Europe’s First Nintendo DSi Exclusive Game Is…

By Spencer . September 10, 2009 . 6:46am

hairs Nintendo DSi exclusive games are coming to the West too with 505 Games leading the charge in PAL regions. They just announced Hair Salon, a makeover game developed by the creators of From the Abyss.


Hair Salon uses the DSi’s camera to put you in the game. Once your face is captured you can “create your look” by selecting hideous hair styles. Photos with photoshopped cartoon hair just don’t mix.


Take a look at the package art 505 Games released. It doesn’t say anything about being a Nintendo DSi exclusive. The girl on the cover holding up the DSi and a little blur about using your DSi to take photos are good clues. However, the box looks like a regular Nintendo DS box even though 505 Games says “Hair Salon, developed by Sonic Powered will be 505’s first title to be released exclusively on the Nintendo DSi.”


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  • thebanditking

    Yay, more shovelware! Also that womans face is creepy

    • ECM

      Shovelware doesn’t mean it used to mean, I guess.

      • thebanditking

        No it sure does not. Licenced games use to be the worst we had to put up with but with Games like Wolverine being decent and more important Batman being worthy of the name they carry that seems to be a thing of the past. Now shovelware refers to all this edutainment,pet and life sim and party games that pop up from no name developers who just push this junk out in time for the holiday season. Sadly this stuff over runs the Wii and DS selection of games at stores and consumers are often tricked into thinking all games are created equal. Ninja breadman and Calvin Tuckers Redneck Jamboree come to mind.

  • MadMirko

    Figures that it’s some random cheap shot. Development time for those is shorter than for “proper” games.

    I actually doubt that it’s “exclusive”, seems more like an “enhanced” game. 505 PR is not always up to speed.

    • Sounds like Hair Salon is really going to be a DSi exclusive. They announced a DSi enhanced diary app too, but mentioned that was compatible with the DS and DSi.

  • malek86

    Yeah, I doubt this will be exclusive to DSi. They probably mean it will be their first title to support some DSi specific functions.

  • thaneds

    explain where the camera lens is on a dsi then if not exclusive….

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