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Old May 17th, 2005, 05:32 PM  
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Default Nintendo Revolution + Other E3 announcements from Nintendo!

From Nintendo's Official Press Release:
# Sophisticated Design. The new console is approximately the size of three standard DVD cases stacked together, and it was displayed in a variety of prototype colors at E3. The console will come with a sleek silver stand allowing it to be displayed vertically or horizontally.
# Backward Compatibility. Revolution will play all of your favorite Nintendo GameCube games. An innovative self-loading media bay will play both 12-centimeter optical discs used for the new system as well as Nintendo GameCube discs. You can also equip a small, self-contained attachment to play movies and other DVD content.
# Huge Historic Library. Revolution will have downloadable access to 20 years of fan-favorite titles originally released for Nintendo 64, the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) and even the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES).
# Big Names. Nintendo announced that new franchise properties will be added to current super-star franchises including Mario, Zelda, Super Smash Bros., Donkey Kong and Metroid.
# Wi-Fi Freedom. A worldwide network of Nintendo players can gather to compete in a comfortable, inviting environment using Nintendo's newly announced wireless gaming service, Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection.
The DS is also going to have a free online service:
By the end of the year, you'll be playing your favorite franchises via Wi-Fi on Nintendo DS

You've schooled your best friends, dominated your roommates and owned your little brother more times than you can count. Looking for a challenge? Soon you'll be able to put your skills to the test against fresh competition from Nintendo DS owners around the world with Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection.

Your favorite franchises are slated to be available via Wi-Fi by the end of the year, with Mario Kart DS, Animal Crossing DS and a new Tony Hawk title from Activision scheduled to be among the first games compatible with Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection.

Nintendo is partnering with IGN Entertainment to manage the service’s architecture and navigation. Using IGN’s GameSpy Technology, you'll be able to connect wirelessly at any Wi-Fi hub, find your friends and begin racing, battling or chatting as easily as if they were sitting with you in the same room.

Mario Kart DS, due in Q4, lets up to eight players race against one another in classic Mario Kart fashion on new tracks and arenas. Zip through raceways and environments while firing shells at your opponents using Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection.

Animal Crossing DS, also due in Q4, gives players in different locations the ability to explore their worlds and manage their homes. Using Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, players can hang out, collect items or visit with friends.

More than 25 publishers worldwide are working on titles that will use Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection. Publishers developing games for the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection include:

Activision, Inc. -- Tony Hawk game (working title)
Atari -- TBA
BANDAI CO., LTD. -- Mobile Suit Gundam (working title); Digimon World (working title)
Buena Vista -- TBA
Electronic Arts -- TBA
FromSoftware, Inc. -- Tenchu DS (working title)
HUDSON SOFT Co., Ltd. -- Bomberman (working title); Momotaro Dentetsu World (working title)
KOEI Co., Ltd. -- Dynasty Warriors DS (working title)
KONAMI CORPORATION -- KOJIMA Productions Products; WORLD SOCCER Winning Eleven Series; JIKKYO POWERFUL PROYAKYU Series (working title); Castlevania Series (working title)
Majesco -- TBA
Marvelous Interactive Inc. -- Bokujou-Monogatari series (working title); Rune Factory (working title); Contact (working title); Real-Time-Strategy (working title)
Mastiff -- TBA
NAMCO LIMITED -- New RPG (working title)
Nintendo -- Animal Crossing DS; Mario Kart DS; Many more titles in development
Spike CO., LTD. -- Professional Wrestling (working title)
SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. -- Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles (working title)
Take 2 (2K Games) -- TBA
Telegames -- TBA
Ubisoft -- TBA
Vivendi -- TBA
Last, but not least, Nintendo revealed the Game Boy Micro, which plays GBA games, and is a little bigger than an iPod mini, and weighs 2.8 oz

The sporty, silver metal Game Boy Micro measures a mere 4 inches wide, 2 inches tall and 0.7 inches deep, allowing it to sit comfortably alongside today’s hippest technological gadgets. It weighs an astonishing 2.8 ounces, or about the weight of 80 paper clips. Yet Game Boy Micro has the same processing power and plays the same games as Game Boy Advance SP models, complete with standard face controls and gleaming shoulder and Start/Select buttons that literally shine.

With Game Boy Micro, everyone plays with style. A removable face plate gives owners the option to buy replacements to customize the look of their systems again and again with new colors and designs. Most notably, its 2-inch backlit screen shines with incredible power, rendering games in startling clarity with fantastic colors on the best Game Boy screen ever. For the first time, users can adjust the brightness of the screen to adapt to indoor lights or outdoor sunshine.

"We're making the gorgeous Game Boy Micro for image-conscious folks who love video games, the ones who want the look of their system to be as cool as the games they play on it," says George Harrison, Nintendo of America's senior vice president of marketing and corporate communications. "Because of its diminutive size and industrial-hip look, Game Boy Micro immediately identifies the person playing it as a trendsetter with discriminating style."

Game Boy Micro represents the latest evolution in the image of the Game Boy Advance line, but it is not a successor to any current system. Game Boy Micro will be released this fall. The system comes with a built-in, rechargeable lithium-ion battery and supports standard headphones.
Hopefully even more things will be revealed in the coming days [/img]
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