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Namco Releases Two DS Games

November 30, 2004, 11:04 am PST
Total comments: 4

Drill or Drive with Namco on the Nintendo DS.

MR. DRILLER® DRILL SPIRITS AND RIDGE RACER® DS LAUNCH ON NINTENDO DS

Namco Franchise Favorites Ship to Stores Nationwide For Nintendo DS

SAN JOSE, Ca., (November 30, 2004) - Leading video games publisher and developer Namco Hometek Inc. announced today that Mr. DRILLER® Drill Spirits has begun shipping to retail outlets nationwide exclusively for the Nintendo DS. Namco has also announced that another favorite franchise title, Ridge Racer® DS, will begin shipping the first week of December 2004. Taking advantage of the technology the new platform has to offer, both titles utilize dual-screen support and wireless connectivity to the fullest - providing players with the ultimate Nintendo DS gaming experience.

"The unique attributes of the Nintendo DS platform have allowed our designers to be truly innovative in developing these two launch titles," said Nobuhiro Kasahara, president and chief executive officer of Namco Hometek Inc. "We're thrilled to be able to offer Mr. DRILLER and Ridge Racer fans a completely new and exciting way to experience their favorite games."

Mr. DRILLER Drill Spirits allows players to utilize the innovative dual-screen interface and the new stylus for the ultimate in drilling action. Players are challenged to either rescue their fellow Drillers or collect power capsules to destroy the menacing Destroyer Drill. Supporting up to five players via Nintendo DS wireless capabilities, Mr. DRILLER Drill Spirits offers players various quick play modes and head-to-head races anytime and anywhere.

Ridge Racer DS, the popular arcade racing series, provides racing fans with all the tire-screechin' fast-paced action they can handle -- all in the palm of their hands on the Nintendo DS. By offering true analog steering through the Nintendo DS touch screen, players can experience a variety of single-player racing modes, multiplayer races supporting up to six players and much more.

Mr. DRILLER Drill Spirits is available now in North American retail outlets and Ridge Racer DS will be available in December 2004 exclusively on the Nintendo DS. For more information, please visit: www.namco.com.

Talkback

thepogaNovember 30, 2004

is ridge racer single cart multiplayer?

EDIT: after an hour of searching, I have found out that it is. So yeah.

Smash_BrotherDecember 01, 2004

Yeah, but I hear Mr. Driller ISN'T single card...

Not sure what's up with that...

Bill AurionDecember 01, 2004

It has to do with the willingness of the developer...

Smash_BrotherDecember 02, 2004

Sadly, I'm looking in the direction of "We can make more money this way."

But maybe that's the natural pessimism which soaks in over time...

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