November 6th, 2004, 02:28
Nintendo has peeled back the gift wrap on WarioWare, Inc. DS, a title slated for release in the country simultaneously with the launch of the DS on December 2. The company has recently taken a dedicated Web site for the game live. While the site doesn't offer much in the way of additional insight on the title, it does give a brief overview on the characters and what kind of minigames to expect. [br][br][br]In particular, WarioWare, Inc. DS will have two characters that will be appearing for the first time in the series. One of them is a robot named Mike. Mike is a Karaoke Robot invented by the nutty Dr. Crygor. Gamers will play through minigames by using the handheld's internal microphone, a hardware function used by only a few launch titles. [br][br]The second new character is a small girl named Ashley, who is a witch in training with a devilish-looking friend named Red. You’ll be sliding objects on the screen during minigames in Ashley’s stages, using the touch-sensitive lower screen of the handheld. [br][br]Most of the characters from past releases in the Warioware franchise are returning to the DS: Mona's stage will feature games where you slide the stylus pen to prompt movement; Jimmy T.'s stage will feature games where you scratch the screen using the pen; Kat and Ana's stages will require you to draw long strokes to advance gameplay; Dr. Crygor's stage will require you to draw circular motions on the screen; and 9Volt and 18Volt's stages will feature nostalgic Nintendo games that can be played for the first time with a touch-sensitive screen. It isn’t known yet whether Orbulon the Alien or the taxi-driving duo, Dribble & Spitz, will be appearing in WarioWare, Inc. DS.