The joys of game conferences, so many new games unveiled and Konami today added five to the growing list of titles currently emitting from Leipzig, and all are set to hit the Nintendo DS. But what games are they and what do we know about them? Well read on:
Winx is an Italian made cartoon dealing with a group of females, and pixies who use magic. The DS game will be a horizontally-scrolling flying game where you'll need to use the touch screen to change characters and blast away objects...and enemies. It will also be mini-game laden and make use of the local wireless connection to trade items and clothes.
Described as a "naval epic" this game sees you embroiled in some of the most frantic battles of World War 2 (but the plot in itself is fictitious) and makes use of real time strategy and turn based strategy elements. The game features twenty missions as well as optional side missions and multiplayer modes. Konami are aiming to ship this for Christmas 2006.
Based on the real life card game this gives gamers the chance to collect 800 cards as you play through the comic book styled plot battling in the familiar manner. Local wireless multiplayer and WiFi connection battles are also supported, but the cross platform battling of the PSP/PC versions are not available for the DS. Konami are also planning official tournaments online for this game.
Exclusive to the DS, Lost in Blue 2 is aiming to make even more use of the touch screen for the various daily tasks our marooned heroes have to undertake. New features such as nature and battling animals have also been introduced and is due to be released early 2007.
Frogger is 25! And to celebrate Konami are releasing My Frogger Toy Trials for the DS. The game follows Frogger and Hero as they aim to win a somewhat bizarre competition organised by a toy company. They do this through a series of mini games which make extensive use of the DS touch screen and mic.
And that's it from Konami regarding the DS. Check out the Elebits trailer posted up earlier and stick with C3 for all your Leipzig news.