Nintendo gave us a rough look at the future of DSiWare. Instead of more Mario clocks, Q4 2009 has more Shantae. WayForward, the developers of Contra 4 and Lit, are working on Shantae: Risky’s Revenge, a follow up to their Game Boy Color game.
Nintendo is planning a bunch of DSiWare titles too, some of which we know little about like Picturebook Games: The Royal Bluff and Pinball Pulse: The Ancients Beckon. Art Style: Digidrive appears to be an updated version of the Game Boy Advance game DigiDrive. Art Academy: Second Semester is a follow up to Nintendo’s drawing training game which came out yesterday. Sparkle Snapshots sounds like a localized version of the sticker photo app they released in Japan. We’re also getting the diced up Electroplankton digital re-release which is split into ten parts, just like Japan.
Gameloft’s Uno, Subatomic Studios’ Fieldrunners, and Bomberman Blitz from Hudson are also heading to the DSiWare shop later this year.
These games may not be system sellers, but DSiWare is slowly improving. At least we’re not getting another round of Animal Crossing calculators.