Now that the DS design has been finalised and its release date edges ever closer, a fair variety of non-Nintendo titles have wriggled out of the woodwork. Atlus is one company to get involved at these relatively early stages, and has recently announced five new titles for the DS. These are originally intended for release in Japan, but itís highly likely that each game will be made available internationally.
Snowboard Kids DS is perhaps the most noteworthy title in the selection, having entertained plenty of N64 owners in the past. Atlus, however, is adamant that it wonít just be a straight port of that title. Bearing in mind the whole double screen, touch sensitive stylus thing, we should certainly hope not!
Elsewhere, thereís a fairly broad spectrum of games on offer. An RPG, Shin Megami Tensei (which translates as Truth and a Goddess Transmigration) will apparently use the dual screen to display the game environment above, and a combat-centric close-up of the main character below. Thereís a racing game, Choro Q DS, and also a mysterious action game called Kadoukeusu. Thereís even a board-game sim, called Jensei Game, which is, in fact, The Game Of Life. Betcha can't wait!
Once these titles are deserving of more substantial synopses, we shall update you.