It's been almost a full year since Nintendo announced at GDC 2011 that Game Gear and TurboGrafx-16 titles would be made available on the Nintendo 3DS eShop's Virtual Console at some point and time. That point and time is still unclear, but if a new listing on the Entertainment Software Ratings Board is any indication, a pair of Game Gear titles will be arriving somewhat soon.
Listings for Shinobi and Sonic Triple Trouble for the Game Gear have been re-rated for the Nintendo 3DS recently, and while release dates aren't apart of that ESRB listing, it generally means that they're close to release--like within the next couple of months.
The two titles will mark the first non-Nintendo games to appear on the 3DS.
I'm glad to see Game Gear games making an appearance, as it gives me hope to see Columns on the 3DS.