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100 Nintendo DS Titles Expected by Year's End

by Judy on May 9, 2006 @ 12:10 p.m. PDT

Publishers and developers worldwide will release more than 100 new Nintendo DS games in 2006. Nintendo will be releasing some big fan favorites, including the New Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass, Donkey Kong: King of Swing DS, and more. The NDS Lite is set to launch on June 11.

On June 11, Nintendo DS itself gets a makeover when Nintendo introduces the lighter, brighter Nintendo DS Lite in the Americas. The redesigned system features a more compact size and screens with four adjustable brightness levels. The Polar White system will sell as low as $129.99 at retailers nationwide.

"We remain committed to going where others can't – or won't," says George Harrison, Nintendo of America's senior vice president of marketing and corporate communications, during Nintendo's annual media briefing in Los Angeles prior to the start of the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) video game trade show. "By grouping our innovative DS games together under the umbrella term 'Touch Generations,' new players will easily be able to identify games designed for them."

To date, Nintendo DS has sold through more than 16 million units worldwide. Nintendo DS demonstrates that marrying improvements to the interface with amazing software results in a dramatic shift in the way that both game makers and the public think of video games. With new ways to play and new categories of software, the success of Nintendo DS is setting the stage for Wii.

More than 100 games will be available for Nintendo DS this year alone from publishers worldwide. Some of the biggest fan favorites will come from Nintendo:

  • New Super Mario Bros., a new 2-D Super Mario game that anyone can enjoy.
  • The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass builds on the cel-shaded fun of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker with touch-screen controls and wireless competition.
  • Chibi-Robo: Park Patrol sends everyone's favorite robotic helper on a new mission in the great outdoors.
  • Elite Beat Agents brings the cult import hit Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan! to the Americas.
  • DK: King of Swing DS sends Donkey Kong on a swinging new adventure.
  • Hotel Dusk: Room 215 turns Nintendo DS into a film noir mystery.
  • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team for the first time lets users play as a Pokémon, speaking and interacting with other characters in a world populated only by Pokémon.
  • Gamers also can anticipate creative new Nintendo DS games featuring Star Fox, Wario and Kirby, as well as a wild adventure set on Yoshi's Island.

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