Today Nintendo shed some light on what we can expect for the Wii and DS
this summer. The company has at least four first-party games in cue,
two for each system. First up will be the baseball game Mario Super
Sluggers on August 25. No big surprise there. But then things start to
Nintendo revealed the secret project Big Fish Games has been working
on: Mystery Case Files -- MillionHeir for the DS. The long-running
series has been puzzling Macs and PCs for years. Players will use their
stylus to find hidden clues in various scenes. There will also be
puzzles involving the DS microphone. MillionHeir will be a DS-exclusive
Mystery Case Files, and the first in the series to include a
multiplayer mode. This one is launching September 8.
Then September 29 will see the return of two popular Nintendo Mascots:
Wario and Kirby. Wario Land Shake, recently announced for Japan, will
make its way stateside with the title Wario Land Shake It! The bad
guy's latest adventure is a 2D side-scroller that requires players to
shake the remote to perform various actions.
The new Kirby game is a DS re-imagining of a Super Nintendo favorite,
Kirby Super Star. The update will be titled Kirby Super Star Ultra and
will include fully animated cut scenes. Kirby will once again copy his
enemies' abilities and battle King Dedede and Meta Knight. The DS game
will feature new modes called Revenge of the King and Meta Knight
Ultra, and new touch screen mini-games for Download Play. There is even
a local co-op mode for two.