25th September Race Driver: Create & Race Region: US Genre: Race-me-do Developer: FireBrand Games Publisher: Codemasters Multi-player: You bet your sweet ass! Online via Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, Multi-card Multiplayer, Single-card Multiplayer, DS Card Save! Take that and party! To be honest, I'm expecting to be disappointed by this. A lot of previews are saying "its ok" but then they said that about Excite Truck and Asphalt GT 2 DS and I really enjoyed those games. It does sound like theres a lot of work gone into this title so lets see if it becomes the DS racer of choice. Video Link Crayola Treasure Adventures Region: US Genre: Adventure-me-do Developer: Crave Publisher: Crave (Uh oh!) Crayola Treasure Adventures asks the explorer to color, draw, and think their way through numerous exotic locations, challenging puzzles, and exciting adventures. Crayola Treasure Adventures also offers a digital coloring book that lets the young artist run wild with their imagination through more than a hundred different digital crayons and pictures that the young artist may colour. Its a kids game so expect it to totally talk down to them and to kinda suck a bit. World Series of Poker 2008: Battle for the Bracelets Region: US Genre: Poker-me-do Developer: Left Field Productions Publisher: Activison Poker game of course, apparently its by Left Field Productions (who did the awesome ExciteBike 64 and the awful Dave Mirra PSP game) but they don't mention the DS version on their site. Can't find any screens at all. Animal Genius Region: US Genre: Edutain-me-do Developer: Scholastic, Inc. Publisher: Activision Originally on LeapPad (oh dear!) this title is some kinda really lame game that apparently teaches kids about animals through lame mini games and quizzes. 27th September Kurupoto Cool Cool Stars Region: US Genre: Puzzle-me-do Developer: Starfish SD Publisher: UFO Interactive As a Star Worshipper, it is up to you, the Kurupoto, to free these Haloes from the puzzles they are stuck in and get your beloved stars shining in the sky once more. Simply tap the touchscreen and rotate the puzzle pieces that stand between your beloved stars and their Haloes -- there are over 100 levels and thousands of possibilities to play through! Warning! Every DS game UFO have released has been horrible! Arctic Tale Region: US Genre: Puzzle-me-do Developer: Atomic Planet Publisher: Zoo Digital / DSI Interactive Yes its based on a National Geographic license and will probably suck ass as its published by both Zoo Digital and DSI Interactive who have release so many bad games this year. Just look at the lame ass screens!! Tamagochi no Puchi Puchi Omisechi Mina San-kyu! Region: Japan Genre: Puzzle-me-do Developer: Starfish SD Publisher: UFO Interactive The 3rd in the series, as known everywhere else as "Tamagotchi Connection Corner Shop". Not actually tried any of the games. Also out in Japan on this day are: Bartender DS Eiken DS Itsudemo Doko Demo Jigoku Shoulo: Akekazura Kokoro o Yasumeru Otona no Nurie DS 2 Mitsukete! Keroro Gunsou: Machigai Sagashi Daisakusen de arimasu! Picto Image DS Simple Series Vol. 23: The Puzzle Quest: Agaria no Kishi Zaidan Houjin Nippon Kanji Nouryoku Kentei Kyoukai Kounin: KanKen DS 2 + Jouyou Kanji Jiten 28th September Fifa 2008 Region: Europe Genre: Football-me-do Developer: EA Canada Publisher: EA Multi-player: Holy crap yes! Online via Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, Multi-card Multiplayer, Single-card Multiplayer. Yet another FIFA game, Control the goalkeeper in one-on-one situations to deny the striker yourself, position the goalie exactly where you want on corners, and take complete control to make the save on free kicks. It's now all up to you! Use the stylus and touch pad for ultimate control on free kicks and penalty kicks. Run up and strike the ball, curling a shot around the wall and into the goal. On defense, take control of your goalie and command the wall at the most crucial times. Master your nerves and perfect your shot on penalty kicks to win glory for your club in a new Penalty Shoot-Out mode. This year it is more strategic to break down the opposition than ever before with new defensive and positioning logic that ensures players are in the right place at the right time, constantly considering all threats and opportunities. The FIFA DS titles are the best footy games on the DS but thats not really saying much but they are pretty decent. Only problem was sometimes the controls weren't the best and the graphics were not great, hell not even as good as the later PSX/N64 titles. So far each release has got slightly better and those who played it at Leipzig say its much better. Video Link Sorry no screenshots just yet, the ones on the EA site are of the console versions. Only that poorly filmed video for now. Ankh: Curse of the Scarab King Region: UK Genre: Point 'n' click adventure-me-do Developer: Deck13 Publisher: Xider A port of the PC point & click title. It will be scaled down graphically and won't feature as much voice work but the rest is pretty much the same game. Sneak into the Pharaoh's pyramid and meet up with Assil and his crew of crazy friends. Just as the party starts to get hot. A silly accident turns life upside down! Unleashing a deadly curse and discovering a precious amulet as Assil, you will be immersed in Ankh's Amazing ancient world. The PC version has had decent reviews getting 3 and half out of 5 scores at most places. Ok not that much, but maybe two worth getting. This is the calm before the storm! As usual dates change blah blah and don't expect a ROM on the release day.