A new trailer for the upcoming Nintendo DS game Pokémon Black/White offers a peek into some of the game’s new monsters and new features, including team battles – the trailer showed 2-on-2 and 3-on-3 fights. I wonder if the game will have pokémans so tough that you’ll have to use all six of your monsters at once just to beat one of them.
I really like Olivier Demangel‘s take on the Nintendo DS. It’s true that the DSi XL has got larger screens, but Olivier’s design makes them even bigger. He calls it the Nintendo 3DS, which happens to be the name Nintendo has been using for their upcoming 3D console.
A sneaky press release (pdf, Japanese) reveals that the next version of the Nintendo DS will feature glasses-free 3D. Tentatively called Nintendo 3DS, the device will apparently still be compatible with DS and DSi games.
… possible even two. Legendary video game designer Shigeru Miyamoto told Forbes that he’s “devoting” himself to finding out more ways to get the Nintendo DS as well as the Wii into schools. Miyamoto also said that Nintendo will start “to roll out the Nintendo DS system in junior high and elementary schools in Japan starting in the new school year.”
That statement cracked me up; makes it sound as if the schools in Japan don’t have any say in the matter.
Greet the customer! Ask for order! Offer apple pie! According to Nikkei, McDonald’s Japan is developing a Nintendo DS training program for part-time employees. The program is called eSmart, and will cost the fastfood giant upwards of ¥200,000,000 (approx.
I don’t own a Nintendo DS, so this time I’m not being sarcastic: DS owners, do you think controlling vehicles on your portable would be more fun if you had a virtual steering wheel? Because it seems that Nintendo thinks that it’s a great idea: the company filed a patent for a “Driving Game Steering Wheel Simulation Method and Apparatus” last November.
You can check out the full details at the USPTO‘s website, but here’s the short version: it’s a touch screen steering wheel, apparently for a portable gaming device, as shown in the above sketches.
Here’s betting this won’t be around for long, with Nintendo’s itchy cease-and-desist finger, but for now, the homebrew Super Smash Bros Rumble game for the DS exists, and it’s definitely worth checking out.
All jokes about the mighty fist of Nintendo aside, SSB Rumble has been around for over a year, and while this latest version is labeled Demo 0.7,
If you’ve been on the fence about whether or not Love Plus is a decent dating sim, wonder no more: one guy thought it was so good he actually went and married it. Or her. Her being one of the game’s virtual girlfriends, Nene Anegasaki.
The rumors were right – Nintendo officially unveiled the DSi LL, which is basically a Nintendo DSi but with much larger 4.2-inch screens, a 93% increase over the 3.2-inch screens on the DSi. The DSi LL also has 2 pens, a relatively jumbo sized 5-inch pen and a smaller pen that’s still slightly larger than the touch pen on the DSi.
Fans of the just-released Nintendo DS puzzler Scribblenauts, here’s something fun for you. It’s a pixel art tribute to the game’s protagonist, Maxwell.
Created by Faith over at The Girl Gamer, Maxwell is constructed out of fused Perler beads, a popular medium in the geek-pixel-craft world.
You can learn all sorts of things with the Nintendo DS, from foreign vocabulary words to yoga (and even yoga for your face). But why stop there? Starting in November, you’ll be able to use your trusty Nintendo handheld to study piano… with a mini-keyboard attachment and all!
The graphics don’t exactly look spectacular, but they almost never do in DS screenshots.
Piracy has been a rampant problem with the Nintendo DS, particularly since the simpler slot-1 flash carts became a factor. With the new DSi, Nintendo has been hoping to combat the problem. Enter the iPlayer: a flash cart dedicated to turning the DSi into a media machine.
Media playback isn’t new to the DS, and hence the DSi, but prepping video for the DS has long been an arduous process.
For a long time, Gauntlet DS needed a publisher badly. Eidos was set to bring the classic hack-and-slash game to the Nintendo handheld, but the game faded away with little fanfare. Gauntlet DS has resurfaced, though, with Majesco apparently backing the project.
Gauntlet DS disappeared from retailer lists earlier this year, but the title–with its new publisher–has returned, and was spotted on the ESRB website with its fancy new rating.
Look familiar? Almost, but this is not The Legend of Zelda you grew up with! The Legend of Zelda: The Shards of Light is a homebrew remake for the DS that seeks to expand and improve on one of the greatest games of all time, the original adventure of Link.
Look at all those items you can use there.