Nintendo DS Press Conference

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Oct 7, 2004

Nintendo DS Press Conference by Opium at 1:09 PM (31,286 Views / 0 Likes) 216 replies

  1. Opium
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    A flood of new Nintendo DS news flows in, amongst the news are various new screenshots of previously unknown games and of known games such as Metroid Prime: Hunters. This news post will be continuously updated when more information arrives:

    -Nintendo DS games will retails at US$29.99

    -Final Fantasy 3 is in the works for Nintendo DS

    -Advance Wars DS is being developed

    -Pokemon Platinum and Pokemon Diamond are being developed for Nintendo DS to be released in 2005


    Japanese Launch Titles:

    # Super Mario 64 DS, Nintendo, 4800 yen
    # Pokemon Dash, Nintendo, 4800 yen
    # Band Brothers (Jam with the Band in America), Nintendo, 4800 yen
    # Chokkan Hito Fude, Nintendo, 3800 yen
    # Zoo Keeper, Success
    # Mahjong Taikai, Koei
    # The Urbz: Sims in the City, Electronic Arts
    # Kimi no Tame Nara Shineru, Sega
    # Kenshuui Tendou Dokuta, Spike
    # Tounou ni Asekaku Game Series! Vol. 1 Cool 10 4 Joker & Setline, Aruze
    # Mister Driller DS, Namco

    The US launch Titles (not yet confirmed):

    # Asphalt Urban GT (Ubisoft)
    # Feel the Magic XY/XX (Sega)
    # Madden NFL 2005 (Electronic Arts)
    # Mr. Driller: Drill Spirits (Namco)
    # Ping Pals (THQ)
    # Rayman DS (Ubisoft)
    # Ridge Racer DS (Namco)
    # Spider-Man 2 (Activision)
    # Super Mario 64 DS (Nintendo)
    # Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2005 (Electronic Arts)
    # The Urbz: Sims in the City (Electronic Arts)

    Arriving later on after the official launch will be:
    # Pokémon Dash (Nintendo)
    # Final Fantasy III (Square-Enix)
    # Advance Wars DS (Nintendo)
    # Animal Crossing DS (Nintendo)
    # Bomberman (Hudson)
    # Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles (Square Enix)
    # Frogger (Konami)
    # Crush (Ubisoft)
    # GoldenEye: Rogue Agent (Electronic Arts)
    # Metroid Prime: Hunters (Nintendo)
    # Need for Speed Underground (Electronic Arts)
    # New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo)
    # Viewtiful Joe (Capcom)
    # Wario Ware Inc. DS (Nintendo)
    # Yoshi's Touch & Go (Nintendo)
    # Mario Kart DS (Nintendo)

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    Read through the comments on this news post for constantly updated media and information too long to post on the GBATemp portal
     


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    wow. sounds great.
     
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    Nintendo Press Release:

    REDMOND, Wash., Oct. 7, 2004 - Imagine using the touch screen of Nintendo DS™ to call a secret audible at the line of scrimmage when your wireless opponent threatens a blitz. Is your Sim feeling blue? Redesign her apartment or create a pet with the touch of the screen. Can't find that last star? Use the second screen to track down your nemesis in the vast worlds of Super Mario® 64 DS.

    From Mario™ to Madden and The Urbz™, familiar characters and dynamic franchises will dominate the launch season for Nintendo DS, while allowing fans to play their favorites in entirely new ways. In the first 30 days of system availability, thanks to unprecedented support from third-party publishers, players can enjoy 10 to 12 DS games covering all genres. By the end of the first quarter of 2005, the Nintendo DS library will grow to 20 to 25 games.

    Nintendo DS will launch in the United States on Nov. 21 at an MSRP of $149.99.

    "DS provides the road map to the future of video games," says Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo of America's executive vice president of sales & marketing. "The overwhelming support of strong third-party titles, combined with Nintendo's flagship franchise, makes this the strongest software support for any Nintendo system in more than a decade."

    As part of an incredibly strong launch offering, players will receive a free playable demo of Nintendo's upcoming Metroid Prime Hunters game, titled Metroid Prime® Hunters: First Hunt. Each system also offers a built-in PictoChat™ feature, which lets users type text or draw pictures and transmit them wirelessly to up to 15 other Nintendo DS users nearby.

    In all, more than 120 games are currently in development for Nintendo DS around the world. Titles available in the launch window include Super Mario 64 DS from Nintendo, Madden NFL 2005, Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® Golf and The Urbz™: Sims in the City™ from EA, and a major title from Activision. Other third-party titles available during the launch period include Ping Pals from THQ, Feel the Magic: XY/XX from SEGA, Rayman DS and Asphalt Urban GT from Ubisoft and Ridge Racer DS and Mr. DRILLER: Drill Spirits from Namco.

    Players can expect Nintendo-published games to retail for as low as $29.99.

    In the coming months, publishers will release a wide range of novel software. Nintendo's list of DS-specific first-party franchises includes a multiplayer Mario Kart, as well as Metroid Prime Hunters, WarioWare, Inc.™ DS, Animal Crossing, Yoshi's Touch & Go, Advance Wars® DS and a new Super Mario Bros., among others.

    Third-party publishers will add GoldenEye: Rogue Agent™ and Need for Speed™ Underground from EA, Viewtiful Joe from Capcom, Bomberman from Hudson Soft, Frogger from Konami, a Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles title from Square Enix, and many more.

    The dual-screened Nintendo DS is a portable video game and communication system that opens up new possibilities for both software developers and game players. Each dual-screened unit, which features a sharp, angular, silver-and-black design, has a built-in stylus for use on the touch screen, a built-in microphone for voice recognition and wireless capabilities via both local area network and Wi-Fi connections. Nintendo DS represents a third, distinct hardware line for Nintendo, along with Nintendo GameCube™ and Game Boy® Advance SP.

    Each title takes advantage of the unique Nintendo DS features. For example, in Madden NFL 2005, one screen will show all 22 players on the field, while the other will display the key action. Players also will be able to compete head-to-head wirelessly. In Super Mario 64 DS, players choose one of four characters as they experience the groundbreaking Mario game in completely news ways exclusive to Nintendo DS, such as head-to-head wireless battling, new touch-sensitive mini-games and innovative control options. In Metroid Prime Hunters: First Hunt, up to four players can compete wirelessly. Multiple control schemes take full advantage of the touch screen, giving all gamers an ideal way to play.

    In addition to these upcoming titles, Nintendo DS already features compatibility with more than 550 games. Its second game port allows users to play single-player modes of games made for Game Boy Advance SP.

    The worldwide leader and innovator in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its popular home and portable video game systems. Each year, hundreds of all-new titles for the best-selling Game Boy® Advance, Nintendo DS™ and Nintendo GameCube™ systems extend Nintendo's vast game library and continue the tradition of delivering a rich, diverse mix of quality video games for players of all ages. Since the release of its first home video game system in 1983, Nintendo has sold more than 1.9 billion video games and more than 170 million hardware units globally, creating enduring industry icons such as Mario™ and Donkey Kong® and launching popular culture franchise phenomena such as Metroid®, Zelda™ and Pokémon®. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo's operations in the Western Hemisphere.
     
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    Wow, the DS sure does have some neat software. [​IMG]
     
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    What can I say? Wow, that's an incredible launch. The PSP is going to have a really tough time beating this, especially since it won't launch this year at all.

    Damn, I'm looking forward to buying one. Just hope someone will hack in real wi-fi support so we can play games over the net, that'd be absolutely killer, can't understand why they aren't implenting it allready.
     
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    This is stellar news, all I can say is ":O". Nintendo is pulling out all the stops this time, and it looks like they won't disappointment.

    Excitement level: Through the roof!
     
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    From IGN, very interesting read. I suggest to all read over these details:

    Super Mario 64 DS
    Super Mario 64 arrives on the Nintendo DS with all-new features that take full advantage of the new portable system's dual screens, touch screen and wireless multiplayer capability. New characters, stages and puzzles await players. In addition to Mario, players will be able to play as Yoshi, Luigi and even Wario, each of whom has different abilities integral to collecting every last one of the 150 Power Stars hidden in the castle and grounds. Play through Adventure mode, tons of new touch-sensitive mini-games or battle up to three friends in Wireless Versus mode, which you can play with only one DS Game Card.

    Metroid Prime Hunters: First Hunt
    Experience the ferocious first-person action of the Metroid Prime universe on the Nintendo DS in the playable demo. Hone your skills against a slew of enemies in single-player training modes like Regulator, Survival and Morph Ball, then put them to the test when you compete in Death Match arenas with your friends over a wireless connection. Multiple control schemes take full advantage of the touch screen, giving all gamers an ideal way to play.

    PictoChat
    Keep in constant contact with your friends with PictoChat, a wireless chat program that's built into the Nintendo DS. As many as 16 people per chat room can link over a wireless connection and chat and swap drawings. Hand-write words or draw pictures on the Nintendo DS touch screen, and then send them to your friends. You can even copy someone else's message, edit it, add to it and send it back. Anyone with a Nintendo DS can play with PictoChat...no Game Card is required.

    Advance Wars DS (temporary title)
    The popular Advance Wars series is coming to the Nintendo DS. The latest game in the vaunted military tactics series features a new battle system that takes full advantage of the system's two screens. New missions will have you commanding air forces in the sky on the top screen and ground forces below on the touch screen. You can also take the fight to the enemy in all-new Survival and Combat game modes. In addition to leading your army to victory with a slew of original COs, you can also clash with your friends over a wireless connection.

    Another (temporary title)
    Uncover clues to a family's painful mystery in Another, a Nintendo DS specific adventure. The game will feature unique puzzles that must be solved using the touch screen and microphone. During play, one screen displays conversations while the other screen displays character actions.

    Jam With The Band (temporary title)
    Grab the stylus, choose your favorite instrument and a song and cue the scrolling dots on the touch screen with perfect timing. An unlimited number of people can link up and form a massive jam session, as long as all players are in wireless range and have their own Game Cards. As many as eight people can jam together over a wireless connection with just one Game Card. You can even create original compositions by humming into the microphone.

    One-Line Puzzle (temporary title)
    One-Line Puzzle is a simple, stylish puzzle game designed to be played entirely with the Nintendo DS touch screen and a stylus. Use the stylus to draw a stroke, flipping black and white tiles to change and match their color. Three game modes and scores of puzzles will put your puzzle-solving abilities and stylus skills to the test. Challenge a friend to a duel over a wireless connection.

    Puppy Times (temporary title)
    Previously known as Nintendogs, in Puppy Times you can raise up to three adorable puppies and play with them to your heart's content. Teach your pups new tricks: just speak into the system's microphone and they'll respond to the voice commands you've taught them. There will even be modes in Puppy Times that support a wireless connection.

    WarioWare, Inc. DS (temporary title)
    The Nintendo DS version of the Wario Ware series will feature more than 180 all-new, factory-fresh microgames. WarioWare, Inc. DS will have all of the frantic five-second microgame action of the previous games, but with a touching new twist: you can play every microgame with the Nintendo DS touch screen. Many games will even utilize the system's built-in microphone.

    Yoshi's Touch & Go (temporary title)
    Previously known and shown as Balloon Trip, Nintendo will release a game featuring the pairing of Yoshi and Baby Mario. Using the Nintendo DS system's two screens and touch screen capability, players must help Yoshi guard Baby Mario and guide him to safety. On vertical-action levels, players must use the stylus to draw clouds on the touch screen to protect Baby Mario from enemies and lead him to Yoshi. On horizontal side-scrolling levels, players must use the stylus to look out for Yoshi as he gallops across the countryside. Yoshi's Touch & Go will features two-player wireless play.

    Advance Wars DS

    Nintendo has unveiled first details on a new NDS entry in the Advance Wars series of strategy titles.

    The game will utilize the DS's dual screen setup for its strategy battles. During battle, the top screen will show air-based maps with the bottom screen showing ground-based maps. Nintendo states that this system will allow for added strategic opportunities as players can choose to attack from the air, proceed on the ground, and so-forth. Other uses of the twin screens may be included as well.

    Outside of dual screen support, the game will offer some improvements over the Advance Wars formula that has been successful in previous titles. In Advance Wars, players are able to select a general from a large set of pre-set characters. Based on the selected general, the abilities of your army change. New to the series with this entry is a "General Tag" system where players select two generals and can switch between them in the middle of the mission. Doing so will be an important part of strategy.

    The game will also include some new modes, exclusive to the DS. Look forward to the regulars like a Campaign Mode in which you progress through a story, a Trial Mode in which you take part in a quick battle and a Survival Mode in which you clear missions by fulfilling preset requirements. Also included is a Combat Mode which makes use of the DS's touch-panel support for control; details on this mode will have to wait until a future update.

    WiFi play will also be included allowing for multiple players to play together. The number of players and other details on multiplayer gameplay will be revealed shortly.

    With Advance Wars launching this year in Japan, we expect more details to follow soon. Stay tuned!

    Pokemon Dash

    Pokemon fans have a lot to look forward to with the NDS launch. Nintendo announced today that it will launch the NDS in Japan with Pokemon Dash, an all new side entry in the billion selling franchise. The company revealed today first details on the game.

    Pokemon Dash is a new style of action/racing game. The game takes place on Pokemon Island and has players attempt to become the champion of the "Pokemon Dash Grand Prix."

    The game makes use of both DS screens, with the racing action taking place on the touch panel screen. Players interact directly with the touch panel, sliding the touch pen to make Pikachu dash through the race course. Meanwhile, the top screen displays a radar.

    Races are set up with check points. The winner of a race is determined by which player gets to the checkpoints fastest. Players must pay attention to their radar and make sure Pikachu beats all the other Pokemon to the checkpoints.

    Obviously, this kind of game demands some sort of multiplayer support, and Nintendo is planning something along that lines. The game will be playable by six players simultaneously. Details beyond this number have yet to be revealed.

    Pokemon Dash will be using one more feature of the DS beyond the dual screens, touch panel and WiFi. When a Pokemon Emerald Game Boy Advance cartridge and a Pokemon Dash DS cartridge are placed into the DS at the same time, a special Pikachu map opens up in Dash. If you were planning on getting rid of Emerald, don't act so fast.
     
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    I'm curious to see if they will implement Fully Fledged 3D Into Pokemon Dimaond and Pearl. If so they should be quite cool. However I doubt they'll be the definitive Pokemon Game everyone(well.. all the pokemon fans) are looking for.
     
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    Im really liking what Im seeing as far as games down t he line go. But as for the launch titles nothing really sticks out except for MarioDS. Lets hope they give us something else to look forward to at launch. If I wasnt going to get one for free Id probably hold off til first or second quarter 2005 when it looks like alot of the better games will be hitting (ie Advance Wars DS, Mario Kart, Metroid Hunters, Final Fantasy 3, Viewtiful Joe, Bomber man, etc).
     
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    i think that pkmn RPGs for DS will be in 3D and probably will use n64 based pkmn stadium & 2 sprites.
     

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