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The camera is nifty, the sound feature is cool, but at its core the Nintendo DSi is a handheld game system. And most people are wondering whether the purchase will be worth it for exclusive Nintendo DSi games. No such retail games have been announced, but Nintendo is preparing a lineup of downloadable DSiWare software. We know what games are out in Japan, but which ones will Nintendo localize for the West?

 

The OFLC gives us a pretty good clue by leaking three of them: Paper Plane, Pyoro, and Clubhouse Games Express: Classic Cards. Pyoro sounds like the international name for Tori to Mame (Bird and Bean). Nintendo also used this name for the stretchy-tongue bird when he appeared in the WarioWare series. The same red bird also stars in the DSiWare game Tori to Mame.

 

It looks like the stripped down “Chotto” series will come over as “Express” titles. Clubhouse Games Express: Classic Cards is the first such title. Don’t be surprised to see Dr. Mario Express and eventually Planet Puzzle League Express in the future. Art Style: Decode, Wario Ware Snapped, and the freebie Moving Memo Pad have also been mentioned as DSiWare games for North America. So, it looks like Nintendo is preparing most of the initial line up of DSiWare games for an international release.

Spencer

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