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Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection Expands with  Tetris DS

Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection Expands with Tetris DS

January 10, 2006 | By Frank Cifaldi

January 10, 2006 | By Frank Cifaldi
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Nintendo of America has announced Tetris DS for the Nintendo DS, the fifth game to take advantage of the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection service for multiplayer interaction over the internet, will be released alongside Metroid Prime Hunters on March 20.

Gameplay details are scarce, and artwork is so far unavailable, but a press release issued today states that Tetris DS combines the classic Tetris formula "with new types of game play that could only be possible on Nintendo DS," and continues to claim that "the touch screen adds a new element of interactivity." There are six modes of play, each themed after a classic Nintendo franchise, and reportedly, up to ten players can compete wirelessly using one game card.

Nintendo's Wi-Fi connection has already proved extremely popular, and has logged almost 3 million connections worldwide as of early December 2005, from around nearly 200,000 unique worldwide visitors. The previously launched Wi-Fi compatible titles include Mario Kart DS, a DS-specific Tony Hawk title, and Animal Crossing: Wild World.

Reportedly, this game is not the same Tetris DS THQ announced early last year (pictured here), which "mysteriously disappeared," after being fully tested and ready to ship, one employee commented on online messageboards.


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