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.