Nintendo DS gets major support, games

Many publishers have announced major titles to hit the new system

This year's E3 conference made believers out of the skeptics in Nintendo's new dual-screened handheld. Although Sony seems to have support behind its PSP, Nintendo will be first out of the gate with believers in the form of EA, Ubisoft and more.

"Publishers worldwide have taken the unique creative tools of our dual-screened Nintendo DS and used them to invent completely new ways to play," says Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo of America's executive vice president of sales and marketing. "Just imagine the possibilities that a touch screen, voice recognition and wireless multiplayer action bring to video games."

Upcoming games from publishers like Electronic Arts, Square Enix, Capcom, Atari, Sega, Activision, Konami, Namco, Ubisoft, Vivendi Universal Games, THQ, Majesco and others demonstrate the broad range of support that Nintendo DS enjoys.

"EA's studio teams are working on a lot of great titles for the Nintendo DS," says Steve Chiang, General Manager of EA's Tiburon Studio, which makes Madden NFL.

"With the wireless feature, Madden players will be able to battle one another head-to-head like never before on a portable system."

"From the first time we saw the abilities of the Nintendo DS, we knew we had something extraordinary in our hands," says Will Kassoy, Activision's vice president of global brand management. "Our developers dove right in and made the most of the unique features of this revolutionary new system."

"THQ will be a big supporter of the hand-held Nintendo DS," says Brian Farrell, THQ's president and CEO. "The untapped capabilities demonstrate an exciting leap in hand-held video game technology."

Software companies around the globe have more than 120 Nintendo DS games in development. The following list includes a partial sampling of publishers and Nintendo DS games in development for the Western Hemisphere, with more to be announced in the future. Note that many are working titles, and that the information is subject to change.

Atari, Inc.

Atari Classics

Atlus USA

Snowboard Kids DS
Plus three additional titles in development

Bandai Entertainment Inc.

Mobile Suit Gundam Seed
Plus one additional title in development

Capcom Entertainment, Inc.

Mega Man Battle Network
Viewtiful Joe
Plus one additional title in development

Electronic Arts

Madden NFL
Need For Speed Underground
Tiger Woods PGA Tour Golf
The URBZ: Sims in the City

Hudson Soft Co., Ltd.


Koei Co., Ltd.

Dynasty Warriors (working title)
Plus two additional titles in development

Konami Digital Entertainment

Boktai (working title)
Castlevania (working title)
Dragon Booster (working title)
Frogger 2005 (working title)
Survival Kids (working title)
World Soccer Winning Eleven series (working title)
Vandal Hearts (working titles)
WINX (working title)
Yu-Gi-Oh! Nightmare Troubadour


Moonlight Fables
Plus at least three additional titles in development

Namco Hometek Inc.

New Mr. Driller (working title)
Pac 'n Roll (working title)
Pac-Pix (working title)

Orbital Media

Four titles in development, including the genres of action platformer, strategy role-playing, combat racing and family.

SEGA of America, Inc.

Project Rub (working title)
Sonic DS (working title)

Square Enix Co., Ltd.

A new story of Secret of Mana
A new story of Slime Morimori Dragon Quest
Dragon Quest Monsters series
Egg Monster Heroes
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles series

Summitsoft Corporation

Air Assault 2
Organizer Plus

Tecmo, Inc.

Monster Rancher
Plus one additional title in development

Telegames, Inc.

Ultimate Brain Games
Ultimate Card Games
Ultimate Pocket Games


SpongeBob SquarePants
Plus five additional titles in development

Ubisoft Entertainment

Asphalt GT
Plus additional titles in development, including a major movie license for early 2005

Vivendi Universal Games



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