Here's the big list of Nintendo DS games from Nintendo's press kit. Big surprises inside!
Here's the big fat list of DS games from Nintendo's press kit. Not only has Nintendo shown some great-looking DS titles, but there are some big names in the 3rd party lists, too.
These are Nintendo's own titles that we saw at the press conference, and that we'll be getting impressions of from the show tomorrow.
- Metroid Prime: Hunters: This is a FPS deathmatch game that uses touch screen to rotate the camera, aim, fire, and morph into a ball. It looks just like Metroid on the GameCube!
- Super Mario 64x4: We saw Mario, Wario, Luigi and Yoshi flying around the opening area of Super Mario 64. The top screen showed a camera view of the players, and the bottom showed a map.
- PictoChat: This is a 16-user sketch and messaging program. This could be awesome for Hangman or an iSketch-like game, or spouting "OMG LOL."
- WarioWare, Inc. DS: We saw a few minigames based on using the stylus for things like rotating objects, cutting ropes, and scratching Wario's back.
Nintendo Tech Demos
These aren't games, just examples of what the DS can do. We should be able to fiddle with these at the show, too.
- Balloon Trip: Players can place clouds to guide a falling Baby Mario by using the touch-screen.
- Carving: Players can spin a piece of wood, steel or watermelon and carve away at it by using the stylus.
- Mario's Face: Get all up in Mario's face with this demonstration of the 3D abilities of the DS.
- DS Pikachu: This demonstrates moving the 3D view from screen to screen and interacting with Pikachu by using the stylus.
- Special Effects: Create trails of water, fire, and other effects. Use one screen as a beatbox while using the other as sound visualization. Slide boxes around to distort a geometric shape on the secondary screen.
- Submarine: One screen shows the position of the sub while the other put players at the helm.
- Table Hockey: Use the stylus to hit the puck around at different speeds.
Hot, hot press conference video showed these in action.
- Mario Kart DS: We saw the Mario Kart crew on a course from Double Dash, with the main screen on the top and a map and rankings on the bottom screen.
- Animal Crossing DS: Wandering town on the top screen while editing textures or typing letters on the bottom makes it look like Animal Crossing was meant just for the DS.
- NEW Super Mario Bros.: We saw awesome 3D graphics with 2D gameplay, and out-of-control consumption of super mushrooms.
- Nintendogs: We saw a 3D dog for a few seconds and a kid laughing at it. A virtual pet game, maybe?
3rd party games on display
These should be floating around the show tomorrow.
Other 3rd party games in development
These are in development, and that's about all we know.
- Activision: Spider-Man 2
- Atari: undetermined title
- Bandai: One Piece, other titles
- Banpresto: Dragonball Z
- Capcom: Megaman Battle Network, Viewtiful Joe, Gyakuten Saiban
- EA: Need for Speed
- FromSoftware: several undetermined titles
- Hudson: several undetermined titles
- Koei: Dynasty Warriors
- Konami: Frogger 2005
- Majesco: undetermined title
- Namco: Mr. Driller, new RPG
- Sega: Project Rub
- Square Enix: Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles, Dragon Quest Monsters
- Tecmo: Monster Rancher, undetermined title by Team Ninja
- THQ: SpongeBob SquarePants
- Ubisoft: Rayman
- Vivendi: undetermined title