Tetris heads online with DS
Nintendo of America have revealed that a brand new version of Tetris is being developed even as we speak to take advantage of the DS WiFi Connection, which went live globally last year. The new multiplayer-ready Tetris will launch on March 20th, the same day as Metroid Prime Hunters in North America, and will be the fifth game released to take advantage of the new wireless online connectivity. Let's hope Nintendo also offer some form of game-matching service in the meantime...
Whilst details on gameplay remain scant, the unique control methods offered by the DS will apparently inspire new types of game interaction beyond the classic formula. An official press release notes that "the touch screen adds a new element of interactivity." Apparently, an impressive 10 players will be able to compete using one copy of the game, and there will be six modes of play, each themed after a famous Nintendo brand.
Animal Crossing, Tony Hawk's and Mario Kart represent the existing WiFi Connection games, making Tetris and of course Metroid Prime Hunters all the more welcome additions to the roster. We'll keep you posted on the progress of Ninty's fledgling online service.
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