GBA cartridge add-on to provide authentic retro control.
This week's Famitsu brings news that Taito is reviving the Arkanoid series in Japan. The game will be coming to the Nintendo DS and allows gamers the option of a paddle controller add-on. The paddle is plugged directly into the DS's GBA cartridge slot to complete the retro experience for serious fans of the arcade original.
Control authenticity comes at a price, however, as gamers will have to pay an additional 1800 Yen for the paddle add-on. The paddle will come in 4 colors: white, silver, pink, and black. A bundle of the game and paddle will also be offered for 4,800 Yen, an 800 Yen savings.
Gamers not inclined to spend extra cash on the paddle will be able to control the game with the D-Pad or the touch screen. The Stylus is used to slide the floating platform on the bottom from left to right, bouncing destructive balls up to the top screen to destroy blocks. Arkanoid DS will include 140 stages to play through and will feature music by Zuntata.
Arkanoid DS is set to be released in Japan on December 6. Taito has not announced a release for the US or other territories.