Electronic Arts brings DS support to Japan


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In the next few months Electronic Arts Japan is releasing three Nintendo DS titles designed for the reigon. Sim City DS is first and it is a remake of Sim City 3000 for Nintendo’s handheld with Will Wright on the screen to give player help messages. In Sim City DS players use the bottom touch screen to design the city while the top screen shows the upcoming metropolis. Theme Park DS lets DS owners design their own amusement park with the touch pen. You can pick mascots out, rides and food to make your dream park. Specifically for Japan is a game based off of the Dragon Zakura manga. It’s a brain training game similar to Brain Age, except its more geared towards trivia. There are 3,773 questions in the database not, including math questions, which the game makes on its own. This is a pretty strong line up from EA Japan and it’s bound to attract the “non gamer” audience that dug Brain Age and English Training DS. As of now Electronic Arts showed some English screens of Theme Park DS, which probably means it is going to get a release outside of Japan. Sim City DS is likely to come out too since the series is popular around the world.


In the picture from left to right:

Theme Park DS – March 15

Dragon Zakura DS – March 08

Sim City DS – Feb 22

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