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Default The Nintendo DS Revealed!

The Nintendo DS Revealed!

The next Nintendo console is causing a lot of talk, and for good reason. The Nintendo DS (stands for dual screen) is Nintendo's newest handheld system, that uses two screens. With this year's E3 upon us, Nintendo finally revealed what the console looks like. The idea is that with two screens, you get two different perspectives of the game at once. For example, in Mario Kart, you can view yourself driving the kart in one screen, while another screen shows the map.

Other key features include a touch screen input, voice recognition, and wireless communication. Very unique features indeed. Also, Nintendo DS will support GBA games, there are dual slots, one for GBA games and one for DS games.

Nintendo DS versus Sony's PSP
The Nintendo DS will be up against Sony's PSP (stands for Playstation Portable) handheld. Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto, whose creations include Mario, Zelda, and Donkey Kong, speaks about the PSP and the Nintendo DS:

"The PSP will not be able to display anything that you cannot do on a current system... we want to do things that you could not do before. We are looking at the creative end," -Shigeru Miyamoto

Sony's PSP Images (Click on Image to Enlarge)

Nintendo DS Games
There are many games in development for the Nintendo DS already. Among some of the Nintendo games are: Mario Kart DS, NEW Super Mario Bros, Animal Crossing DS, and Metroid Prime: Hunters, Super Mario 64x4, PictoChat, WarioWare, Inc. DS. Other games on display at E3 include: Mobile Suit Gundam Seed, Bomberman, Yu-Gi-Oh: Nightmare Troubadour, Pac-Pix, Pac'n Roll, Sonic DS, and Egg Monster Heroes. And there's many more under development, which includes: Spider-Man 2, Dragonball Z, Megaman Battle Network, Need for Speed, Dynasty Warriors, SpongeBob SquarePants, and Rayman. Note: These titles might change.

Release Date
The Nintendo DS is scheduled to be released in late 2004 in Japan and the US, while Europe can expect to see the Nintendo DS in early 2005.

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