Nintendo Developing A Direction Sensing DS Card? (Update)

By Spencer . January 13, 2009 . 10:57pm

dssenseA curious trademark popped up in Japan’s trademark database one registered by Nintendo for a “DS Houi Sensor Card”. Houi is Japanese for direction so the trademark is related to a DS card that can detect direction or perhaps even sense motion. Motion sensing games for the DS have been done before. Slide Mag Kid came out in 2007. However, it would be interesting if Nintendo built direction/motion sensing directly into DS cards without the use of an accessory. I wonder what Nintendo franchise could make use of such a device.


A more obscure trademark popped up too. Nintendo registered “Wii Golden Handle” which we have no clue about what it will be for, but the name gave alone gave me a chuckle.




Update: I know what the Wii Golden Handle is. Actually, I wrote about it before, but it slipped my mind. It’s the Club Nintendo Golden Wheel gift. One “mystery” solved!


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  • Ishaan

    Direction sensing? Maybe a new Zelda game with random dungeons where it changes directions based on those in real life?

    Just a wild guess. That sounds cool in a “Oh, neat. It can do that?” sort of way, but I doubt that’s what it’s for.

  • nika

    wii golden handle? o.O
    I wonder what it will be…

  • Kuronoa

    My bet is a new Warioware game, but I’m sure there will be more than that.

    As for Golden Handle… that seems to vague to make out any clues to the name alone.

  • CriticalFury

    a kirby or sonic game with tilting features perhaps or another super monkey ball is my guess.

  • ShinRekka

    Guessing Warioware and Kirby. They seems to do lots of different and new things with those series.

  • Pixoshiru

    Just for your interest, Slide Mag Kid wasn’t equipped with a motion detector as the wii one, it was basically an optical mouse, you had to slide on a plain surface to move your character.

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