Can't get enough of FH
- Dec 22, 2003
Scooba da Bass said:Is this the third pillar thing that they've been talking about for a while now?
EDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 20, 2004--An unprecedented approach to video game play -- holding two separate game screens in the palm of your hand -- hits the scene later this year when Nintendo introduces a new portable game system, code-named Nintendo DS.
From information made available today, players can look forward to being able to manage their game progress from two different perspectives, enhancing both the speed and strategy of the challenge. For example in a soccer game, users can view the whole game on one screen while simultaneously focusing on an individual soccer player's tackle or goal on the other screen.
Players will no longer be forced to interrupt game play to shift perspective, such as moving from a wide shot to a close up, or alternating between a character's ongoing battle and a map of the environment. Nintendo DS makes it possible to perform the tasks in real time by simply glancing from one screen to the other.
Today's announcement is but a glimpse of the additional features and benefits that will be shown in full at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles in May. Once fully revealed, players will see innovative advances in game interaction.
"We have developed Nintendo DS based upon a completely different concept from existing game devices in order to provide players with a unique entertainment experience for the 21st century," explains Satoru Iwata, Nintendo president.
Nintendo DS features two separate 3-inch TFT LCD display panels, separate processors, and semiconductor memory of up to 1 Gigabit. It's scheduled to launch worldwide before the end of 2004.
In addition to Nintendo-developed software, the company is in discussions with third-party game developers around the world.
Nintendo DS will be marketed separately from the company's existing Nintendo Game Boy® Advance portable system and Nintendo GameCube(TM) home console.
Rubbish, in a film they strapped some underpants to aguys head and put a periscope on one eye while blocking the other one out. He learned in an afternoonDubbs said:Great, all you then need is independent use of each eye as per fighter pilots in lynx helipcopters! They train for years to achieve that!
Sar said:I did.
It worked well.
Doomy said:Shame Nintendos gimmicks never attract mainstream gamers, they have done a bunch of crazy stuff (read genius) but noone really uses any of them. So they dont sell. This smells of gimmick again, how many of you actually bothered with GBA and Wind Waker link up? I wanted to be arsed but i couldnt.
Nail. Hit. Head.Scooba da Bass said:I agree 100%. I expect not only a Virtual Boy style failure, but also every 3rd party game having a map/status screen on the second display and nothing else.
babs said:I think I'll reserve judgement til I've 1) seen it and 2) seen how the second screen (which will be vertically aligned) works in practise. It's daft to write it off when noone knows anything of value yet.