With the release of Nintendo’s DSi only days away, the company has released information regarding the games that will be available for download on day one. Reading Nintendo’s descriptions of the new DSiWare games, they sound like rehashes of existing properties (Brain Age, WarioWare), but simply make the jump and you can be the judge.
Nintendo’s official statement:
“WarioWare: Snapped! – Using the built-in Nintendo DSi camera, this outrageous title puts players right at the center of fast-paced mini-games, challenging them to race the clock and get a peek at Wario’s photo album.
Bird & Beans – Using an elastic tongue, players must scramble to collect falling beans. The harder a bean is to catch, the more points it’s worth.
Brain Age Express: Math – In this math-focused edition of the popular Brain Age series, players can enjoy a mix of new and familiar training exercises. A new Themes mode also lets Nintendo DSi users experiment with images and voice recordings in fun, unusual ways.
Master of Illusion Express: Funny Face – This game uses your Nintendo DSi as a prop in a card trick. Draw a face on the touch screen and astound your audience as the face tells them which playing card they picked.
Art Style: AQUIA – The newest addition to the eye-popping Art Style series, this mesmerizing underwater puzzle game challenges players to help a scuba diver reach the ocean floor by matching a series of colored blocks”
Gamers picking up the new handheld on this week will have to use “Nintendo Points” to purchase games varying from 200 points ($2) to 800+ points ($8+). Though none of the games listed above have a set price tag, Nintendo is offering anyone who accesses the DSiWare store before October 5th, 2009 1,000 free Nintendo points. Based on the successful sales of the DSi in Japan since November 1st, 2008, it can be expected that Nintendo will be forking out a lot of free points.