Monday, August 14, 2006 6:15:21 PM
Nintendo-Europe have released a new video showing more details of their Touch Generation title "42 All-Time Classics".
I have to say though, they've probably chosen the worst
games on offer to show off this title!
Ah well. It still looks like a good buy in my opinion. Playing Dominoes with someone half-way accross the world appeals to me for some reason!
The video can be found here
Wednesday, August 9, 2006 4:17:33 PM
Famitsu have released details of a new tank game for the DS due to come out later this year. Milestone Inc's “Tank Beat” is set for a release in November, and looks like a fairly interesting title.
The tank is controlled using the stylus, and the game will feature a fairly detailed story mode. It look like you can upgrade your tank as the game progresses, and collect new tanks to use in the future.
Along with the story mode, there is a trial mode, which allows you to play all the missions that you have completed, and also a multiplayer battle game. The game is WiFi enabled, so you can battle other tanks across the globe.
Although details are sketchy, this title may be worth keeping an eye on, if it gets a Western release.
Full details can be found here
(Japanese translated by Google).Pictures from Famitsu.com
Thursday, July 27, 2006 4:24:23 PM
Nintendo have announced that they are releasing two flight sims for the DS.
The first to be released is Star Fox Command, which is the next installment of the popular franchise. This gets released on the 28th August in the US, and is wi-fi enabled. The video here
looks very nice, and I for one will be looking forward to dogfights with people accross the globe. It looks as though you can choose different ships, which is a new twist on the game. If the single-player game is solid, this could be a real gem of a game.
The other flight sim is known as DS Air - whether this name will change by the release is unknown, and there is no definite release date. Again video footage can be found here
. by the looks of it, the game is more "sophitiscated" than Star Fox, which may put some people off. it is also Wi-Fi enabled, however, so it could yet turn out to be a cracking multiplayer game.Pictures from nintendo.com
Thursday, July 27, 2006 4:11:25 PM
A game which has grabbed my attention is Nintendo's 42 All-Time Classics. It's a game which brings together a variety of pastime games, such as poker, darts, bowling, and chess. The key feature for me is that it's going to be Wi-Fi compatible, meaning that you can play these games with people all over the world. Nintendo say:
The latest title in Nintendo’s innovative Touch! Generations range, 42 All-Time Classics does away with cumbersome boards and packs of cards. Instead it combines the Nintendo DS’s innovative touch screen control mechanism with 42 of the most popular games ever invented; ranging from card classics like Poker and Texas Hold ‘Em, board games such as Chess and Backgammon to bar games like Darts and Snooker.
On top of the huge variety of single player content, this game features a multiplayer mode allowing you to play fun games with your family as well as competing with friends. Play with up to seven friends via the Nintendo DS local wireless network, or connect with the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection service to challenge people from different towns or even different countries for the majority of the games within this title. All the games in 42 All-Time Classics feature a stats tracking function, allowing you to view your wins and losses as well as other statistics for each game.
42 All-Time Classics features a built-in “PictoChat” function, which allows players to communicate (send and receive messages) while playing. Now not only can you play Poker against friends, but you can psyche them out too by bluffing about your hand!
With 42 games on offer there is something to keep even the most dedicated players busy for months. 42 All-Time Classics launches across Europe on 29th September exclusively on the Nintendo DS for the estimated retail price of around £20/€30.
It sounds good to me, and the US release date is set for October 9th 2006. Some video of the game can be found here
, though I'm not sure if you need to be a member to view it.Picture from nintendo-europe