UnitZerOne wrote:I dont personaly like the new direction, if the rumors are true, that nintendo would be taking the DS redesign.
i dont like the incoperation of a camera, but i do like the idea of a media player ( although i might expect it to only support a nintendo specific format)
does anyone else feel worried about this. the idea of incorperating a camera as a interface or input would separate games playable from the "next itteration" and current iterations (NDSL and NDS).
i just get the feeling that this move involves nintendo moving in direction that im not just yet comfortable with.
anyone else have any thoughts on this?
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To keep costs down some features were left out of the DS. Maybe next time, he said, he will be able to include a tilt sensor for gyroscopic control. For now, he is focused on double screens.
As the time passed by, Nintendo started to work on the successor of its handheld console with a debut planned for late 2010 [Tokyo Game Show 2010?]. According to our confidential sources, Nintendo is going to use Tegra System-on-Chip processor for the successor of DS/DSi handheld console. Unlike the current design, nVidia offered a single-chip proposal to Nintendo, a company famous for keeping the hardware platform absolutely simple.
[It will have] highly detailed graphics, and it will be necessary to have a sensor with the ability to read the movements of people playing.
The rumoured DS2 development kits are in the hands of select developers in Japan - and include a motion-sensing function, CVG can reveal.
The biggest of the firms working with the device is The Pokemon Company, which CVG understands was the first business to be offered the dev kit.
A CVG insider at a third-party studio currently toying with DS2 said he was aware that "a handful" of other developers had been given the hardware on a trial basis.
However, Nintendo informed him that it was merely the first version of what will become the finished product. The platform holder is asking those trialling the hardware for feedback - but our man is certainly impressed.
"It's genuinely the best thing I think I've ever worked with," he said. "I can tell you that it's got a 'tilt' function that's not dissimilar to iPhone, but does a lot more. We know that The Pokemon Company are getting special attention with it."
However, before our source went tight-lipped, he said he didn't expect the hardware to be shown at GDC.
"Any kind of March announcement wouldn't fit with the timeline I understand the second DS to be on," he added.
He wouldn't tell us any more for fear of being rumbled, but we'll keep digging.
So there you are folks, a motion-sensing handheld with definite Pokemon goodies on the way.
Unsurprisingly, a Nintendo rep told CVG today that they wouldn't comment on "rumour or speculation".
Fingers crossed for E3...
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