There have been concerns that, despite Nintendo’s penchant for gaming innovation, third party developers might not be blessed with sufficient creative talents to conceive and develop truly interesting DS-specific titles. Indeed, when Atlus first announced its support for the DS, the games it had confirmed were basically just ports of existing titles Snowboard Kids and Choro Q.
Atlus’ latest announcement, however, serves to encourage all those hoping for something a little different. One of the first titles on the way is Caduceus, which is pitched as a ‘surgical simulator’ that makes full use of both the stylus and the microphone. It sounds a little bizarre, but thoroughly intriguing nonetheless.
Players will have to stitch up broken hearts, slice up organs with a scalpel styled stylus and all that kind of surgical carry-on. Caduceus is planned for release shortly after the launch of the DS itself, so it could be an important title serving to emphasise just how different Nintendo’s product will be in comparison to the relatively sober prospects for the PSP.