At Nintendo's press conference today, the company finally broke off the wraps of the Nintendo DS system. The system's been shrouded in secrecy since the company announced its existence back in January, but now all has been revealed officially. The Nintendo DS is still the project name and is expected to have a new one as it gets closer to its release. The unit will feature a clamshell design and two back-lit LCD screens positioned vertically. Both screens are of the same resolution and are three inches diagonally apiece. Nintendo anticipates developers creating games with two independent perspectives, or the ability to hold chats with players during gameplay. The lower screen will offer PDA-like touch capabilities, using either a finger or the included stylus pen. This enables users to activate an on-screen keyboard to send text, or draw directly to the screen. The touch screen will feature a tougher scratch-resistant film for extra durability. Also built into the system is a microphone that can be used for several gameplay elements. The microphone is sensitive to any sound, and the software can be written to recognize anything from hand-claps to full-on voice commands. Nintendo even anticipates giving players the ability to chat voice over wireless internet. That's right, the system will feature wireless connectivity, both using a Nintendo proprietary technology as well as 802.11 support for a wide array of network capabilities. Nintendo has mentioned the possibility of linking the system in hotspots all over the world for connectivity with players thousands of miles away. The system will even support single cartridge multiplayer much like the Game Boy Advance, where specially-written games can be sent wirelessly to cartridge-free Nintendo DS systems. The Nintendo DS system will feature Nintendo 64-like 3D graphic capabilities as well as 16 channel stereo support via the headphone port. The system is currently on schedule for a late 2004 release in the US and Japan, followed by an early 2005 release in Europe. We'll have way more on the Nintendo DS system as the Electronic Entertainment Expo begins tomorrow.
People say that Luigi doesn't get enough attention. Personally I agree, I mean Mario has all of these games that he's the star of and Luigi is either relegated to being player two or is given a vacuum cleaner and gets to be a Ghostbuster...or plays sports or party games, anything else but his own mainstream game. Well Nintendo decided to leave Luigi in charge of the Nintendo 2DS factory for a day and the result is that he entered the wrong access code and accidentally swapped the colors on the 2DS, making the back of the system black and the front red and blue, as opposed to the opposite which we have now. It actually turned out to be a pretty good mistake. Maybe they ought to leave Luigi in charge more often.
The Nintendo DS is still the project name and is expected to have a new one as it gets closer to its release. The unit will feature a clamshell design and two back-lit LCD screens positioned vertically. Both screens are of the same resolution and are three inches diagonally apiece. Nintendo anticipates developers creating games with two independent perspectives, or the ability to hold chats with players during gameplay.
What is the Nintendo DS Lite?
The Nintendo DS Lite is a dual-screen handheld gaming console by Nintendo. It's the second iteration of the Nintendo DS, and most of its improvements over the original style Nintendo DS (sometimes called the “Nintendo DS Phat”) are aesthetic. The Nintendo DS Lite is smaller, thinner, and lighter than the original DS, and its screens are larger and brighter. The Nintendo DS Lite has a longer battery life versus the original Nintendo DS, and it's packed with a thicker stylus that's easier to hold. A large number of colors are available, and even some
The Nintendo DS Lite's functions are identical to the original Nintendo DS. Nintendo developed the DS Lite to be lightweight, compact, and therefore attractive to gamers as well as people who previously had only a passing curiosity about the hobby. With nearly 85 million Nintendo DS Lites sold worldwide, it's safe to say Nintendo got people's attention with the system.