VGF.Net - Video Gamers First Network
   Navigation menu
NGF Home
News
Codes
Reviews
Previews
Mailbag
Features
Release List
FAQs
Contests
Affiliates
Staff
Misc.

     

 


Specials:
-Staff Picks: Favorite Video Game Theme Songs
-Sonic Comparison Part III
-Sonic Comparison Part II
(More Specials)

GCN Reviews:
-Enter the Matrix
-Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chaos Bleeds
-Charlie's Angels
(More GCN Reviews)

GBA Reviews:
-Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow
-Pokémon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire
-Mega Man & Bass

(
More GBA Reviews)

GCN Previews:
-X-Men: Legends
-The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords

(
More GCN Previews)

GBA Previews:
-Sword of Mana
-Final Fantasy Tactics Advance
(More GBA Previews)

News:
-GameCube Now $99
-Atlus Ships Shining Soul
-Mario Kart Pre-Order Bonus
-XIII Multiplayer Details
-WWE Wrestlemania XIX Ships
-THQ & Disney Deal on GBA
-New Player's Choice Titles
-Dr. Pepper Contest
-Soul Calibur II Ships
-Two Atlus GBA Screens
-GBA Selling Well
-Midway Announces NARC
-Majesco Ships Iridion II
-DBZ Character Profiles

-BAM! Ships Ed, Edd n Eddy
-Splinter Cell Ships Early
-Splinter Cell Connectivity Details
-ATI Working on Next Nintendo?
(More News)


 
Message Boards | VGF.com | Hosting/Get Affiliated  
Ad Info

 

Nintendo DS Redesigned
July 28, 2004

NINTENDO ANNOUNCES OFFICIAL NAME AND NEW DESIGN FOR NINTENDO DS



More Than 120 Games in Development Worldwide for Nintendo's New Game Platform

REDMOND, Wash., July 28, 2004 – In preparation for the launch of Nintendo DS™ in North America and Japan later this year, Nintendo today announces major global developments for the innovative dual-screen, wireless, hand-held video game system.


Nintendo DS Closed - Click to Enlarge

Nintendo DS, originally chosen as the code name, has been selected as the official product name. The Nintendo DS name evokes the idea of a portable system with "dual screens," providing the rationale for the final name. The hardware also has been redesigned to sport a slimmer, sharper look. The retooled Nintendo DS features a thinner, black base and an angular platinum flip-top cover. The face buttons and shoulder buttons are larger, and some have been reconfigured for optimum use. The unit includes a new storage slot for the touch screen's stylus, and the speakers now broadcast in stereo sound, with or without headphones.

"The Nintendo DS will change the future of hand-held gaming," says Satoru Iwata, president of Nintendo Co., Ltd. "Dual screens, chat functions, a touch screen, wireless capabilities, voice recognition – these abilities surpass anything attempted before, and consumers will benefit from the creativity and innovation the new features bring to the world of video games."

Software companies worldwide have more than 120 Nintendo DS games in development. Nintendo alone is developing more than 20 titles, and in excess of 100 companies have signed on to create games for the new system.

"The innovative functions make Nintendo DS a superior game device, while the chat feature and ability to detect other DS units make it a social device as well," says Reggie Fils-Aime, Nintendo of America's executive vice president of sales and marketing. "We've figured out the magic of what makes portable game play so attractive to consumers. We've defeated nine challengers and once again we're prepared to win."

Nintendo will announce the launch date, price and game lineup for Nintendo DS at a later date.

 

Reported By: Jared Black
 

 



VGF.com
Cheat Codes
PC Gamers First
PlayStation Gamers First
Xbox Gamers First

 
 


nin.vgf.com
© 1999-2005 VGF.com. All Rights Reserved. All content contained herein is property of VGF, Inc. VGF is not affiliated with any video game companies. Logos, trademarks, names, images, etc. are property of their respective companies. More legal info. Privacy Statement.