an 82 on Metacritic. Several critics have rewarded it with a perfect to near perfect score. GiantBomb gave it a perfect 5 out of 5, saying that "Picross 3D gets hard. But it never feels impossible, and it's the sort of game that causes afternoons to simply vanish. If you're looking to do a little time-traveling, Picross 3D is a great way to do it." Nintendo Power argued that the game wasn't as enjoyable as the original Picross DS, but saying that it was fun nonetheless.